What I’m doing: I compiled a list of all of my movies organized by release year. Using that list, I’m re-watching every movie I own.
I’m finally finished with the 80s!!!! Oh my god, that felt like it took forever. There were many movies that I like in the decade and several that I’m ambivalent about. I really should get over the whole watching all of them even if they aren’t mine. (I’m not going to get over that). It took longer to get through this decade because my husband wanted to watch too many of the movies with me. I love watching with him, but he’s not up for a movie every night.
Several of the movies in the 80s were as good as I remember. Romancing the Stone, The Man From Snowy River, and Clue. I was also reminded how much I love Big Trouble in Little China and When Harry Met Sally. On the other side, some movies have not aged particularly well, and I’m unsure if I enjoy them as much as I used to. Namely, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Back to the Future. It’s sad when something you loved as a child isn’t as good as you remember.
I’ve been more critical while watching most of the films in my re-watch. It’s not something I intentionally set out to do. It just happened. I think it’s made my blog posts better, but it’s hurt my enjoyment of the movies. I don’t think I’ll be able to stop at this point, though.
There are a few movies in the 90s that I’m skipping. Under Siege 1 & 2 as well as Starship Troopers. There might be a couple of others, but we’ll see. They’re my husband’s and I really don’t like them.
I have just over sixty movies in the 90s. Considering how long it took me to get through approximately forty from the 80s, I have no idea how long this will take me. Very glad I didn’t set a deadline for this little project.