Okay so I've been digging up my old journals again and this entry from 5th grade (1990) really cracked me up. "What I like about The Princess Bride.
This is one of the good best movies I've ever seen. It has adventure [and] excitement. Fred [Savage] is pretty funny and so is the other actor in the fire swamp [he's] good. You have to be smart and strong to survive in there. Here's a line from a actor,'Rodents of unusual size, I don't believe in that.' And right then a rat about his size jumped right on him."
What cracks me up is that my favorite actor was some lame kid with 5 minutes of screen time... and that my favorite part of the movie was the large angry muppet moment.
On to the second review "The Little Mermaid.
It's funny an adventurous. [There's] a line [I like],'You give merchildren permission, they swim all over you.' This movie you've gotta watch. Sounds babyish... naaw. I think it's just plain cool.
Suggestion. I think you should watch both movies."
Two things: I like how I'm explaining to my fellow socialites that to be into a children's movie really is cool. I also like how my goldfish of a memory is displayed here with Sebastian's memorable and now annoying quote.