It's Thursday again! Another Thursday Movie Picks post inspired by Wandering Through the Shelves!
Let's just do this.
The theme for the week is:
LOL, there are so many to choose from that came out last weekend, right? I mean, this genre has become a little too...common. So, I decided that I was going to think out of the box because, as much as I was entertained by The Hunger Games, I'm kind of tired of talking about it. So, I thought about some films I really love and loved as a child/pre-teen and, well, here we have it!
So, Disney's Peter Pan is one of my favorite non-princess related Disney films. It's such a magical benchmark for imagination and fantasy, and really it has everything. I mean, mermaids, pirates, Indians, fairies; adventure, romance, comedy...it covers every base. Now, have you read J. M. Barrie's book? It is utterly brilliant, and contains everything the movie contains and more! I have no shame in admitting that Peter Pan is not only one of my favorite children's books (classified as young adult, and rightfully so when you consider some of the violence and darkness that permeates entire chapters), but it's one of my favorite books; period!
|The Neverending Story|
As a young kid, this was one of my favorite films. In fact, for a long time it was pretty much the ONLY film for me. Upon a recent rewatch, I'm spellbound by how textured the themes are here. This is a film/story that proposed to tell a very different story than it appears to be on the outset, but the religious subtext that is so richly developed is one that, as an adult, is hard to miss. I haven't read the book, but this is an astonishing film.
|The Princess Bride|
I'm still kicking myself a bit for not including this when it was Romantic Comedies Week, like so many of my fellow bloggers did. Like, I didn't even think of it! How did that happen? Anyways, I am so happy that I can use it here, because I LOVE THIS MOVIE SO MUCH! This is just the perfect genre film, a spoof in a sense and yet so lavishly lovely that it both pokes fun at and unashamedly adores the genre that it's nestled into. So quotable, so romantic, so funny, so endlessly watchable!