Saturday, April 29, 2017

I'm back...and wondering if I even remember how to use this blog...we shall see...

So I am watching "Heathers" for the first time, and 15 minutes in I have so many thoughts (I apologize in advance for my overuse of exclamation points, ellipses, and's a problem, I know)...
  •  I sort of miss Beverly Hills 90210 - where is Shannen Doherty, and was she really the b she was made out to be (I actually don't even remember why people thought this about her, but I definitely remember her not being well-liked)? And who knew her name was spelled with an "en". I wonder if she also resented never being able to find key chains with her name spelled "correctly" at Spencer's Gifts? Mom, no worries, I now appreciate that you used a "K" instead of the more conventional "Ch." I feel more important when I get to smugly say, "Kristina, with a K."
  • what is up with Winona Ryder's head in the grass in the opening scene - that is just weird!
  • the use of three main characters with the same name is absurd and I kinda love it
  • those shoulder pads! omg am I so glad those never came back in style, although I do wish the following things would make a comeback
  • "yeah, but they seem to have an open door policy for assholes" - classic one-liner! I can't wait to use this! 
  • "you don't deserve my fucking speech" - all I'm picturing during this line is a microphone drop
  •  new favorite rebuttal: "Lick it up, baby. Lick. It. Up."
  • naked Croquet - add it to the bucket list. 
  • OMG - are they poisoning someone with cleaner? - this is fucking disturbing - this is not the feel good break up movie as promised by BuzzFeed 
  • Jesus Christ - that righteous dude (I was smirking a little here) and the funeral confessions seemed uncomfortably likely
Ok, so right after the first funeral scene I took a break, and now after having finished the movie I am super disturbed and hate that I was so flippant in my review above. I didn't realize this movie was all about teen suicide and psychopaths...I HATE this movie (and I rarely use all caps - in fact, I rarely use any caps when I'm typing). While some of J.D.'s lines such as "People will look at the ashes of Westerburg and say, 'Now there's a school that self-destructed, not because society didn't care, but because the school was society,'" or "now that you're dead what are you gonna do with your life" were articulate, and caused me to think deeply about the subject matter at hand, I'm still horrified by this flick. Perhaps, I just am not a fan of the dark comedy in general. Dark - yes. Laughing at the dark - not so much. I'm curious if I'm the only hater out there for what is considered, I think, a classic 80's film?! Is it? Am I?