Friday, 21 August 2009

I Apologise For My Youth

It's not even a renaissance really. Even before John Hughes died people were going on at me about these supposed early teen films I'd never seen. Shocked expressions quickly turned to disgust as I told them I'd never seen The Breakfast Club. I have also never seen Weird Science, Pretty in Pink or Ferris Buellers Day Off. I've also never seen Lost Boys.

I remember watching a couple of pre-teen movies, like the Goonies and Back to the Future as a pubeless geek, but I've just never really been into these sort of slacker teen things. I'd probably watch them if they were on, but I dunno, I don't really want to seek them out and never did.

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It's not like I'm not a big movie fan either. I've seen other Hughes stuff, like Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Uncle Buck but there's something about the teen comedy that has never appealed to me. But maybe I just liked John Candy.

The more people go on about them the more it makes me not want to watch them. Not that I'm a rogue loner or an intriguing outsider myself who's against the tide but I certainly won't get them ten years after I was supposed to be introduced to them.

Then again, maybe that's why I'm such a loser.

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