Maybe I'm just in a mood at the moment but I just watched "The Last Starfighter" again for the first time in at least 20 years and it depressed the hell out of me.
When I first saw it as a kid I loved it! It was fun, lively, and had a great soundtrack. Most of all though it gave a child what they wanted most: A story that tells of someone going nowhere who all of a sudden is swept away on an adventure and saves the entire galaxy, becoming a somebody in the process.
Now of course I never believed it could happen, I'm not delusional, but as a kid there was magic there. The thought of achieving greatness!
When I watched it tonight I sat back and thought "I didn't achieve greatness... Now I'm bummed".
I've got a good job, a nice house, great wife & kids... But watching this made me feel disappointed in myself for not being a war hero or Prime Minister or something to that effect.
Ever happen to you guys? If so what films?
This isn't an "oh woe is me" thread. Just found the effect odd considering it used to have a completely opposite one.