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Ah. A movie post. It’s been awhile, although Adam’s quote from Men in Black 2 was prime. But I’ve been watching some “classics” recently. Like Space Jam and A Goofy Movie, to be specific. But I noticed something recently. There are two movies that are very similar!
Seriously guys. These movies will definitely be a part of our generations forever. Which is one part sad, and one part amazing. I’ll let you decide what the sad part is, and the happy part is simply defined as: A Goofy Movie is fantastic. After all, Ebert gave it a “two thumbs up” …according to its box.
But come on, how can you watch this scene and not; 1. Feel extremely happy, 2. Feel extremely nostalgic, 3. Feel extremely extreme. As in, “Man, the sequel to this will totally be extreme.”
But then there’s Superbad. I mean, this movie totally came at such a prime time. It was riding off the Anchorman and 40 Year Old Virgin trains. Those two movies completely paved the way for crude humor and teen movies. (Like, there are way more predecessors, like Kevin Smith’s Clerks, but we aren’t even to the main point of this blog yet so we’re rushing through this part… I would also include “Dude, Where’s My Car” into that list, but Ashton is the back up for Charlie Sheen, and Jonah Hill is up for some award for Moneyball with Brad Pitt. Point: Apatow).
However, both these movies share some serious similar characteristics. At the bare minimum both movies are a high schooler trying to get the girl that he’s always wanted. I mean, that in itself is basically the same plot line for both movies. But let’s expand:
Similarities between Michael Cera’s character (Evan) and Max Goof:
Both are kinda nerdy guys.
Both can run really fast.
Both are seniors on the brink of leaving for college.
Both are going after a girl.
Both have large sidekicks.
Both have a third friend that’s kinda the outcast of the group, that pulls it together by the end.
Both choke and suck at talking to girls.
Similarities between the plot lines:
Listen, we already hit the big one. Both movies are about high school kids trying to get the lady.
Both characters face “troubles” trying to get the lady.
Both make promises to the girl that they didn’t know they could keep.
Both movies end with the main characters talking to the girls awkwardly, but finding that they liked them all along.
Both have a gym scene where a fat person is having difficulties.
Both probably aren’t as funny as you’d swear they were.
Both have cute redheads.
I rest my case.
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