Before you start thinking that this post is all about ponies and horses, I must clarify that I am merely referring to films.
For those who aren’t too familiar with Cockney Rhyming Slang, it is essentially a collection of phrases used as a secret way to communicate. Generally used in the East of London but I’ve heard it used in many different places in London too.
So now you know that Pony refers to ‘less than well regarded’, or ‘crap’, you’re probably wondering where I am going with this post.
Bear (my film-loving, gamer other half) and I have decided to watch more movies together. We then devised ‘Pony Film Nights’ to watch the films which are rated lower on the official film review sites, that we think deserve to be given a better chance.
That and the fact that it is a lot of fun!
How does it work?
- Two (or more!) players each take it in turns to choose a Pony film, that starts with a specific letter of the alphabet
**Currently we are using Amazon Prime to select our films. This week we are on ‘D’ movies and have already watched ‘A Dark Matter’)**
2. Watch said film, laughing or cringing profusely
3. Check the IMDB ratings of your respective films
**NO PEEKING AT IMBD RATING BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR SELECTION**
4 .The person whose film has the lowest IMDB score is the winner of the Pony Film of the Week (PFOTW)
The irony of it is that actually none of the films were that bad; just that they clearly had lower budgets than some of the blockbusters.
If you would like to take part, please tag your posts with #ponyfilms and pingback to this post or post a link to your post in the comments section.
Your post doesn’t have to be a serious review, just your initial thoughts or reactions to the film.