This past week has been quite hectic. Juggling schoolwork & a variety of writing projects, as well as managing this blog, have been crazy! But, I love the madness of it all. As a freelance writer, you become accustomed to numerous deadlines, projects, and reporting to various editors/project managers. So, I don’t stress over it. But I do think it’s nice to get off the clock and enjoy the day. So right now I’m contemplating whether or not I shall go to the movies.
I looked at the list of movies showing, and I was disappointed. Everything out right now seems so dull, so cookie-cutter, and lacking innovative excitement. What happened to the days of riveting excitement & unique concepts? Oh yeah, that’s right, those films usually remain in the independent film circuit and never make it to the big screen nationally unless they’ve got that Hollywood Appeal; tons of sex, violence, or long dramatic plots that are slightly confusing & often uncomfortable. The films out in theatre (unless it’s a mega action flick/superhero film) usually don’t catch my attention, which is why I prefer to curl up on my bed, grab a snack, and enjoy cult classics.
There are a lot of great cult classic films out there, but my favorite cult classic (and favorite film in general) is The Warriors. Its one of the few films that I’ve seen probably over 10 tens, and I never get tired of watching it. I mean, how you could? It’s got that awesome 70s New York gangster vibe, epic costuming, and it’s got some cult classic fight scenes. It may not be the greatest film ever in some folks opinion, but in my eyes it’s cult classic gold.
The Warriors is one of those films you have to see; it’s not up for discussion, you must watch it! Seriously though, it’s a great movie! I’m always amazed when I meet people in my generation (remember guys, I’m only 20) and they have no idea what I’m talking about when I mention the Cyrus saying “Can you diiiiiig it,” the Baseball Furries, or the Turnball AC’s. They usually look at me with such a dumbfounded look, and then I proceed to bring up the Rockstar video game The Warriors. Then they immediately get on board and begin talking about the video game, yet many of them had never seen the cult classic movie.
There are so many great moments from The Warriors that make it such a great movie. Not only do you have action, but it’s this edgy & compelling story of this awesome gang trying to get back home to Coney Island. They want to remain incognito after being blamed for the murder of Cyrus(leader of Gramercy Riffs), but it’s kind of hard to make it back to Coney Island when you’re wearing no shirts and leather vests. Yeah, that’s a sure fire way to be “incognito.” But it’s The Warriors, so you know they have to be strong, proud, and rep their gang to the fullest. Even if it means running into altercations along the way, but at least one of the Warriors, the leader Swan, finds love….
So you’ve got love (or least a one night stand/possible love connection,) awesome vests, fight scenes, and the coolest gang members ever; every member of the gang has a unique name. The Warriors is all about Swan, Ajax, Cleon, Rembrandt, Fox, Vermin, Snow, Cochise, and Cowboy doing their best to make it home safely, while trying to clear their name from the murder of Cyrus. But the radio DJ (whom I love to impersonate) doesn’t make things easier, she is the ultimate instigator. But you’ve got to love her sultry voice, and she is just one component of the film that brings everything together and makes The Warriors my favorite cult classic. “Warriors, come out to play-i-ay….”
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