Time to get green-savvy, movie fans! This Saturday (March 26) at 8:30pm marks Earth Hour, a time when participants across the world turn off all lights and electronic devices in observation of the pressing environmental issues plaguing our planet. What started in 2007 as a stand against climate change has turned into a global sustainability movement, and we wholeheartedly plan to participate.
Thing is: the idea of an hour without movies makes us die-hard fans a little twitchy… which is why we found ourselves brainstorming earth-and-film-friendly ways to enjoy the 60 minutes.
Click past the jump for five movie-related activities to engage in during Earth Hour!
RECREATE YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE SCENE
No longer shall that replica Lightsaber collect dust in the corner of your room – time to bust that bad boy out for some hand-to-hand combat! Or you could show off your mad monologue skillz – because there’s no use in pretending you haven’t memorized Mikey’s “our time” pep talk from “The Goonies,” Jack Nicholson’s “you can’t handle the truth” rant from “A Few Good Men,” or Michael Douglas’ insistence that “greed is good” a-la “Wall Street.” And for our +1 contingent, perhaps the hour would be a nice excuse to engage in some Jake and Neytiri "Avatar"-esque makeoutery, pervy ponytails not required!
QUIZ YOURSELF WITH BRAIN-TEASING MOVIE GAMES
We’re a little embarrassed to admit it, but both “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” and “The Movie Game” can be performed alone or with a group. Aren’t familiar with the rules of the latter? It’s pretty simple: name a movie (for example: “Alien”). Then, name an actor in that movie (ex: Sigourney Weaver). Then, name a movie that actor has been in (ex: “Ghostbusters”). And so on…
READ A BOOK THAT INSPIRED A FILM
PLAY A CINEMA-BASED BOARD GAME
This is another category filled with endless possibilities. There’s a choice for any preference – whether you’re a fan of “Twilight,” “Office Space,” “Gremlins,” “Avatar,” “Lord of the Rings,” or "Batman Begins."
BREAK OUT THAT COMPOSITION NOTEBOOK
Been itching to pen your own Great American Screenplay? Or perhaps a book that’s tailor-made for cinematic adaptation? Put your money where your mouth is and get a head start by sketching an outline via good old-fashioned pen and paper.
Tell us how you plan on celebrating Earth Hour in the comments section and on Twitter!