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?