The very first movie I remember seeing in a theater was 1968’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. I was 7 at the time. I stumbled across it on TV a few months ago, about halfway through, and ended up sitting and watching the rest. I still love this movie. Most of the songs still stick with me almost half a century later, and the line “From the ashes of disaster grow the roses of success.” is probably the most inspirational idea I ever got from a movie. (Disclaimer: I can’t think of a second inspirational thought from a movie.)
But I’ve recently come to realize that the cheerful music and family-friendly plot are really a smokescreen for an alien invasion movie.
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