Courtney’s live-blog reminded me of the obsession I had with this movie back in the day. I watched it countless time and even owned the soundtrack on cassette! My VHS copy of The Craft slowly went the way of the buffalo, but now Netflix will fill the Manon-shaped hole in my soul. Bring on the tanks layered over long-sleeve tees!
This movie is terrible and I love it forever! However, everyone cast in the movie is PERFECTION. Robin Williams mumbles and squints his way around as Popeye while Shelley Duvall squeaks and pines in his wake as Olive Oyl. I especially like Olive’s song about Bluto, also magnificently cast, and I still sing, “he’s laaaaarge!” when the opportunity presents itself.
Perhaps it is nostalgia. Perhaps it is the need to think of Mike Meyers this way instead of mugging through something like The Love Guru. I do think that this movie holds up incredibly well. The jokes still made me laugh like an idiot, Lara Flynn Boyle had her original face and some body fat, and . Do you remember when casting Rob Lowe in this flick was risky because of his little sex tape controversy? Good times.
I don’t want to hear about any rumors about how many kitties and puppies production went through. I don’t want to hear that all of the Milos and Otises are in puppy and kitty heaven, because THEY ARE STILL ALIVE AND ETERNAL AND YOU SHUT UP. This movie was one of the few age-appropriate features to run on HBO when I was a kid and I watched it on a damn-near constant loop. A puppy and a kitty go on an adventure together, look adorable, are friends, and I’m 98% sure that this movie somehow spawned the internet. Probably something involving a VHS copy and some Weird Science type shit. HEAD CANON ACCEPTED.