A few months ago my friend suggested a film called The Endless Summer. He spoke highly of it so I like "Eh... okay fine I'll queue it", and forgot about it. It sat all alone, all quiet at the end of my Netflix queue, then finally it arrived at Chateau Himbo this weekend. But people, let me tell you, I was not prepared for the level of awesomeness that slapped me in the face! Not to worry, it didn't mess up my hair.
So, I read the blurb on the little envelope that it comes in and it says it's a documentary. Now, don't get me wrong cause I love documentaries, yes I am a huge nerd, HUGE, but I wasn't really in the mood for one. Then I noticed that it's from 1966! I was like "Woah woah woah woah... hmmm..." I don't know if I'm up for this. I read on and "filmed in Hawaii, Australia, Africa and Tahiti" caught me eye, so I'm like, "Okay that might be cool". Read a little more and "[...]strengthening their friendship and teaching natives along the way", I'm thinkin' "Hmmm... this could get interesting". So I figured let's get it out of the way, if it sucks I'll return it today.
*Himbo pops in the dvd*
You know how everything that's old starts with a really loooooong prologue with boring music? Well this had one, I nearly ended that "Endless Summer", but I was distracted by a shiny object and it started before I was done looking at the shiny object (it was a mirror. Shh... don't tell anyone). It started out sorta cool, the narrator sounded young and seemed really funny. It was very intriguing 'cause it had a 'reality tv' feel... you know, scripted but pretending not to be. It also reminded me of those really old black and white Disney shows. It kept getting better and better as it went on. It was so trippy... it did a great job of placing you in the 60's and making you understand exactly what it was like back then, the surf scene was just becoming.
The Don's came over half way through and finished watching it with me. We all loved it, laughing our arses off. Apparently BDC had watched it when he was 15 and remembered the whole thing. He's a cray-cray.
So, my friend tells me that there's a sequel [The Endless Summer II] and that I need to watch it. It's next in queue :D There's a third one called The Endless Summer Revisited, it's a little different but I'm such a fan now that I'll need to see that too. I went back to Netflix and rated Endless Summer, 5 stars. Take my advice go watch it and tell me what you think.
I'll tell you about the other 3 movies I Netflix'd, tomorrow. There's not a whole lot to say about them.