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Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday's Top 5... Plots So Profound They Require Multiple Movies In One Year

#5: Lovelorn Mall Cops (2009)

They get no respect, they get no chicks - except, I would imagine, by the end of their respective movies they've rectified that second thing - but they have jobs that give them the illusion of power. It's a recipe for hilarity.

#4: Runaway First Daughters (2004)

Creating peace in the middle east is nothing compared to trying to deal with a teenager daughter! Is what the President/fathers of Chasing Liberty and First Daughter would probably say. Hijinks ensue!

#3: Animated Bugs (1998)

I doubt very much that any studio today would try to go head-to-head with Pixar by releasing a similarly themed animated film of their own in the same year, but in 1998 Pixar's only feature to date was Toy Story, so their total dominance in the realm of animation had not yet been confirmed. A Bug's Life walloped Antz by nearly $100 million and pretty much set the tone for a decade's worth of success for Pixar.

#2: Asteroids (1998)

An asteroid is headed to earth so we'd better blow it up. Just to be sure, we blew it up twice in the summer of 1998...

#1: Volcanoes (1997)

... But in 1997, terror came from below in the form of duelling volcanoes. Maybe it was a bit of fin de siecle panic, but in the later '90s we were apparently convinced that everything was trying to kill us.


Dan Heaton said...

Nice job. Don't forget the greatest duo of all time, The Lambada and The Forbidden Dance. Classic!

Candice Frederick said...

agreeed! and don't forget some of the many similar themes in all the romantic comedies. :)

Andrew K. said...

Hilarious. I especially remember CHASING LIBERTY / FIRST DAUGHTER. The latter was not salvageable, the former was just not very good.