Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Addams Family.

When I was little, one of my favorite movies was The Addams Family. And its sequel, Addams Family Values. I remember renting the VHS over and over. At the time, I didn't even know about the TV show.

It had been years since I had seen the movie, so I was really excited when it came from Netflix. I watched it with my parents last night, and I was so relieved to find that it was just as awesome as I remember. :)

I've always liked the sort of humor featured in this film: sort of quirky, dark, ironic humor. Maybe the word is macabre? I don't like things too edgy or dark. But I've always enjoyed the feel of things like the Addams family, A Series of Unfortunate Events (I think I'll reread that series again soon- it's been years since I read them all), The Corpse Bride, and Roald Dahl.

Anyway, I hate to say this, but I might like the characters as they're portrayed in the movies even better than in the TV show. I own over half of the series and I've started watching through them. But I just love the characters in the films.

Most of my favorite lines come from Wednesday, the slightly morbid daughter.

Like when she and Pugsley are selling lemonade. An obnoxious blond Girl Scout stops by and asks if the lemonade is made from real lemons. She then explains that she only eats all natural organic foods with no artificial flavorings or preservatives, etc. She says, "I'll tell you what. I'll buy some of your lemonade if you buy a box of my Girl Scout cookies." And Wednesday says, "Are they made from real Girl Scouts?"

Hilarious. :) She says this with a completely straight face.

Anyway, I've been in a oddly nostalgic mood lately. I'm looking forward to watching the sequel soon. I'm also going to try and rewatch some of my other favorite childhood movies, like Casper. I'm realizing that I might have been a strange child, considering my favorite films back then. :)

{P.S. The movie is rated PG-13. Usually in the '90s you could get away with a lot in a PG, much less PG-13. But this movie is pretty clean. A few swear words, Gomez and Morticia being a little lovey-dovey, and some morbid moments involving fake blood, off-screen accidents, etc.}

What were some of your favorite films when you were younger?

Until next time,

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