Got a weird story about how I ended up seeing Schindler’s List, kind of a hijack, but here goes. When it came out my parents refused to see it, or let me see it (I’m 19 now, so I was 9 or 10 at the time…good idea). About 6 months ago, the parents went out of town, so I spent a lot of time watching movies, since they usually bitch at me to do my homework or some such when I do. I decided I was gonna go rent Fast Times at Ridgemont High (a great film, if anyone hasn’t seen it) and it was checked out, so I got something else. This continues for another couple of days, and I finally set my mind to getting Fast Times, even if it means going to every video store in town. I walk in, look around, don’t see FTaRH, spot Schindler’s List, say to myself “I hear that’s a pretty good film” and rent it instead. I am incredibly glad that I saw it. Undoubtedly the most powerful film I’ve ever seen, incredibly sad, yet reassuring that there is good in the world, and that it will triumph over evil. Ok, I’m done with the hijack, back on topic
There are only two films I can think of that I will not watch:
[li]The Exorcist-supposed to be “the scariest film ever made” why the hell would I want to watch that? To be terrified at all times?[/li][li]Night of the Living Dead-the only film my dad ever walked out of, said it scared the shit out of him. See previous question.[/li][/ul]
Oh yeah, you could not pay me enough to watch Eraserhead again…talk about incoherent garbage. Actually, you probably could pay me enough, but it’d be well into six figures.
One final note:The Ring was not scary. Stupid? Yes. Beautifully shot? At times, yes. Occaisionally shocking? Yes. Unintentionally funny? Yes. As good as everyone built it up to be? No. Just my $0.02, though I did see it with about four of my friends who love to clown on bad movies. Watching it by yourself at home, lights out…it would be pretty freaky then.