I love Columbus day. Who would have thought to make a whole day to celebrate the great works of this man. I have to say I am a HUGE fan. I don't think he gets near enough credit for his accomplishments, even with a holiday named after him. I believe I have seen nearly all of his movies. Yeah I said movies. I'm Sioux did you really think I celebrated the life of the original Columbus day honoree? Yeah. not so much. (in case you are looking at the red hair thinking huh?!?!....Irish on mom's side, Sioux on dads.)
So in honor of Columbus Day I want to share with you my top 5 Chris Columbus movies.
1. Goonies (writer)
Hey, you guys! I loved this movie and watched it a million times. Who would have thought that the Goonies would grow up to be massively talented adult actors. Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, and Jeff Cohen I had a massive crush on Sean Astin, not so much in LOTR though.
I remember the first time I watched this movie. I was sitting in the living room of my friend Heather's grandparents house. I laughed so hard. Secretly I had a crush on Thor too. Although years later when I realized that Thor from that movie was the guy with the creepy eyes from Criminal Minds it did freak me out to rewatch it.
3. Percy Jackson The lightening thief (Director and Producer) and sea of monsters (Producer)
I'm counting these as one. I love the Percy Jackson movies. I know they are for kids, but I like them as much as the kids do. In addition to a good storyline Percy is Dyslexic and has ADHD. I am always happy to see Dyslexia portrayed in a positive way. Its also Dyslexia awareness month. That has nothing to do with the movie, just a little fact I wanted to share.
The most beautiful of the Harry Potter movies, In my opinion
5. Mrs Doubtfire (Director)
I love Robin Williams. I especially love the scene where he puts the cake on his face, No clue what I laugh so hard at that. But anyway. this movie is hilarious and has a happy ending so its a win/win
So in celebration of all we owe to Chris Columbus have a Chris Columbus movie marathon, I know that's what I'll be doing.