If you could ask yourself what movie do you love that in someone else's eyes would be a horrible movie, what would it be?
I was flipping the channels last week with my sister when we came across Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Naturally I left it on and we started to watch it. Yesterday my friend and I talked about it bringing back memories. I'm talking about the movie. I'm sure you remember it. Some of the cast members included Luke Perry, Kristy Swanson, and of course Paul Reubens. Don't forget this was also Hilary Swank's first movie I believe.
For those who haven't seen it. I think you should go out and rent it but at the same time you might not like it. I guess you would have to be the judge of that. These days when people talk about the movie they say how horrible it is or it's the stupidest movie.
I'm probably one of the few people who will admit they loved the movie. Note I said "loved." Now when I look back I think what was I thinking? At the same time watching the movie I remember a time when my friends and I quoted or even tried the cheerleading dance from the movie. Even in school we would quote the "How funky is your chicken, how loose is your goose." Were we on drugs? Maybe we were. When we went to a game in junior high, you know we quoted the funky chicken line. I will even admit when I was in marching band and my friends and I were bored in the stands when our football team was losing; we did it.
I think that's what makes a movie a classic. When you can sit there and quote it. If there is something that reminds you of a certain movie, you quote it. We've all done it. If in I'm in a crazy mood, I still quote Buffy. You just have to wait for the right moment.
Going back to when my sister and I watched it, we kept laughing. Was it the clothing? Hilary Swank? Maybe it was the fact I thought Luke Perry was so hot back in the day. I blame Beverly Hills 90210 for that but that's a whole different blog. What about the clothing? There was even the stuff we forgot. Ben Affleck was in it for a second. At the time we saw it we didn't know Ben but when I saw him come on screen last week I did one of those, "Oh I totally forgot he was in this."
If it wasn't for the movie I probably wouldn't have watched the show. I remember when the show first came on I thought, "Oooh I love the movie." Of course the movie was put on the back burner and the TV show became my favorite. These days I would definitely say Sarah Michelle Gellar is the better Buffy.
I don't care what other people might say but this movie will always have a place in my heart. To quote Hilary Swank's line from the movie, "Well it's retro."