Apparently (at least according to Yahoo) 1982 was one of the best summers for movie releases. That’s kind of sad for my parents since I’m pretty sure they didn’t make it to very many (maybe any?) movies that summer since I arrived that spring.
I actually haven’t seen most of the movies on the list, but I was a little surprised to learn that some of them came out the same year I was born.
An Officer And A Gentleman – My parents had a very strict rule about my sister and I not watching R rated movies. We begged for years to see this movie! All of our begging, pleading, and whining finally paid off the year I was 17 and she was 15. It was worth the wait. I love this movie! I have to say, though, it’s a little odd learning that it came out when I was a few months old.
The Secret of N-I-M-H – I loved this movie as a little kid. It has been a long time since I’ve seen it, so I’m not very clear on a lot of the details, but I remember really liking it. I didn’t realize quite how old it was either.
E.T. – I have a confession; I NEVER liked this movie. I realize I’m probably the only person who doesn’t like it. E.T. scared me to death as a little kid. There was just something about his long neck and odd-shaped head that really, really bothered me. I still don’t like him. He no longer terrifies me, which is definitely a good thing for me with all of the articles online featuring him right now, but he’s still somewhat unsettling. I haven’t seen this movie in years, and I have absolutely no desire to see it again.
So what about you? Have you seen many, or any, of the summer of 1982 movies? Are there “great” movies that you don’t like?