3 for 3: Triumphs & Disappointments in Classic Films

Hi, friends. My boyfriend and I watch a lot of movies, and we’ve seen several classics recently. Some of the movies were better than I expected, while some of them left me wondering why they are remembered so fondly. Here’s a 3 for 3 comparison of good ones and bad ones (in my opinion). Apologies if the pics take forever to load, but they do look cool, haha.

Classics I Liked

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Heartwarming–features representatives from the quintessential teenage cliques (jocks, nerds, etc.) and shows how they find common ground.

The Producers (1967)

Laugh-out-loud funny as well as memorable due to a hilarious, original premise and two very different main characters who complement each other. [Sidenote: the remake is also good.]

The Terminator (1984)

An intriguing and action-packed thrill ride from beginning to end. Schwarzenegger is scary but awesome. Cannot wait to see the next one.

Classics I Didn’t Like

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

The music is great and the dancing is fun, but this film asserts a coarse, vulgar view of the quintessential teenage experience with a storyline that’s “okay” at best.

Deliverance (1972)

Boring at some points, confusing at other points–the run time is padded with aaa lllooootttt of documentary-esque nature scenery. After the most iconic scene happened, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it never did.

Twister (1996)

Impressive special effects for the tornadoes, especially at that time, but many elements of the storyline–the characters themselves, the character development throughout the film, the quasi love story between the main characters–are lacking or uninteresting.

Thanks for reading! I know y’all have some opinions on these. I want to hear your thoughts. Am I right or wrong? Agree or disagree?

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19 responses to “3 for 3: Triumphs & Disappointments in Classic Films”

  1. If you liked Terminator, you’ll LOVE Terminator 2. Just… don’t go beyond that in the movies. Quality drops off considerably. The TV series, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, was fun though.

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    1. Your advice is noted! 🙂

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  2. I’m rubbish with films but have at least seen Terminator! 😂And I’m a little worried it may turn out to be an accurate portrayal of the future if we’re not careful!

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    1. True, haha! AI potential is eerie to say the least.

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    2. A recent X-Files episode (Season 11, Spring of 2018) showed in a humourois, yet scary way

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      1. Oops, hit wrong key. The episode presented the dangers of AI and a future where machines control so much of our lives. Fox and Scully didn’t tip the robot at resturant. As a result, everything goes wrong, as computers won’t leave them alone until they pay. Odd, but brillant short, stand-alone episide. Just released as series 11 on Dvd and blueray. #XFiles

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  3. I’ve only seen 2 of these – Twister and The Breakfast Club. Love them both!
    I grew up in western Oklahoma, so the scenery and places in Twister just kind of make me nostalgic. And I always loved Bill Paxton.

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    1. Nice! I do enjoy some of those visual/technical elements of Twister that you mention. Just wish the script writers had fleshed out the two main characters and their relationship better.

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  4. The Producers is hilarious. And I absolutely love The Breakfast Club. I am so with you on Saturday Night Fever! I like the music. That’s about it lol. The whole thing is a big pile of yikes.

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    1. I’m so glad someone else has seen The Producers; I’d consider it a favorite! And I love that description of Saturday Night Fever, lol… “a big pile of yikes.” So much weird sexual stuff. I, for one, did not participate in gangbangs in high school nor have sex with someone in the car that I met five minutes beforehand in the club.

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      1. Haha same. That was definitely not anywhere near my HS life.

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  5. I love The Breakfast Club. The Terminator freaked me out because he was merciless and inescapable. The others aren’t films I’ve seen. 💜

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    1. Awesome! I totally understand why The Terminator freaked you out; the inhuman inevitability of his murder mission is hard to fathom and honestly terrifying.

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  6. And who doesn’t get a kick out of the cow twirling around in TWISTER? LOL

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    1. So true, haha! A very iconic scene indeed!

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  7. I do identify with The Breakfast Club! Love Molly Ringwald.

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    1. Yes, agreed! She’s so cute and innocent. ♥

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  8. Haha, I remember when Twister first came out on VHS and my dad rented it. I was in 1st grade and threw a fit I could not stay up and watch it with him. I honestly fell asleep probably 15-20 minutes in the movie as I was seven. But I grew up enjoying the movie because, solely, on the twisters themselves. Growing up and looking at the actual story, I totally agree. The story, backstories of the characters, which really is what the movie’s about, definitely lacks. I do enjoy the scene with the aunt and everyone eating food, and some other scenes as you mentioned. But I think being pulled into the story is probably best with the beginning, her as a little girl, the movie theater scene, and the aunt. My dad, when we were younger, would put the speakers on and we would watch this movie when we had a thunderstorm outside. xD

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    1. Aw, what fun memories! ♥ Though watching it in a thunderstorm might be more scary than fun, haha!

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