Welcome to my 30 Day Film Challenge. Today is Day 2 and the prompt is “a film you watched over and over as a child.”
Well there are quite a few, even as a child
I had no life I was a film enthusiast and I had a couple of “go to” movies.
The first was the 1986 sci-fi comedy “Short Circuit” starring Ally Sheedy and *shudder* Steve Gutenberg, and is about a robot, number 5, designed for war becoming alive after being struck by lightening. The real star of the film from a child’s point-of-view is the robot with its goofy voice and antics and I imagine that is what appealed more to me rather than the various subplots. My favourite scene of the film was the sequence towards the end of the film where Number 5, now rechristened Johnny Five, is hunted by three other robots and he disposes of them in a number of slapstick ways, then reprogrammes them to act like ‘The Three Stooges.’
The other main film was the 1984 comedy “Ghostbusters” which needs no real introduction. However, when thinking about it the more I realised I didn’t actually watch the film that often, and it was the spin-off cartoon series The Real Ghostbusters I watched more (and naturally bought the toys). However, it was a film I did frequently went back to and even prompted me to see the sequel at the cinema which even as a wee boy I found disappointing.
Watching them both back as an adult it is unsurprisingly “Ghostbusters” which stands up better on many levels which I think is down to it being made as a proper film, as opposed to a goofy screwball movie.