The early 90s AND Tucson, Arizona both bring a smile to my nostalgic heart-face. So hopefully the transition here won’t be too hard to make.
We went to Tucson for a long weekend to visit the Mallons and it was spectacular. We stayed in a wicked sweet hotel, had gigantic bugs land on us, went on a 4-mile hike that is still makin’ me sweat, took a tour of new Arizona housing developments, watched a lot of What Not to Wear, learned about keyboard cat, met my cousin once-removed (or second cousin, or ??) Brenna for the first time (though it really felt like I’d met her already from all the videos!), ate too many dumplings, enjoyed time with Mallons and as it turns out, my nephew kinda likes me. He only tolerated Jim, but that’ll change when he’s old enough to appreciate magic and juggling and he realizes I have nothing to offer him.
It was an extremely fun and relaxing weekend. We were very dissapointed to have to come home.
But alas, Minnesota things awaited us. Like work, Settlers of Cattan, and uncovering the single greatest (1991) film of our generation! See my last post or Chris’ original post for more background information.
And you can make your vote over at the Blogulator’s 1991 post here! Chris has welcomed one and all to vote, not just people who fit our previously specified “generation.”
The nominees are Hook, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Point Break, and The Last Boy Scout.
Following are my rants which should lead me to my vote:
Hook: Love it. I still crave this often. Like right now, for instance. I would prefer watching Hook right now to blogging, hands down. I can’t explain what is so particularly appealing to me, but I can’t think of anything unappealing about it either. I guess that’s the point of this exercise: we didn’t have reasoning as kids, and we don’t necessarily need that reasoning as adults, right?
TMNT2: We owned this on VHS, and I’m pretty sure I liked it, but I can’t really differentiate it from my memories of the original and I have no significant desire to watch it again. Hook trumps TMNT
T2: Judgement Day: Ben spoke truth when he said that this movie is well-respected in cinema history for its use of special effects. That pretty much seals it for this one, even though it’s pretty reflective of our generation. Who of us did not robotically repeat “I’ll be bach” to all our friends without fear of it ever ever getting old? Plus it brings back memories of Wayne’s World, which is nice. However, I still vote Hook over T2.
Point Break: Didn’t see it, though judging from initial comments on the blogulator this is an early favorite as the 1991 winner.
The Last Boy Scout: Should I be embarassed that I’ve never even heard of this movie?
So Hook it is then!
Cast your vote here!