With everything happening in the world right now, it feels like we should be serious all the time. But sometimes it’s hard not to give into the innocent joy of a good old-fashioned guilty pleasure movie.
And despite the fact that a lot of the 1990s were known for their grunge and cynicism (well, at least the early 90s anyway), the decade has more than its fair share of fun, silly movies. These are the sort of movies that you would feel a little foolish admitting that you like, and you certainly wouldn’t go around listing them among your favorite films.
But when push comes to shove, which movie have you seen more often, Citizen Kane or Armageddon? And when you dig down deep, which film do you get more genuine, simple-minded enjoyment from? Exactly.
Look, it’s great to have high-minded views about film, and to find joy and appreciation in the very best that the medium has to offer. But life is short, the bees are dying, and sometimes you need to sit down and mindlessly shove popcorn into your face.