You know, I don’t think I’ll ever have that feeling of “Discovering” a movie again. I put it in quotes because obviously, you can’t discover something that 200 people worked on and a team of people promoted… but I hope you know what I mean.
I think part of why my generation loves The Princess Bride so much is that each of us kind of feels like we discovered that movie on our own. We saw it on cable, and then found out for ourselves what a special movie it was. Not only that, but no one told me what to think or how to feel about the movie before I decided for myself.
I don’t have time for that anymore. Even if I did, I have the internet and it tells me all about any movie I might want to hear about. I don’t just suddenly come across a movie on my own anymore. On the other hand though, I didn’t have to wait for years to get to see Black Dynamite. Even that though, I had people tell me what they thought about the movie before I got to see it. That’s sort of hard to balance, if I want to hear about new movies I need to read up on things, but those things will always come with opinions about the things.
So yeah, I’ll never have another Barry Lyndon moment again.