This bloghop fest is brought to you by Alex J. Cavenaugh and the idea is to list your 12 fave movies of all time and...er...explain why.So here goes:
1. Galaxy Quest
This is, indeed, my all time fave movie. It makes me laugh every single time I see it and literally every line is quotable in useful ways. ("Yeah, you were giving me the 'we're dead' signal. I was agreeing with you. Like I know where the hold button is.")
I don't know why I love this movie. It's just a fun rollercoaster ride. And I love the Van Halen music.
3. 13 Going on 30
I know. It's fluff. But it's fun fluff.
4-6 Back to the Future 1, 2, and 3
Duh. These go without saying. But I'm going to say it anyway.
Because like some people are Trekkies (see #8) I'm a Stargate fan (in all its incarnations)
8. Star Trek 2009
Yes, I do like all things Star Trek (except Deep Space Nine which was a heinous mutation unworthy of Star Trekdom). I enjoyed all the series (except DSN which doesn't count as Star Trek), but didn't really enjoy most of the movies until the 2009 version. Love it.
9. Laura Croft: Tomb Raider
I adored the video game and in turn the movie because Laura's a tough smart chick who doesn't take crap from anyone (and I think I secretly want to be her...did I say that out loud?!)
10. Toy Story
Who doesn't like Toy Story?
I'm kind of on the fence about this one actually. I'm not a big fan of Disney because most of their female characters are wimpy or co-dependent and there's rarely an animated Disney film which doesn't begin or revolve around one of the main characters' parents or family members dying (think about it - Nemo? Mom and thousands of siblings. Snow White? Orphan. Cinderella? Dead father. Belle? Dead mother. Jasmine? No mother. Ariel? No mother. But Mulan has both parents and nobody's dead and she's a tough chick who doesn't take crap from anyone...um sound familiar? See #9. But I don't want to be her.)
12. Reign of Fire
Christian Bale? Matthew McConaughey? Dragons? Need I say more?
So what do you think of my Dirty Dozen? You should definitely go check out everyone else's (see below) and share yours!