Thursday, July 13, 2017
Thursday Movie Picks: Amusement Parks
For the second week of July 2017 as part of the Thursday Movie Picks series hosted by Wanderer of Wandering Through the Shelves. We venture into films that are either set in amusement parks or feature amusement parks. Instead of going for the obvious, here are my three picks:
The film does feature a few sequences at a theme park though the premise is about a boy wants to become big so he can ride this rollercoaster. Instead, he ends up being grown into a man in his mid-30s as he’s still a kid though he does eventually get to ride a roller coaster but it’s really more about this magic fortune teller he finds who would grant him his wish.
2. Encino Man
Though it’s more of a film about a caveman who wakes up in the 20th Century and be introduced to the eccentricities of the modern world. There is a great scene in which Brendan Fraser’s caveman character Link and Pauly Shore both to an amusement park and go nuts as they ride rollercoasters and beat up a guy in a costume. All in good fun.
3. 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain
We go from a classic and a cult film to one of the worst films ever made. The 3 Ninjas franchise had a good first film but its two follow-ups were pretty bad as it catered to the lowest common denominator when it comes to family films. Then there’s this one starring Hulk Hogan, Loni Anderson, and Jim Varney as it feature none of the original actors with the exception of Victor Wong (in his final performance) as their grandfather as it’s just an awful film where it has some horrific violence too silly for kids and parents and a lot of karate calls that is just fucking annoying. Plus, we have Hogan as some washed-up TV star who tries to spout positive bullshit that he never stood for like the real Hogan was in his time.
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