Is it time for MCW already? Wow. In case anyone may be new here's how it works. Over here at MRM headquarters a theme is picked and then you find a clip that matches said theme, around three minutes is about right, put it up on your blog and then come over here and tell everyone that you are "up" and ready to roll. We'll come by and check it out. Got it?
This week's theme is "Most Overrated Movie". It's a theme chosen by Boxer, who used to host this little meme. Remember those days, when the meme was fun and organized? Me too. Oh what the hell! It's surviving ain't it?
This theme had sooooooooooo many choices. "Unforgiven" and "Gladiator" immediately came to mind. Anything with Ben Affleck, DeNiro or Pacino (excluding "The Godfather") Clooney or Keanu. That's just for warmups.
There has been though, one movie that always stood out to me as being extremely overrated. I couldn't understand why it was breaking every box office record, especially after I watched it. The movie of course is "Titanic". *insert "I already knew how it was going to end" joke here. Why did I even go? Why do you think, there was this woman you see and.....................................
I happened to be in Billings and this chick that I knew there didn't have anything going on. She was always pretty flirty and nice enough looking so I thought "dinner and a movie and then maybe find out if she snores late at night" Hey!! That was a pretty good plan for me back in the day. So we had some Chinese food, went to Titanic and I stayed at Ralph's where we drank beer and listened to music til 2 AM. Two out of three.
Back to the movie though. What was it's appeal? It was a love story that's been told a skillion times so it couldn't be that. It was "authentic". Whatshisass the director had everything down to the last detail. I remember someone telling me that James Cameron used the same dishes from the same dish manufacturer. So? Does that make it a good movie? Because he bought his dishes at the same store? Did James Franco really cut his arm off in that movie about the guy who cut his arm off? And what was the thing with Leonardo? He was a skinny punk back then. No way does he steal Winslet from Billy Zane. That ain't happening. Kate Winslet naked barely held my interest.
So I went to the movie. Drove this chick back to her place where I'm sure she "had to get up early" and then went to Ralph's. But wait there's more. Later I was talking to my friend Sally. Sally is one of my best friends of all time and definately my best female friend. She summed up "Titanic" the best. "It was horrible. Three hours of JACK! ROSE! JACK!! ROSE!" I've always liked that description. Wouldn't it be great if someone else thought the same thing?
YOUTUBE you magnificient bastard!! Some persone actually went through the effort of putting two clips together, one of Rose saying "Jack" one of Jack saying "Rose". This is a day when I love you, youtube. Now, if someone would just put a bunch more "Seinfeld" clips up so that when I need them they are there, I'll be way happy.
Happy MCW. I have pool league tonight and it's snowing like a sonofgun out there so don't know if I'll be around tonight to check things out but will be tomorrow. Remember that next week's theme is favorite