Movie Madness Monday: the 22nd iteration
Ha ha! Hee hee! Ho ho! It is my pleasure to bring you yet another game of Movie Madness Monday, the movie quote trivia fest.
Here's how we play: I give you a few quotes from a movie. You put one of your favorite quotes from the same movie in the comments. We do not reveal the name of the movie until Wednesday. And spread the word to your pals! I always get a kick out of new playmates, especially during the doldrums of summer.
I have a new hope to see the movie geekiness roll off the pages this time. Last week I had people piling on their comments 5 minutes after posting. Let's see how well I do with intriguing you this week....
"Don't you call ME a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease!"
"Here's where the fun begins!"
"That's funny- the damage doesn't look so bad from out here.... Are you sure this thing is safe?"
"You can't win. But there ARE alternatives to fighting."
"Bring 'em on! I'd prefer a straight fight to all this sneaking around!"
"You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious."
"You must do what you think is right, of course."
****Wednesday Update: Of course, the movie is
STAR WARS IV (which used to be I): A New Hope!
You may now go completely wild with the obvious quotes. Y'all were really good about picking the obscure ones. Now feel free to add: "That's no moon, that's a space station!" and so on.
Am I the only person who feels bitterly betrayed by the latest trilogy? I found them to be dead, humorless, and wooden. The scripts lack the humor and repartee of the original three. The acting (Hayden Christiansen covers the gamut from pout to whine quite nicely) is awful. Maybe it's just me-- but after teaching middle school for a thousand years, I think I've heard "It's not fair!" quite enough, thank you. But from Darth Vader? No, it doesn't compute.
There are no scoundrels. There is no laughing in the face of danger. And really, if Queen Amidala is perhaps eight years older than Annikin, why doesn't she act like it? I mean, she ran a planet at 13! You know Carrie Fisher has had a great sideline as a script doctor-- maybe George hould have brought her in.
But this film-- ahhh, now THIS is a classic! Let's all go watch it this weekend. I've got just the TV and I'll even spring for the popcorn.