In this day and age, we are subjected to lightening fast speeds of wi-fi and cellular connectivity. Does that mean we get more done? Oh no, it doesn’t. In fact, all we end up doing is finding more and more ways to waste time. The worst problem is when you have a deadline and your brain decides to take a short vacation. Your body stays trapped in your cubicle and poof! Off goes your brain. The solutions, which we get, are of no help whatsoever. Never fear, your salvation (metaphorically speaking, not literally) is at hand. All you need to do is give in. Leave the entire thought process behind. In other words, it’s time to veg-out so to speak. The best way to do that is to take in a movie. As the film starts, you can just float away into the world of make-believe. Leave the works of imagination to the geniuses behind the camera.
Here is a list of brain-less movies( yes, I know that is a pun.) :
Leslie Nielsen stars as Lt. Frank Drebin. A hard-nosed, tough-guy cop whose ability to solve crime is as astounding to watch as a duck performing calculus. Funny but you wonder how he does it. This is a movie where you don’t have to do too much thinking. Just enjoy the laughs and remember not to take life so seriously.
2. Blazing Saddles:
Directed by Mel Brooks, this wild-west parody lets you enjoy a cowboy motif without the guilt of gunfights, Injun Wars ( Red Indian i.e., the Original Americans), land grabbing and the other terrible parts of pioneer history. If we cannot laugh at the worst of our history, we might end up repeating it. Of course, you might think that since this is a parody, you must pay attention. Not to worry, this is one of those films which you will watch over and over again, quote over and over again, irritate your friends over and over again, until your friends eventually move to another state.
3. Any Arnold Schwarzenegger movie:
His movies are guaranteed to use up less than 50 points of your I.Q. So you will have plenty left over to make yourself some popcorn. As you crunch down on the salted and masala goodness of home-made popcorn, you will undoubtedly swear to join a gym and also talk in a bad Austrian accent. With Arnie’s muscle flexing, you will feel your brain relaxing. Bad accents, lots of bullets, monosyllabic responses and huge explosions will rock your screen. Ah, cinematic violence, where would we be without you? Probably in a opera house, watching Swan Lake perhaps. Now that is a shuddering thought.
4. Dil Chahta Hai:
Now, you might be wondering what is this film doing in a list like this. Let me explain. This movie is one of those that evokes a multitude of emotions. You watch this movie and immediately you are transported back in time. When your brain stops working, all you will end up thinking about is vacation. And what better place is there for a vacation than Goa with your best buddies. In the end, it is the journey and not the destination that matters.
If there is something strange in the neighbourhood! Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters. Let me guess, you read that and the song started playing inside your head. This is a movie for those days when all you want to do is lie down and moan about the sheer tedium of life. In the end, it is all about the busting. Ghosts i.e.
So there you have it, a few films to relieve your brain. There are a thousand more. If you have a few which you would like to share with us, just drop us a message in our comment box. Who knows… I might need your suggestions soon.