Saturday, October 31, 2009

I hated her... so... much...

So it's Halloween today. I'm up at 2:30 in the morning... and I thought what better time than to write about one of my favorite Halloween movies. It may not be what you expect. My favorite Halloween movies actually aren't horror flicks. They're comedies. And since I've already written a blog about the greatness that is "Ghostbusters," I've decided to write about my other favorite Halloween comedy, "Clue."

I'm amazed at how many people can quote this movie. I thought it was a little gem that only I knew about. But I was wrong. It seems like everybody I know is fond of "Clue." Of course, there are exceptions but for the most part people like "Clue." I can think of numerous times I've bonded over "Clue." Here are a few that come to mind:

My best friend when I was a kid, Trevor, and I used to borrow this movie from our neighbors all the time and watch it. (This is when I discovered "Clue.")

On my mission when one of my companions told me it was his favorite movie. He said he wasn't a movie person but that he'd watched "Clue" dozens of times.. and planned to watch it dozens more.. Ahh Elder Howard... you sure were disobedient.

The first girl I kissed loved "Clue" and her brother loved it even more. We watched it at her house and they both kept saying how much they loved the movie.

Two weeks ago, at work, I mentioned this was one of my favorite movies.. and everybody in the room agreed that the movie was great and everyone decided they were going to go rent it that weekend and watch it.. (most of them did, including myself)

There are other stories but those are the ones that come to mind tonight.

The other thing I've found is everyone seems to agree that the best quote from the film comes from Mrs. White.

They don't make madcap comedies like this anymore. I heard another movie based on the game "Clue" is in the works. I don't know if it'll be any good, but it'll be hard for it to be more memorable or fun than the 1985 film.

IMHO, this is Tim Curry's best role. How he was able to remember all those lines.. I don't know.

So that's my love letter to "Clue." On related note, can I tell you how unhappy I am that they've changed the original game.. and I read somewhere they are no longer selling the old one (although I've seen them online, I don't know if they're only old copies)...
Anywhoo, they've made Colonel Mustard a football player, and Professor Plum a video game designer.. I don't have a problem with having a different version of the game, ( I would like to play the "24" version) I do have a problem with it replacing the original. And who knows, maybe what I read was wrong.. but if not.. Hasbro needs some talking to.

PS. Even if you were right, that would be one plus one plus two plus one, not one plus *two* plus one plus one.


Bean said...

Clue rules!....both game & movie

Miskatonic said...

I remember hearing about "Clue" when I was a kid. It was not long after my family first acquired the board game "Clue". I heard that the movie "Clue" was filmed to be an interactive element of the game "Clue" itself and that the VHS of "Clue" was sold along with the game "Clue". This colored my impression of the movie "Clue" negatively because I presumed it (the movie "Clue") must be pretty cheap. Hence, I have never really had a desire to see "Clue". Do you know anything about that?

Maybe if I watch the movie "Clue" or play the game "Clue" or read your post (about both the movie "Clue" as well as the board game "Clue") I will discover a clue as to why we both feel so compelled to put quotation marks on the title of the movie "Clue" as well as the game "Clue". Do you have any clue?

Miskatonic said...

Speaking of Tim Curry. I always thought he was really funny in Home Alone 2.

Nells-Bells said...

my friends and i would watch this all the time!! so glad you posted about it because it honestly is so, so funny. i doubt dan has seen it. we will have to rent it.