Although streaming is taking over the universe, I’m still an old soul and enjoy going to the movie theater. While scrolling through Twitter, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer posed this question on Twitter. One movie at the theater for the rest of your life. What movie are you choosing?
So what’s your pick? Here are some of my suggestions,
KOC made a great choice with Interstellar. Christopher Nolan’s time travel epic is one of the coolest depictions of space travel I’ve ever seen on the big screen. I saw Interstellar by myself and was instantly blown away. I rank Interstellar higher than other space films like Gravity because of its mysterious plot and the ensemble cast. Sandra was tremendous in Gravity, but give me Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and black holes every day of the week.
Saving Private Ryan
The greatest war movie of all time with one of the greatest opening scenes of all time. The storming of Omaha Beach as part of the Normandy Invasion is worth the price of admission alone. It’s 25 minutes of pure carnage and chaos as Tom Hanks and company navigate their way to safety. Good luck trying to keep your heart rate down with bombs and explosions constantly going off in the background.
Avengers: Infinity War OR Avengers: Endgame
Take your pick. Do you want the War in Wakanda or the War at Avengers HQ? Both are legendary battles with unforgettable finishes. If I chose Endgame as my theater movie for the rest of my life, I would die on the third viewing once Captain America says, “Avengers, assemble.”
Get Out holds a special place in my heart because my theater included the most lively and engaged audience I’ve ever been apart of. At times, it felt like I was at a Yankee Stadium because of the screaming and cheering. Get Out was a roller coaster of emotions and I’m happy I didn’t have to go through them alone. Now, sink into the floor.
Any Star Wars Film
I’m being nice when I say “any.” If you pick The Phantom Menace or Attack of the Clones, consider us enemies. That being said, Star Wars are entertaining popcorn flicks with great action sequences and stellar visuals. You can’t go wrong! (Unless you pick The Phantom Menace or Attack of the Clones. Then, you’re wrong.)
If I could only watch one movie at the theater for the rest of my life, I’m choosing The Dark Knight.
If you’re sick of me discussing The Dark Knight, well, prepare to feel ill once again! For me, it’s the most rewatchable movie of all time. If I flip through the channels and land on The Dark Knight, it’s an instant “stop what you’re doing and watch this movie.” The opening bank robbery, the introduction of the Joker, the Hong Kong kidnapping, etc. You name it and I love it. If you don’t hear from me soon, it’s because I’m watching the greatest chase scene of the 21st century.
What movie would you choose to watch in theaters for the rest of your life? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.