I have not been posting nearly enough this year and I want to steer back from that. To that end I have found a 30-day blog challenge and fluffed it out to 31 entries (since December has 31 days). I have done a 30-day challenge before for movies, though that one was poorly executed (I started it in the middle of a month, at one point I posted 2 entries on one day, it is a mess). I did another one just this year in August on Video Games, that one was better, go read it after this one, all of it. Or don’t, no pressure.
Today is day 23 and the topic is “Worst Classic Movie”.
Classic means pre-1980 in my mind. I do realize that while that predates my existence on Earth by some years there are many people who remember the good old days of… Not having cell phones, personal computers, GPS, and the trillions of technological conveniences that we have now? Whatever.
Point is, I have to set some arbitrary barrier on what I am looking at because Disney is in the business of making instant classics. Classics that will still be selling copies of holo-disks or VR simulations or whatever else format will be used in the dystopian future we are all marching toward just a little bit faster now. That is why the concept of the Disney Vault allowed them to sell lots of VHS copies of “Pinocchio” and “Bambie” in the 90’s.
|What unspeakable horrors lay within this unhallowed walls?|
To say that “Toy Story” or “Tangled” are not classics would be silly, so how far do you go back? I went with the idea of, “Anything before the decade I was born, that way there is less chance I saw it even on tape.”
This has more to do with its status as nothing. No one who saw this film thought about it ever again. I know I have seen it, but aside from one scene of a butler picturing himself being rich I have zero other memories of the film. So it is the “worst” in the sense that it is the “least”.
|I can't remember what this movie is about, but I am sure I would hate it.|
“The Aristocats” is a movie I am betting most people would have to google to confirm that it exists. Don’t bother to watch it, because I am fairly certain it is not a real movie and will in fact steal parts of your mind and only leave you with vague memories of… Something to do with wealthy cats? Doesn’t matter.
As far as I am concerned “The Aristocats” might as well be about the King in Yellow. I am not interested in trying to revisit something that looks like the lesser counterpart to “Oliver and Company”, another film you probably have to google to know what I am talking about.
Why should I worry?
Why Should I care?
That movie at least had some lively pop music in it.
Share your own thoughts on this in the comments. I know I am not the only person out there who is nostalgic for Disney products, and I am sure many people disagree with my selection for today’s entry.
I picked Disney stuff just because I knew there was so much of it to talk about and it lends itself to discussion in the comments. So please, tell me how my opinion about cartoon movies is biased and how your opinion on cartoon movies is objectively right.