Friday, July 25, 2008
"WarGames" 25th Anniversary
So, I went to the movies last night to see "WarGames" - 25th Anniversary edition. They showed a brief documentary before starting the film- like the ones on your DVD extras. It was interesting but I also thought it kind of ruins it for those few people who hadn't seen the movie yet (kids of Gen X people).
The movie was still compelling and unintentionally funny because of all the ancient computer equipment and 80s sensibility. People smoking anywhere they wanted, a smoking and non-smoking ticket to Paris, floppy disks, Pong-like games, Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy in their first starring roles.
Good clean fun. Makes me want to go back and watch other classics - "Red Dawn", "St. Elmo's Fire", "Breakfast Club", "Sixteen Candles", etc. I know they are hysterical in their innocence.
Anyway, a good time was had by all.