Hello my turkey/ham/prime rib stuffed loyal readers and welcome to this week's edition of Movie Clip Wednesday. You hopefully know the history of this weekly meme. The Omnipotent Boxer began this way back ago (February I think) and somewhere along the way it ended up here where the loyal readers of the drivel have been faithful followers and great participants, despite my sometimes lame themes and last to minute notice. Despite this, MCW, like Jason from Friday the 13th, does not die. (Hmmm, a Friday the 13th reference, foreshadowing perhaps? Nope. Just a lame attempt at humor. Anyway, how it works is like this: I pick a theme, usually to the chagrin of everyone, you find a clip that matches said theme, put it on your wonderful blog and then post in the comments of this post that you "are up". We will all come a check it out and give you blog "high fives". Look under the MCW banner for the following week's theme. I'll try to have it up by Thursday. Or Friday. Or whenever I get a post from someone saying "what's the theme for next week's MCW".
I have so many great movie recommendations from this meme that I could't watch them all if I met a rich woman who told me to quit my job and "watch those movies you've always wanted to watch. Oh yes, and work on your golf game". This isn't meant to discourage anyone from pushing said rich woman my way. Just sayin.
This week's theme is "movie you hated the first time you saw it but now you like it". I have a couple of these to choose from but there is one that stands out more than the others.
The first time I tried to watch the movie in question, I was excited. I loved the previews and the concept. After 20 minutes of watching, I gave up and was completely disappointed.
When friends Eric and Monika were living with me while they were having their house built, the sequel to said movie came out. Monika, who is like a sister to me, wanted me to go to the sequel with her. We share a similar sense of humor and Eric didn't like the first movie as much as she did. Imagine her dismay when I told her "I fucking hated that movie. Never finished it." Shocked would be an understatement at Monika's response. She couldn't believe A) that I didn't watch it, and B) that I didn't love it.
She insisted that we watch it together. With her guidance and presence she was confident that I could be turned and that I would learn to like this movie. We watched together that Saturday night and again before we went to the matinee for the sequel that Sunday afternoon and I loved it. "Liquid hot MAG-MA!" Yes, I'm talking about Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Hard to believe I know. "Men want to be him, women want to be with him." Hey, I think they stole that from my memoirs. Wait, what?
Insert "Elizabeth Hurley was the hottest woman on the earth at this time" comment here.
"The details of my life are quite inconsequential."
Who did invent the question mark?