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The Three Amigos reactions (SPOILERS)

Wednesday Boy

The Nerd WhoFell to Earth
(Since I gave a grumbling opinion of the Hobbit in that movie thread, I wanted to show I'm not always a grouch.)

So what did folks think of the Three Amigos?

Personally I loved it! It was hilariously and brilliantly acted, the songs and choreography were perfection, it is immensely quotable, and I never felt like it dragged on too long. I've seen it 20 or so times already and I'll definitely see it the next time it's in theatres!
 

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Wednesday Boy

The Nerd WhoFell to Earth
What is this, a remake of the 1986 movie?

I wish! (With the flood of movies turned Broadway show, I think it has incredible potential to become the next Spamalot if they could get Chevy Chase, Martin Short, and Steve Martin on board for the first run.)
 

Nytmare

David Jose
I recently introduced my (then) 12 year old son to this movie. I've been trying to introduce him to the things I was doing/watching when I was his age for perspective. Although he enjoyed it, he didn't latch onto it, or the humor like I did when I was his age. Next up will be Highlander, Ferris Beuller and and Stand By Me.
 

Wednesday Boy

The Nerd WhoFell to Earth
I recently introduced my (then) 12 year old son to this movie. I've been trying to introduce him to the things I was doing/watching when I was his age for perspective. Although he enjoyed it, he didn't latch onto it, or the humor like I did when I was his age. Next up will be Highlander, Ferris Beuller and and Stand By Me.

That's excellent parenting! I think I was younger than your son when my parents first showed it to me but I only remember laughing at the mail plane bit and the talking turtle. It wasn't until rewatching it in college that I got all of the jokes and fell in love with it.
 



Highlander does not hold up. Tried that last year with my teens, it was bad.

I'd be interested to know what about it failed to hold up and with whom. Was it looking dated to YOU (naturally it's going to look dated to todays teens)? Bad effects? Jumpy plot?

The original was a movie that I have come to categorize as, "being better than it deserved to be". Certainly every sequel and the TV series only tainted its accomplishment (IMO, that is - I know some people liked the series).

I've tried introducing kids to the wonders of the most quotable and revered movies of my own time - Ghostbusters, Holy Grail, Three Musketeers (with Oliver Reed and Michael York instead of the somewhat more recent version with Oliver Platt and Kiefer Sutherland) and for various unidentifiable reasons they lack the same impact with them.
 



Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Bah, humbug! Why let his FRIENDS teach him all the good stuff when you can teach it to him at home...in the proper contex, of course.

"Daddy, what's a "NIH", and why did that scene make you laugh so hard you cried?"
 

Relique du Madde

First Post
I'd be interested to know what about it failed to hold up and with whom. Was it looking dated to YOU (naturally it's going to look dated to todays teens)? Bad effects? Jumpy plot?

The original was a movie that I have come to categorize as, "being better than it deserved to be". Certainly every sequel and the TV series only tainted its accomplishment (IMO, that is - I know some people liked the series).

I've tried introducing kids to the wonders of the most quotable and revered movies of my own time - Ghostbusters, Holy Grail, Three Musketeers (with Oliver Reed and Michael York instead of the somewhat more recent version with Oliver Platt and Kiefer Sutherland) and for various unidentifiable reasons they lack the same impact with them.

Holy Grail only works if you appreciate fantasy, Terry Gilliam, or Monty Python. Ghost Busters might work if you like paranormal investigation tv shows or supernatural horror. Sure both are dated but if you think about it they still work today for various reasons. I havene't seen the three Musketeers... either version. I hope it has a bunch of swash bucklerry and awesomeness.
 

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