Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Harry Potter/Twilight/Any Movie Obession Craze

This week as I have heard all about all the people sleeping out, dressing up, and waiting hours for the newest Harry Potter movie I find myself wondering what all the fuss is about? It isn't just with Harry Potter though either. I know the same goes for any pop culture movie craze. The same can be said for all the Twi-hards out there that love the Vampire series. I find myself thinking about a time a couple of years ago, standing in line to go see the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" in downtown LA and wondering what the deal was with all the people dressed up and why we were waiting hours for such a show? Why people took it so seriously and why they insisted on painting red V's on my cheeks for Virgin since I had never seen the movie. These people meant business.

I love movies don't get me wrong. I also love to watch a lot of them over and over. I can't count how many times I have seen "Grease" or "Grease 2" and yes, I have all the songs and lines memorized and could recite them as well as the actions while watching the movie. There was also the time that my cousins, sister, and I reinacted the entire "Adventures in Babysitting" movie and made it in to our own live play. I can also remember  going to see "Robin Hood- Prince of Thieves" at least four or five times in the theater and many more after it came out on VHS. I even still remember my favorite line from the movie. Here it is to prove it: "He fancies you my lady. I am blind, but there are some things I can still see". I do love movies. But I have yet to 1. sleep out for one 2. dress up in a costume for one and 3. wait in line all day for one. That even includes movies that my man Jon Bon Jovi is in. I just don't see the point of it. I will go see a movie on the night it comes out if it is one I really want to see, but I draw the line with waiting hours for it. In that case, I am sure the build up would be better than the actual movie. I guess I just haven't caught "the vision" of what it's all about. What are your thoughts on movie crazes?

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