Wednesday, January 22, 2014

What makes you relate to a film?

There are certain films made that maybe not everyone is a fan of, but you are.  It can be a movie that a lot of people hate, or that really successful one that people love.  Whatever it is, certain films grab hold us of because of how we relate to them.  While it's not my favorite movie, I like to watch it because I can relate to going to White Castle at 3 in the morning because I got the munchies from an over indulged evening with family and friends.  The film that I relate these experiences to is Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle.

The film is in the genre of what a lot of people call "stoner films" like Cheech and Chong, and although I don't participate in the indulgences they do in that film I can relate to craving some of those little burgers.  Another one I caught recently and keep watching is The World's End because I can relate to having that one night as a young man thinking, "This is probably one of best times of my life".  That film revolves around an awesome night with friends that one wishes they could relive.  While it does touch on mid life crisis in between fighting robots and having a night out with friends, it still makes you remember good times.

My good times of recent were experienced in a 2000 Ford Focus that I drove for 12 years until it died on me last week.  Watching films like The World's End and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle made me think of all the good times I had in that car as the tow truck from the junk yard came and got her.  I got 300 bucks for her, but the experiences in that ride are priceless.



So long car, you were good.
So what makes you all relate to a film? Are there any that make you think of an awesome time with your friends?  Please comment below...