July 22, 2011 2 Comments
There were three movies from the 80′s that made me who I am today. First was The Wizard and the fact that I like to game, also it helped that I am a boy and video games are ingrained in my DNA coding. Second, The Goonies was more or less a pivotal coming of age story to me. A band of misfit kids going on an adventure, getting shot at, discovering a lost pirate ship, all without the supervision of adults. The last movie did more than define me a man, it prepared me for life. A life in which vampires, mummies, creature from some sort of Black Lagoon, and Werewolves were real and can be defeated. No longer did I need to fear these obviously fictitious creatures, but rather I use this as a holy bible to defeat mythological creatures. Also it taught me the word “nards” to mean balls. I really wish people would use “nards” again. The Monster Squad takes me back, like a young college student looking back on their posted Facebook pictures from some drunken night, I look back on this movie with great fondness and befuddlement. Seriously, where the fuck were all the parents in every single one of these kid movies. Kidding me that they can battle the undead and monsters without mom or dad asking questions. The 80s were a weird time.