Truthful Tuesday #2

Frank has posed another question with his new challenge.
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This week’s question is:

What three movies best sum up your taste in movies, and why?

For years I loved a good horror story, James Bond bored me, and romantic stuff, bleh.
These days we have a good selection of DVDs of franchises such as Fast and Furious, Hunger Games and Rambo !
So for me to pick three to best sum up my taste might prove interesting!

Having just purchased (and reviewed) Terminator Dark Fate, I have to have the original 1984 The Terminator in my list.
Random Harvest
London Has Fallen

(This is likely to change depending on my mood actually, but it’s a good variety I think.)

The Terminator was one of the best Sci-Fi movies ever. The idea of killing Mankind’s Saviour before conception was new. The special effects were good, it had action and tension throughout, throw in the love interest and it was a winner IMO. I still think it’s going to get her at the end!
We’ve seen them all, and cheating a bit from the theme of only three, T2 was the best for special effects.

Random Harvest is an old movie from 1942 and guaranteed to make me cry when Greer Garson simply says ‘Smithy’.
Yes, it’s a romance, but deals with memory loss, twice, and the consequences of love found and lost. Dated by today’s standards, I don’t really care as the two leads were brilliantly cast, and you were drawn into the story rather than view it from the outside. The little reminders of a past life, a suitcase of old worn clothes lovingly repaired in a lost and found office, some cheap beads in a bedroom drawer that were priceless compared to gem stones that cost the earth, and a confidante who knew the story but would not break that confidence. Tissues by the crate please.

London Has Fallen is the second installment with Gerard Butler as Mike Banning. Whereas Olympus Has Fallen was a perfectly executed heist of the White House, London Has Fallen blew up the Houses of Parliament and got rid of some nasty politicians. Wouldn’t we all just love to do that with our wonderful mindless leaders at the moment.
Loads of action in this too but of a different kind to Sci-Fi. The third was OK, but not as good.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Truthful Tuesday #2

  1. Astrid says:

    That last sentence summed up my sentiment so well, even though the Dutch prime minister is a genius compared to the UK’s or the US president.

    I’ve not seen any of these movies, as I hardly ever watch movies at all. I love your description of Terminator though.

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