Thursday Movie Picks: Summer Camp

Hello there, and welcome to Thursday Movie Picks, a weekly series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves where you share three movies to fit the theme of the week each Thursday.

This week we are dealing with summer camp movies. And let me tell you, it wasn't easy. Maybe it's because I've never been to a summer camp. Or probably because I'm not even interested in those movies. I almost resigned myself to the idea of going theme within theme with three Friday the 13th flicks, but then, thank god, two of the movies I watched over and over again when I was a kid came to my mind, so there you go. 

It Takes Two (1995)

Two identical little girls, rich girl Alyssa and orphan Amanda, accidentally meet one day, and try to make Alyssa's father marry Amanda's case worker instead of the horrible woman he is going to marry. Don't expect anything brilliant here, it's just a family comedy starring the Olsen twins.

The Parent Trap (1998)

Two identical twins, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, accidentally meet and plan to bring the parents back together. Yeah, the plot is pretty much the same of the previous - this one's a remake of 1961 movie though -, and the film isn't a masterpiece or anything, but if I recall it's a good family film.

Friday the 13th (1980)

After a young boy named Jason drowned in 1957, bad things started to happen at Camp Crystal Lake, like camp counselors murdered, and other stuff. They reopen the camp in 1979, and guess what, someone starts playing kill the counselor. This one isn't great. It's filled with horrors clich├ęs and pretty much anything is bad. But after watching all the franchise I can tell you it is neither as bad as I thought at first.


  1. I watched It Takes Two when I was a kid and liked it. For a while I was into the name Amanda quite a lot :D

  2. You already know I love the F13 flicks so I will leave it at that. The Parent Trap is indeed a good family film. It's better than the original, in my opinion.

  3. I was going to put It Takes Two and The Parent Trap on my list! I think I only saw It Takes Two a couple of times, not my favorite MK&A film, though I was obsessed with the remake of The Parent Trap growing up. I'm not expecting anything great from Friday the 13th, but I really need to finally watch it.

  4. I have not seen any of these except maybe Friday the 13th a long time ago and well, ughhh. I saw the original Parent Trap but a long time ago.

  5. SO much nostalgia from these picks! I loved It Takes Two, I wanted to be an Olsen Twin when I was a kid. lol

  6. Interesting trio you got here. I would never have been caught dead watching an Olsen Twins movie, but my sister loved that stuff. I've only seen the original Parent Trap, which is great. Can't go wrong with Friday the 13th. Brilliant slasher movie.

  7. I was never into the Olsen twins shows as a kid. I've seen a few of them, but the twins were really not good actresses. Lindsay Lohan as a child actress was so much better than they were.