Those are still scary words. Ha ha ha. ☢
When I was younger, the USSR was still around and there was this really weird thin Cold War line between them being the enemy or a friend. It was clear that our respective governments were unsure of the other, but the people in each place were just curious about each other. They were a great movie bad guy. Every stock film bad guy was a Communist from the USSR because they were so easy to identify and to fear.
WarGames not only appealed to the budding computer geek in me, but it really pointed out to me that maybe the Soviets weren’t the bad guy. Maybe we were. Maybe no one was. Plus, the whole machines taking over thing kind’ve messed with my little mind.
I know my parents had to spend mad cash on renting this VHS (and possibly Betamax, we had one of those first…) for me multiple times. I have it on DVD at home somewhere now. I rescued it from the Walmart $5 DVD mid-aisle bin.
I’m gonna have to make a “Favorite movies from my childhood” list.
Maybe I can convince the wife that we need to watch this tonight, to mark the occasion…