Watching a Classic Movie with Someone That’s Never Seen It Before

My friend came over the other day to hang out and we ended up watching a movie. We debated on what to watch for a while before settling on Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. A couple minutes into it, I mentioned how much I loved this movie. She confessed that it was her first time watching it. My mind was blown. How can you go through your life without seeing Ferris Bueller? It’s an iconic teen movie that’s still relevant thirty years after it was made. It’s a part of pop culture. And she had never seen it before. WTF, bro? But watching a classic movie with someone that’s never seen it before is a good way to determine how good the movie actually is.

A lot of your favorite movies from your childhood were pretty terrible and you only like them because you look back on them with fond memories. She was a clean slate. She had no attachment to the movie, no reason to appreciate it. But she did. She loved it. And she’s quoted it and talked about it nonstop since then. It’s become a little annoying quite frankly.

I’ve seen Star Wars a thousand times. The only way that I can watch it now is with someone who hasn’t seen it before. It makes it more interesting. It makes you remember what it was like to watch it for the first time. It’s hard to recreate that magic. You have to experience it through somebody else. It’s the best way to re-experience a classic flick.

Critically Rated at 15/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young


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