We don't go to movies much. Sure, they're great, but if I get Dave to myself for a night, or even if we're out with friends, what's the point of sitting in a movie theater when we could be talking?
It's not that I don't like movies...quite the contrary. I love the previews. I love the feel of sitting in those seats with that huge screen that takes me to another world. I just don't generally chose that option over the other options.
But, this holiday season we've seen three. And here's my unsolicited two cents about them:
I wanted, with all my heart, to get up and walk out of this movie. SO sad that they can mess up such a classic. There was no character development. I swear all they cared about was showing off their great animation, which was good, but seriously, what about Tiny Tim? What about showing how Scrooge's heart changed? Who cares about black horses chasing Scrooge for 10 minutes while he, for some strange reason, shrinks and starts to talk with a mouse voice?
Interestingly enough though, when the lights came up after the movie, our kids couldn't say thanks enough and claimed to love it. Hmmm.
I'm not a huge Twilight fan, but I had to give in to the pressure and see this one...twice. Once with my sister who was in town and missed seeing it with her friends, and once with my parents and Dave. The first time = pretty good (it's pretty fun to see any show, especially one with werewolves and vampires with my little sister...she's the best). The second time = interesting because of my Dad's big thing about how, in a way, this series teaches abstinence...it made for a pretty interesting discussion. But not very romantic the second time around with Dave huffing and puffing at my side about how dumb it was. Click here for my favorite spoof about Twilight.
I loved this one. It's made me think a little each day about certain aspects of life. Would I be that nice? How can we help more people out there like that? Do I brainwash my kids to thinking how I think...just a little, innocent, bit? Lots of food for thought.
I'd love to hear what others thought, and any other good recommendations. Maybe I'll start to be a movie buff after all...