Waiting to Board: The Travel Gone Wrong Blogathon!

As I start this blogathon announcement, I’d like to thank Gill, from Realweegiemidget Reviews, and Rebecca, from Taking Up Room. If they hadn’t chosen Red Corner for me to review for their Odd Or Even Blogathon, I wouldn’t have found an inspiration for this year’s event! While looking back on the 1997 movie, I thought about all the movies or television show episodes where a trip doesn’t go according to plan. Realizing how many I could think of off the top of my head, my blogathon theme was born! Like past events, The Travel Gone Wrong Blogathon invites participants to get creative by reviewing, analyzing, or discussing a movie, tv show episode, piece of music, stage play, book, artwork, or any other entertainment media relating to this year’s theme! If you’re interested in taking a (figurative) trip from April 29th to May 2nd, keep reading as I share my blogathon’s official rules!

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The Travel Gone Wrong Blogathon’s Official Rules

  1. Please be respectful toward other participants and the subject(s) you’re writing about.
  2. Please let me know in advance if you plan on publishing your post(s) earlier or later than the allotted time-frame (April 29th to May 2nd).
  3. Only new posts will be eligible for this year’s event.
  4. Because this year’s theme is so broad, I am not allowing duplicate entries.
  5. There is a three-entry limit for each participant.
  6. All entries must be original work.
  7. No travels are too big or small. Your entry can revolve around trips as extensive as week or month long excursions or as simple as a trip to the grocery store.
  8. Domestic (within the United States), international, or galactic travel is eligible for your entry/entries.
  9. Entries will be placed in one of two categories; hilariously wrong or horrifyingly wrong. Hilariously wrong means the results of a trip gone wrong are supposed to make you laugh. Some examples are the Walt Disney World episode of The Middle, A Very Merry Mix-Up, and Home Alone 1 and/or 2. Horrifyingly wrong means the results of a trip gone wrong are supposed to horrify you. Examples include Red Corner, the Touched by An Angel episode, ‘The Spirit of Liberty Moon’, and Taken.
  10. If you’re interested in participating, please share your idea(s) in the comment section below.
  11. Pick one of the four banners and let others know about The Travel Gone Wrong Blogathon, so they can join in on the fun!

Hilariously Wrong

Rebecca from Taking Up Room — Review of Andy Hardy Meets Debutante (1940)

Hamlette from Hamlette’s Soliloquy — Review of French Kiss (1995)

Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews — Review of Our Ladies (2019)

J-Dub from Dubsism — Review of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)

Ruth from Silver Screenings — Review of Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)

Classic Movie Muse from The Classic Movie Muse — Review of The Great Race (1965)

Crystal from In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood — Review of The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

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Horrifyingly Wrong

Evaschon98 from Classics and Craziness — Review of Flightplan (2005)

J-Dub from Dubsism — Review of Airport (1970)

Debbie from Moon In Gemini — Review of Train to Busan (2016)

Eric from Diary of A Movie Maniac — Review of The Lost Weekend (1945)

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Created by Sally Silverscreen at Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Have fun at the blogathon!

Sally Silverscreen

44 thoughts on “Waiting to Board: The Travel Gone Wrong Blogathon!

      1. I grabbed Airport because it would complete the set; I’ve done all the bad sequels, butnever the original…so it was about time! But this topic is so fun, I want to do a “hilarious” one as well. Would you also add me for 1987s’ Planes, Trains, and Automobiles?

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      1. Hi Sally, I might have to submit my entry later than expected due my site being under construction 😦 I’m sorry about that, but I’ll keep you posted with updates as soon I get them.

        Also, is it OK if I change my topic to The Great Race (1965)? This is a hilariously wrong trip.

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  1. Crystal Kalyana Pacey

    Hi Sally. This is the perfect occasion for me to write about “The Long Long Trailer” ( 1953 ) – so put me down for that. Thanks in advance.

    My blog: In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

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      1. Hi Sally! Would it be O.K. if I wrote about Train to Busan? Definitely fits in the “horrifying” category!

        The blogathon is running during my birthday weekend so I would probably post it the week before, if that’s all right.

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      2. Hi Debbie! Thanks for joining my blogathon! Reviewing ‘Train to Busan’ is perfect for the event. Publishing your article a week early is also o.k. I’ll add your entry to the participation list right away!

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    1. Hi Eric! Just looked up ‘The Lost Weekend’ on Wikipedia. According to the synopsis, it looks like the protagonist makes at least one trip in the film. So ‘The Lost Weekend’ would be eligible for the blogathon!

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  5. Hi there – how about a little in-flight music review of Wall of Voodoo’s “The Passenger”, which is a little narrative about an airplane trip and its final destination? Filed under “horrifically wrong”, obviously.

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  7. How about a second not-quite sing-along? I just finished a post today on “The Gift” by the Velvet Underground, a 1968 tune about a lovesick guy who decides to mail himself from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin with rather horrific results as a result.

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