Take a moment to think about the very first movie in the theater you went to as a child: the pure anticipation of seeing characters you love hearing about as you conjure up images in your little mind of what you think each one will look like, a building excitement for seeing it on a screen that’s as big as your parents say, and as loud and as dark as they rumor it will be. Their first theatrical movie often becomes their favorite. (Mine was actually Beauty and the Beast.)
But this blog is for recent experiences, not reminiscing!
Well, for 80 cents (a steal!), I happened upon this VHS at a Goodwill nearby several weeks ago.
We kids fondly remember this as one of our first cinematic experiences, but the first to include either movie popcorn or a visit to McDonald’s Happy Meals with orange pop beforehand.
However, I’d been talking about it recently–particularly how much I wanted to see it again since I loved it in the theater but hadn’t seen it since! So God, loving and attentive to those little things we say we want, dropped this out of the sky for me. I received it with much gratitude.
The two previews were fantastic with Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and another that looked like a cross between Pirates of the Caribbean and Little Orphan Annie.
The first time I watched it, I was sitting by my dad in case I were to become afraid. Last night I watched it again for the second time. By myself. I especially enjoyed the eyebrows and early-90′s witticisms. It had a decent flow and the right amount of cheesiness unlike many movies of its time (personal opinion). What do you expect from the same director as the new Captain America movie? That’s right! It made me want to see The First Avenger all the more when I realized that tidbit of information.
From child- to adulthood, The Rocketeer remains a classic for anyone seeking adventure and an occasional Office cameo.