3 for 3: Triumphs & Disappointments in Classic Films

Hi, friends. My boyfriend and I watch a lot of movies, and we’ve seen several classics recently. Some of the movies were better than I expected, while some of them left me wondering why they are remembered so fondly. Here’s a 3 for 3 comparison of good ones and bad ones (in my opinion). Apologies if the pics take forever to load, but they do look cool, haha.

Classics I Liked

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Heartwarming–features representatives from the quintessential teenage cliques (jocks, nerds, etc.) and shows how they find common ground.

The Producers (1967)

Laugh-out-loud funny as well as memorable due to a hilarious, original premise and two very different main characters who complement each other. [Sidenote: the remake is also good.]

The Terminator (1984)

An intriguing and action-packed thrill ride from beginning to end. Schwarzenegger is scary but awesome. Cannot wait to see the next one.

Classics I Didn’t Like

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

The music is great and the dancing is fun, but this film asserts a coarse, vulgar view of the quintessential teenage experience with a storyline that’s “okay” at best.

Deliverance (1972)

Boring at some points, confusing at other points–the run time is padded with aaa lllooootttt of documentary-esque nature scenery. After the most iconic scene happened, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it never did.

Twister (1996)

Impressive special effects for the tornadoes, especially at that time, but many elements of the storyline–the characters themselves, the character development throughout the film, the quasi love story between the main characters–are lacking or uninteresting.

Thanks for reading! I know y’all have some opinions on these. I want to hear your thoughts. Am I right or wrong? Agree or disagree?

17 comments

    1. I’m so glad someone else has seen The Producers; I’d consider it a favorite! And I love that description of Saturday Night Fever, lol… “a big pile of yikes.” So much weird sexual stuff. I, for one, did not participate in gangbangs in high school nor have sex with someone in the car that I met five minutes beforehand in the club.

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  1. Haha, I remember when Twister first came out on VHS and my dad rented it. I was in 1st grade and threw a fit I could not stay up and watch it with him. I honestly fell asleep probably 15-20 minutes in the movie as I was seven. But I grew up enjoying the movie because, solely, on the twisters themselves. Growing up and looking at the actual story, I totally agree. The story, backstories of the characters, which really is what the movie’s about, definitely lacks. I do enjoy the scene with the aunt and everyone eating food, and some other scenes as you mentioned. But I think being pulled into the story is probably best with the beginning, her as a little girl, the movie theater scene, and the aunt. My dad, when we were younger, would put the speakers on and we would watch this movie when we had a thunderstorm outside. xD

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