Hello World, Marc Here,
Today we get to partake in one of the most fun Blog-A-Thons I’ve ever been party to. Dan at Top10Films.uk has created a doozy of an event that has probably stumped many a film fan with this infinitely creative cinematic quandary. “What would you do if you were given Houdini’s Magic Ticket from the Ah-nuld film Last Action Hero“?
I know that might have you really dig for something creative before you gave your answer, but how about 8 questions that really make you think?? Click below to see the 8 taxing questions that would hopefully make any film fan run wild were they given use of said magic ticket…
Sure we were told we need only answer 2 of the 8, but I went gonzo at the opportunity and answered all of them…
- What character would you most like to be sat next to on a plane?
Easy, Jack Burton. I’d love to have him recount his stories about 6 Demon Bags, magic potions and how he shook the pillars of heaven by killing that 10 foot tall road block David LoPan. After that I’d just bask in his over the top and cheesy advice/personal antic-dotes.
- If you were a cop who would you want as your partner?
Sgt. Nicholas Angel. With a partner this good you could pretty much just stay in the car the whole time. He’s no Jackie Chan but Angle, err Angel is also one “cop who can’t be stopped“.
- What animated feature would you love to walk around in?
Robots. The movie is a little thin and the plot is preachy but the ingenuity behind the landscape and the characters is just beautiful, mechanically speaking. Plus I would take that “crosstown express” any day of the week…twice even.
- What adventure based on earth would you most like to go on / OR / What adventure based in an otherworldly, fantasy-based location would you most like to go on?
I would be part of the Seven Samurai (or maybe 13 Assassins). Sure they…wait [SPOILER] don’t all make it in the end but that’s one helluva journey and if you’re going to go down for a cause, you’ll be in good company with some of the finest (albeit thrown together) warriors of all time.
- What movie gadget would you love to try out (or steal)?
The Cirrus X-3…it’s a rocket…like in the comic books. I thought about the ZF-1 from The Fifth Element but as cool as it is there’s only so many things you can shoot at before you get bored. Now a rocket pack, that’s fun, practical and a handy way to get from point A to point B.
- What character would you most want to enjoy a passionate romance with?
Easy. Vesper Lynd. Why? Oh I don’t know, maybe because she’s smart, sarcastic and drop dead gorgeous. I need a map because I’m lost in her eyes…
- What film’s plot would you alter and how would you do it?
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Hmm, where and how to begin? You can start with this: Lose the aliens, lose the moneys and lose the Shia…in fact, lose the script. *hangs head* God I hate that movie.
- What one film would you most want to be transported into, simply to be a part of that world?
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. From the Improbability Drive, to Vogon poetry to travelling with “my wonderful towel” there is so much off the wall humor combined with things that are as quirky as they are mystifying, anything and everything in that universe it would just be a blast!
So those were my ideas were I handed Houdini’s magic ticket. Click this link and head over to Dan’s website to see his choices and all the cinebloggers who participated in this…