The early 2000s was such a unique era you must conclude. 10-15 years ago it certainly wouldn’t have been reasoned that modern day technology would take a rather interesting turn and draw mainstream media to greater heights. Times when we didn’t have access to mobile phones like the current contingent, NETFLIX, NBC and other streaming sites were unknown to us.
The desire for entertainment required haggling around then popular “cart-pushing vendors” to find our famed movie selections, saving out of respective lunch money to get these CDs and some even went as far as 2-3 streets to see movies. The real trenches.
From comedy to action, this article takes a look at 5 that truly sent our passion flying. As a matter of fact, if you’ve seen most of this, you definitely should be on the “baba carry me dey go my husband/wife house” lyrics.
1. HOME ALONE.
Set across various parts, the generic storyline involves a sweet little kid being left at home all by himself every Christmas intentionally, by accident or just by sleeping in. The routine basically is Alex/Kevin discovering robbers during reconnaissance, telling his family, them not believing and boom left alone for the holidays.
Undeterred, he always cooks up rather wicked plans and traps for the prospective thieves like a genius who underwent Navy SEALS tactical training. From torching heads in the initial part to open sesame in the concluding ones, he always gets the bad guys.
2. BABY’S DAY OUT.
This classic sees 3 kidnappers disguise as photographers to kidnap the baby of a very rich household in a bid to milk them for ransom in the millions.
Things take a rather interesting turn as the months old baby puts them through a living nightmare; setting them on fire, hell in a construction yard and dragging them into a Gorilla’s cage. The crawling baby eventually saves the day and himself.
3. DRUNKEN MASTER.
Wong Fei Hong played by icon Jackie Chan is the mischievous son of a school master who jokes around rather than learning the prized Kung Fu. His clownery sees him injure the son of a very powerful man. Out of necessity, his father sends him to his sadistic wicked uncle to be mentored.
Said uncle famous for crippling students and wine guzzling subjects him to all kind of cruel, inhumane treatments. In due time, Jackie realizes the cruel regime he tried so hard to escape came through in trying times.
4. SNAKES ON A PLANE.
Starring Samuel L. Jackson as a FBI agent who boards a flight headed for LA from Hawaii to escort a trial witness. Things go south as an assassin sets free a crate of deadly snakes to kill the witness. The frightened passengers are tasked with trying to find a way to be rid of the snakes whilst flying the plane to safety. A ride to forget surely as lives were lost and the plane being landed by a gamer who had already been bitten on one of his butt cheeks.
5. HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL.
Troy(Zac Efron), the star athlete at a small-town high school and nerdy new intake and academically-gifted transfer student fall for each other.They have to juggle auditioning for the end of the year musicals without neglecting their respective obligations to the basketball team and the academic decathlon with Sharpay Evans lurking.