Thursday, September 25, 2008

Three Scenes I Love: 90s Edition

Three Scenes I Love is a new He Shot Cyrus weekly series. It's exactly what the title implies. I'll post caps from three scenes (usually with something in common: the 90s, for example) that really stick with me. Sometimes they'll be from my favorite films, other times, they'll be the only good part of that particular movie.

There's something I've been trying to touch on with a few of my posts: that certain part of your memory that holds on specific images, sounds, lines of dialogue, VHS cover art, colors, tiny objects in the background, etc. Everyone has their own and they're almost impossible to explain or defend. But none of that matters. Here are: Three Scenes I Love.

Hackers -- Crayola Book Quiz/Hacking a Bank Across State Lines

You hacked a bank across state lines? Monumentally stupid.

For Love or Money -- The Ticket Trade

How the hell did this Donahue get in here?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze -- Opening Mall Brawl



Scott Mendelson said...

Even as a youth of eleven, I loathed the Turtles sequels' descent into cartoonishness (as a result of parents crying foul over the darkness and violence of the first film). But that opening mall battle is a phenomenal comic book action scene, both in length, scope, and choreography.

Hell, I'd say the first two Ninja Turtles movies have better Americanized kung-fu fighting in them than anything else of that era, and maybe anything else at all until the first Matrix movie.

11 Word Movie Reviews/Son of Double Feature said...

"Next time I'll bring mustard!"

Daniel said...

Just have to say I love this new feature, even if these particular scenes are sadly unfamiliar to me.

elgringo said...

Scott Mendelson -- I was the other way around. Used to the cartoons, the dark themes of the first film freaked me out. Ninja Turtles shouldn't be knocked out, lying in a bathtub, with a chance of dying young. :)

Daniel -- You really should see TMNT II: The Secret of the Ooze, unless you hate awesomeness.

Daniel said...

In fact I enjoy awesomeness. Come to think of it, I might have seen this one anyway. Is II the one with Vanilla Ice?

elgringo said...

Yes it is.

elgringo said...

That's what I meant by "awesomeness."

Vanilla a.k.a. V-Ice a.k.a. Vice a.k.a. Your Favorite Rapper's Least Favorite Rapper = Awesomeness

Daniel said...


Keith said...

"A little too Raph."

Caitlin said...

Ohmigod, I love Hackers so much.

Awful? Yes. Totally unbelievable of course? AWESOMELY CHEESY?

I love it way, way too much.

elgringo said...

Daniel, the only video even more representative of awesomeness would be Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up music video.

Keith, I agree. It is a bit too Raph.

Caitlin, I swear, you're my favorite blogger.

Ross Williams said...

Cool idea... though I'd love to see the actual clips instead of stills.

Man, I loved me some TMNT back in the day. The first one's still my favorite, I think I was starting to get too old for them by the time the 3rd one came out, cause I hated it something fierce. I probably haven't watched any of them since that fateful day.

If I found a set for $10, I'd probably buy it, and I'd have the excuse they were for my kid. It's about time he finds out the magic of TMNT!

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Caitlin said...

Scott, it would be better if I could write English correctly. That helps.

TMNT II was pretty badass, in its own right.