Reptile Awareness Day always falls on October 21, no matter what day of the week that date falls on. When it comes to observing Reptile Awareness Day, it is highly likely that you may not want to get up close and personal, as it were. But you can still enjoy all the thrills of our cold-blooded allies through the magic of film. The sheer number of movies available which are appropriate for watching on Reptile Awareness Day may surprise you.
Live and Let Die
“Live and Let Die” is overflowing with suitability for watching on Reptile Awareness Day and includes one of the single greatest scenes involving reptiles in movie history. To begin with, the villain in “Live and Let Die” uses snakes as a weapon to kill secret agents like James Bond. And as if that weren’t reason enough to watch this Bond flick on Reptile Awareness Day, there is the classic scene where James finds himself stranded on between a rock and a hard place on a crocodile farm. There is only one route to safety and that path takes him directly across the backs of reptiles laid out like a log bridge in the swamp.
Clash of the Titans
Go with the original in most cases. And that includes your choice of “Clash of the Titans” for watching on Reptile Awareness Day. After all, no amount of time and improvements in computer technology can possibly improve upon the stunning effect of Medusa’s head full of snakes in the original. You may not be aware that reptiles can grow from the head, but you would be if caught up on your ancient mythology.
Celebrating Reptile Awareness Day would be pretty empty without watching a movie called “Reptilicus.” The title character is a winged serpent-dragon creature that bears little resemblance to any reptile you may be aware of. The most interesting aspect of “Reptilicus” may actually be that it was originally filmed in Danish. That version has additional scenes of romance and comic relief. The English-language version of “Reptilicus” is not just the same movie with the foreign language being dubbed into English, however. Almost the entire cast was reassembled to shoot identical scenes in English only to have that dialogue then redubbed by American actors. You can see why you need to watch “Reptilicus.”
Where can you learn more about what not to do with reptiles in the sphere of scientific advancement than “Jurassic Park.” Here is one of the ultimate movies to watch on Reptile Awareness Day. Why? Well, were you ever aware before “Jurassic Park” that reptiles that had been extinct for billions of years could one day be brought back to life? Not to mention all that stuff about using reptile DNA of contemporary animals to fill in the blanks. It’s like a scientific lecture on film.