|Me, in need of a vacation!|
Pfshhh... There's no *might* about it. I'm on vacation!!
Since I’ll soon be stepping foot on a big boat, I thought it would be fun to talk about my favorite movies involving boats, and to get your input on your favorites. The downside of this is the fact that so many movies with boats involve sinking catastrophes… not really the karma I want in the air this coming week! So, I’m going to ignore the obvious boat movies such as Titanic, The Perfect Storm, and The Poseidon Adventure. Which is a shame because they are all wonderful movies in their own right.
Jaws. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” How terrifying to be stuck out in the ocean while a vindictive shark as big as your rickety boat toys with you and tears the boat down around you! Fortunately, I’ll be on a much bigger boat, and won’t be tasked with tossing chum into the waters.
Master and Commander. “Choose the lesser of two weavils.” This movie had me at Russel Crowe. It’s a fabulous sweeping and stirring adventure, or as one IMDB reviewer states, a “roller coaster rhapsody to sea soldiery circa 1805” the good, the bad, the ugly, and the exultant. While I hope my cruise will be void of any oceanic battle scenes and arm-lopping, this movie is one still of my favorites.
Overboard. “Caviar should be round, and hard, and of adequate size, and should burst in your mouth at *precisely* the right moment.” Yep, she sounds like me when I describe champagne ;-) Kurt Russel and Goldie Hahn are the perfect pair in this comedy which starts and ends on a boat, and it never ceases to make me giggle. Plus, you know, Kurt Russel. I don’t want to fall overboard while on my cruise, but if he’s there with open arms to catch me, I just might jump!
So, what are your favorite boat-movies?