I got to thinking about "fun movies" that I have been to in my lifetime the other day, and started laughing as I relived those times. Three really jumped out at me as great memories.
The most fun I have ever had in a movie theater is hands down Jurassic Park. I remember vividly watching this in the theater, and I can even recall where I was sitting as I watched it. Sure, the plot was outrageous and the effects were subpar for what we have going on today, but man, was it FUN! The thrill of watching massive dinosaurs tearing through today's world was so exciting. Of course it could never happen, but it was exciting for those two hours to pretend like it really could. The entire theater was screaming and jumping out of their seats in sheer horror and it was amazing. We all left laughing and reliving the parts that made us scream the loudest. Great experience.
The second one that came to my mind was Honey, I Shrunk The Kids! What a classic. Well, if you are a child of the 80's, that is. I'm afraid that a story like this would never get picked up in today's world, but man, was it fun back then! Again, outrageous plot and ridiculous theory, but so fun. Seeing this in a theater was awesome because the giant Cheerio and crumbs those kids were dodging were actually huge. It made it seem so real. I loved this movie and liked to pretend it could actually happen. Again, such a fun experience at the movies!
The last one that came to mind for me was Twister. What a great one! Living in Oklahoma, it was especially exciting to watch. I love anything to do with natural disasters (twisted, I know), (ha! twisted - get it?), so movies like this are right up my alley. I'll never forget seeing that cow fly through the air like a baseball as the tornado came ripping through the town. Scary thing about this movie is that it does happen in real life. Maybe that's why it was extra exciting. I love Helen Hunt, too. A fun, fun movie experience!
There are a few other movies that I wish I could have experienced in the theater, for instance, Jaws. I can't imagine how fun that would have been! They just don't make exciting, fun, edge of your seat movies anymore, but I'm glad I got to experience those.
What is a fun movie-going experience that you have had?