Someone needs to answer this for me because after spending the last year working at Blockbuster and watching the good, the bad and the ugly that Hollywood and everywhere else has to offer, setting in with Butch & Sundance last night was the best movie experience I've had in a long time.
I can't believe no one ever mentions this as their favourite movie. It's now officially mine. How could it not be?
Newman and Redford are a perfect match and play off each other better than any tandem we've seen on the screen in a long time. They are what every buddy movie pairing aspires to be and so very few actually capture.
And if that's not enough, this movie has current era tie-ins that should force anyone who claims to like movies to pick it up.
Sundance, as in, the film festival. I wonder where it got it's name?
Mallrats fans, this is where the daunting Mall Cop LaFours - he's got four kills! - comes from, name and white skimmer hat included.
At the end of Hot Fuzz, when they're shooting it out with the bad guys? Butch & Sundance.
Besides, it's two of the best ever running around robbing banks and slinging jokes on screen for two hours. If you've sat through Atonement, then you sure as hell can spend a night with Mr. Parker and Mr. Longbaugh.
And if you don't want to watch the whole thing, do yourself a favour and watch the Knife Fight scene and the scene where they're stuck on a rock ledge, pinned in by LaFors above them and a river below them.
I pissed myself. You will too.
"The future is all yours, ya lousy bicycle!"