Thursday, June 5, 2008

Summer movies

It's hot, kids are graduating from high school, the grass needs to be watered, and we're heading to the beach this weekend. It must be summertime! Summer is my favorite season. I hate cold weather, so I try not to complain when temperatures get up around 95. One thing I love about summertime is the cool movies that are always released this time of year. Here's a list of some of my favorite summertime movies. These aren't necessarily my favorite movies of all time, they are just ones I can remember seeing in the summertime as a kid. I guess you could say these are ones I have fond summer memories of.

- Rocky III
Me and several of my neighborhood buddies went to see Rocky beat Clubber Lang, and I experienced my first testosterone high. I was so jacked up when I left that I would have volunteered to get in the ring with Sugar Ray Leonard.

- The Karate Kid
"Wax on wax off", "Sweep the leg", "You beginner luck" all great quotes from a movie that inspired all the underdogs of the world. I catch this movie on TV from time to time, and I always watch until the end when Daniel uses the crane kick to win the tournament.

- Rambo: First Blood Part II
I know it's another Sylvester Stallone movie. Let's just say I wasn't really into movies that made you think back then. This is a special memory because I had gotten my driver's license that day, and going to see this movie was the first place I ever drove myself to. That was the sweetest drive in a Dodge Omni hatchback that anyone has ever experienced.

- Star Wars
I think I saw this movie five times the summer it came out. Everyone one of my friends who had a birthday party would take all of us to see Luke blow up the Death Star again. From that summer on I was hooked. I bought the action figures and trading cards, and I tried my best to build a light saber.

What are some of your favorite summer movie memories? What are your favorite Karate Kid quotes?

6 comments:

blake said...

independence day was a good one.

but when it comes down to it - i am more excited about the new batman movie than any movie i have ever seen.

Chris Reeder said...

Wax On....
Wax Off...
Wax On...
Wax Off...

Anonymous said...

E.T would have to be my favorite, beacuse my Aunt Sandra took me to see it, and I LOVE my Aunt Sandra. - Sherry

Chip Reeves said...

from Karate Kid II . . .
"Miagi don't know, never been attacked by tree."

DMaC said...

Ok, I've never seen all of Karate Kid! But I really liked Mr. Miagi when he owned Arnold's on Happy Days. Saw Indiana Jones last weekened. Pretty good. Fun action but the whole Crystal Skull premise was too far out there.

jimmy white said...

I loved Star Wars too. I dont remember if this was the first karate kid movie, but my favorite line is "BEST KARATE INSIDE TIME TO LET OUT"