Thursday, July 24, 2008

"Shall we play a game…?"

It’s the 25th anniversary of WarGames.

Matthew Broderick in his prime. You remember. Cute, plucky little computer geek just trying to hack into the latest and greatest computer games (remember Pong?) inadvertently breaks into the WOPR – the super computer that controls all of the ICBMs in the US.

"Just unplug the goddamn thing! Jesus Christ!"
"That won't work, General. It would interpret a shutdown as the destruction of NORAD. The computers in the silos would carry out their last instructions. They'd launch."
"Mr. McKittrick, after very careful consideration, sir, I've come to the conclusion that your new defense system sucks."
"I don't have to take that, you pig-eyed sack of sh/t."

Hahaha! Man, that dialog is CLASSIC!

And who doesn’t love when MB escapes using a pair of scissors and a telephone diagnostic box???

Loved it!

It’s being shown at theaters all over the country to celebrate the anniversary and several of my friends and I are going tonight.

I totally can’t wait. I’ll pretend I’m a little pre-teen again, crushing on Matthew Broderick while stuffing my face with nachos and diet Coke.

Good times.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you loved that movie, you've got to see an older one -- China Syndrome. Forgive me if you know, but after the movie aired, almost exacting what the movie was talking about happned at Three Mile Island. It was an interesting time of life.

:) Terri, Rebel -- whatever

The Grumpy Old Man from Chicago said...

Actually, I'm surprised they haven't done a remake of it yet. You know, "We have such great special effects now, we could really make the graphics cool!" No thanks. It tells a great story, why mess with it.

EEE said...

Oh, Nova...

There's a sequel. A straight to DVD sh/tty looking sequel...

You should b/tch about it on your blog.