Robin Williams

I think it will be difficult to find someone who hasn’t watched the film Jumanji and wanted to play a similar game that takes the player to an unknown adventure. At least Jumanji is one of the things that I used to spend time with a lot when I was a kid.

That didn’t stop when I grew up. There came Night at the Museum. Ben Stiller’s amazing movie where Robin Williams plays an important part. This morning I was sad to hear that the award-winning actor had passed away.

According to The New York Times, the ground-breaking stand-up comedian and actor died on Monday in California at the age of 63. The Wall Street Journal adds that the apparent cause of death was suicide by asphyxiation. An investigation into his death has been initiated. It’s hard to understand why he would do such a thing. The Journal quotes a representative of the actor as saying “he has been battling severe depression of late.”

I will admit that I haven’t watched a lot of movies by Robin Williams, but the ones I saw found their place in my heart. Probably that’s why despite not being a die-hard fan of him, I feel sad.

What was the best movie you watched starred by Robin Williams?

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  1. I liked Aladdin and Hook as a kid. What Dreams May Come was also pretty good. Jumangi was definitely good.

    I recently watched World’s Greatest Dad on netflix and it was terrible. The poor portrayal of teenagers was my main beef with it. Robbin Williams did fine, but the script was terrible. It wasn’t something that I could connect with, and it wasn’t funny or even that emotional because the script was so bad. I definitely wouldn’t watch it again.

    I don’t know if I would call Night at the Museum that great. My favorite Ben Stiller Film is Zoolander just because it’s so silly. I would suggest it if you haven’t seen it. Apparently there is going to be a Zoolander 2 (just found out in a search). Ben Stiller was also Executive Producer of Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (which I didn’t know until now). I’d definitely recommend that one if you haven’t seen it.

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    1. I watched Zoolander and it was a fun movie to see. But I still hold Night at the Museum at a higher position. Perhaps because Night at the Museum is sort of a fantasy story and I have this weird feeling whenever I’m at a museum. It’s like all those things date back ages and sometimes even centuries. And Night at the Museum kind of goes along with that feeling if you know what I mean. 🙂

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  2. Meant to comment in my previous post. The picture you linked fails to load. I did try a hard refresh already. Maybe find a way to host your image (did you hot link it?) or use a different host. I’m in central USA. Or if it loads for your primary audience, don’t worry about it 🙂

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      1. Interesting. It shows up just fine on my computer. Anyway I’ve updated the image URL linking to another site of mine. I try to upload less image files as I’m on a limited space here on WordPress.com. 🙂

        Are you seeing the image now?

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  3. My absolute favorite Robin Williams movie is Dead Poets Society. That movie alone enticed me to buy poetry books and to study the life of Walt Whitman. I’ve also gained a deeper appreciation of literature simply from watching that movie. I think it’s Williams’ best!

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