So I’ve been on an 80’s movie kick for the last few months and I’ve watched a good many classics. Tonight I just finished one really bad one, that I really loved as a kid, The Neverending Story. I really had fond memories of that one, and after watching it again, I realized how painfully bad all aspects of it were, from the acting to the effects, even the puppetry was bad. I actually fell asleep three times in the last three nights trying to watch it, although some of my fatigue was due to my upcoming wedding on Sunday. I finished it tonight and laughed at what a waste of my time it was to watch it again. After finishing it I popped in my next NetFlix selection, Stand By My.
I think it goes without saying that Stand By Me is a classic 80’s movie, containing a great story, great acting, and great cinematography. Throughout the movie I kept wondering, who is that kid playing Gordie… he looks so familiar, but I couldn’t put my finger on who it was. When the credits rolled, I was surprised to see that it was blogging.la’s own Will Wheaton. Gordie, if you don’t recall, is the main character of the film, who is troubled the recent loss of his older brother and his parents disinterest in him.
A second funny little tidbit from the movie is the scene where the older gang of kids are giving one another tattoos with razor blades and you see that they have written “Cobra S” and then the camera cuts away and one of the characters says to hold still so he can finish the “Snake”. So I guess that is where The Cobra Snake
stole borrowed his name from. I couldn’t find anything on google about it, but I’m sure I’m not the first person to notice this.