How to pick Your All-Time Top Five Movies

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Reader Comments (24)

I could have gone through life very comfortably without thinking of rick... enjoying his favorite movies.

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjorgen

One of my favorites! I laughed out loud in every panel!

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Awesome role model. Although it was his idea to open the ark, and that did not turn out too well.

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZach

New Rick is a pervert.

October 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJason

I think old Rick was, too, we just saw it less.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIsaac

Raiders of the Large Ass was awesome.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercsrster

So he's saying The army of darkness is targeted at children? That can't be right. I also don't think Star wars was originally for kids.

Besides, as adults we can finally decide for ourselves. There's this great quote I like to use when someone points out I'm doing/watching/using childish things:

C.S. Lewis,
"When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSabine

SPOILER ALERT on Wrath of Khan!

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterapayne

"The Incredibles" had dialog that would go over kids' heads, and adults were more likely to appreciate the midlife crisis aspect. Really, all five films were aimed at families, if not adults in particular. Rick just has a skewed idea of these things.

Is there a BI cast page?

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTom Flapwell

@TF: I think you nailed it for all of us - I was confused by Rick's assertion that Scott's choices were not aimed at adults until he explained what he meant - "adult films". Any adult who loves Scott's choices (or even likes or has only ever seen them) would agree that they are not necessarily aimed primarily at children. I, for one, LOVED "The Incredibles" but then again, I have yet to see a Pixar film I didn't at least LIKE. My remaining list tends toward "chick flicks" although "The Princess Bride" might be argued by some as being NOT aimed at adults.

My problem with this particular Basic Instruction is in finding my #1 favorite. My favorites tend to trade places with each other, moving up and down in "popularity" depending on what's going on in my life. I do love highly-quotable flicks, tho, and speaking of "Wrath of Khan", did anyone else out there not realize (like me) that the saying "Revenge is a dish best served cold" was written ORIGINALLY for that film and has been adopted by our culture as being a set-in-stone truth, rather than just a movie quote? I just learned that lately, when watching the series of Star Trek films with my husband. Hmm. Or maybe, my husband is wrong about that, and Khan is actually quoting Shakespeare! I don't feel inclined to Google the source of the phrase, so I won't bother to correct him if he's wrong.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

@BI Fan: (from wikipedia) : "However, its earliest identified appearance in European literature is in the 1841 French novel Mathilde by Marie Joseph Eugène Sue: la vengeance se mange très-bien froide — there italicized as if quoting a proverbial saying — published in English translation in 1846 as revenge is very good eaten cold."

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIan

Hey Sabine, I loved that quote by C.S. Lewis. I'm making it my screen saver. Thanks for sharing. º¿º

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMike

Sabine, I think I'll have to remember that quote.

On an only semi-related note, I got "Help Is On The Way" in the mail today. The bonus strip alone made the purchase worth while.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Fantastic! I love the careful skirting of any possible copyright infringment issues in the second panel. I was laughing so loud as I read this that I got some funny looks from the people around me.

Oh, and Scott's list would probably be my list except that "The Usual Supects" would have been number one.

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris

Are you pregnant on the third panel?

October 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBI FTW

thank you, Ian. For the sake of newlywed harmony, I'm still not going to bother to correct my husband. :D

October 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

This may be...I'm hesitant to say it, but...this may be the funniest BI strip ever. Good solid LOL's in all four panels. It just doesn't get any better than this. Take it from me, a BI expert!

October 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI am Tubby, yes.

Please add a share button to your comics so I know... share them and junk.

October 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy

"Lesbian Spank Inferno" anyone?

October 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbrain

It's not The Army of Darkness, just Army of Darkness. I'd be slightly ashamed to admit I know that, and very ashamed to admit how much that simple mistake irks me, but since I enjoy the film (on a juvenile level, but still) I must not have any shame.

p.s. I tried to say some nice things about your comic but my comment was rejected by your filter. Removing them didn't help but hey, I tried.

November 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStinkpants

"Gremlins", my all time favorite movie, was an adult movie that was hastily marketed to children at the last minute, because Gizmo was so cute. It gave my step sister nightmeres. It gave me nightmeres, too, but I thought the nightmeres were so cool. Sigh. . . now I work for a living and I have to put such childish things like nightmeres away, so I have to get up the next day and go to my cubicle on time.

November 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramber

Army of Darkness is in my top five too.

September 21, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJB

I though Palpatine was your role model.

January 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThalia

There are many good comments, here, but this one in particular struck me as seeming like something Scott himself would write:

"I could have gone through life very comfortably without thinking of rick... enjoying his favorite movies."

Re-reading that line makes me laugh a second time! The subtlety of the ellipsis, and of the euphemism "enjoying," are perfectly executed.

April 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAtarii
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