How’s it going guys? This post is a little bit different, but im hoping you will learn a bit more about me. You may or may not know, I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, my love for film did not start with Iron Man! I was born in the beginning of the 1980s and raised in the 90s. I have seen many technological advances and as a result, films and the way we view them have changed.
My late dad used to love watching cowboy movies. I didn’t lol! We once had a tv that looked like it was in wooden casing. You can kind of see it im the photo below. I have fond memories of watching these awful films, just because it was time with daddy. Sometimes the picture would appear grainy because of our aerial. These days you can recreate a real cinematic experience in your home with televisions like the Oled Tv Panasonic.
Here are some of my magical movie moments.
Honey I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
This was one of the first films I saw at the cinema with my mum. My mother went back to work once I started school, full time. She would often be quite busy in her spare time. This movie brings with it wonderful memories. I loved the film, but spending time with my mum, brought me so much happiness. It was the first of many mother and daughter moments until I turned into a horrible teenager😱
Jurassic Park (1993)
This movie was ground-breaking. I had seen nothing like it! It was truly ahead of its time. Back then the dinosaurs looked so real! Who could forget that tense kitchen scene? My goodness! I remember this being my first independent outing with my mates. I had started secondary school, and my parents were starting to loosen the reins a bit.
Coming to America (1988)
I didn’t watch this movie when it first came out, too young! It would have been rather inappropriate to be honest! I probably saw this in my early teens. I have seen it so many times, I know script. Sexual Chocolate! (If you know, you know) This movie was a bit more than a comedy to me. I didn’t realise back then, it was more apparent as I got older. Coming to America was one of the first black movies I had seen, where the characters were not portrayed as baddies. The images shown were positive. Some elements may be seen as questionable now, but to be honest, this is still one of my all time favourites.
House Party (1990)
Oh my gosh! I loved this film! The characters were spot on and I could relate to some of the issues they faced. It was the epitome of black youth culture. I went to a good few house parties in my day (I sound so old lol!). I still maintain that house parties, good ones anyway, are much better than a club night. If you have seen the movie, you’ll remember that epic dance scene. It is still being recreated by those of us who remember It. If you haven’t seen it, here it is
High School Musical (2006) and High School Musical 2 (2007)
Please do not judge me lol! These movies grew on me because I saw them sooo many times with my daughter. We had some serious mother daughter bonding sessions while watching the Troy and Gabriella saga. The songs were serious, I still know the lyrics! I was actually upset when a fan made a spoof trailer for a HSM reunion. I really thought it was going to happen. Nays and I used to have movie nights and singalong sessions to loads of Disney movies. I guess you could say it was our thing. Times have changed, she now raps along to Cardi B and I’m singing along to Cbeebies theme tunes with Hezzy 🤣
Let’s fast forward to adult life
X-Men: First Class (2011)
I have fond memories of this movie. Not only is it part of my beloved Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it’s the start of a love story. I started talking to this guy that I had kind of known for a number of years. We had a mutual friend. Anyway, after plenty of talking on the phone, WhatsApp and BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), we decided to go on a date. We had such a great evening. We went for a lovely walk around Canary Wharf afterwards. It was truly magical.
This film was absolutely brilliant. My mind was blown. Brilliant movie concept. It wasn’t only entertaining, it was almost interactive as you had to think about what was going on. It was extremely engaging without being too taxing. I love Matthew McConaughey too. I went to see this with the guy I saw X-Men: First Class with. He was now my boyfriend. Film, cinema and the MCU are some of our common interests. I arrived at the cinema where he was waiting. We kissed and greeted each other and he gave me a single red rose. After the movie, we went on a walk around Canary Wharf. It was funny as we were reminding each other of the memories we shared as we passed various landmarks as we walked.
First kiss, first I love you, all in the Canary Wharf area. We used to spend a lot of time there as I used to work there. That and the journey home was easy for both of us. At the place where we shared our first kiss, my boyfriend became my fiance! We’ve been married 2 years now! Movies these days don’t have a happy ending as it’s a bit unrealistic. I’m glad I found mine!
I have so many memories linked to movies I’ve seen. I couldn’t possibly list them all! Do you have any magical movie moments? Share them in the comments with me if you do!
See you soon!