I think my family might like movies more than I do. And though they don't care much for anything I've made we've watched a significant amount so far this break.
I do like movies. I don't know if you've gathered that yet. Mostly, I like completely surrendering to the story and immersing myself in it completely. I'm not a very good critic, in the critical sense of the word, because I like most anything. I'm the kind of audience member that jumps a foot in the air when things are scary, gasps dramatically when things are surprising, and laughs at parts no one else laughs at. I get quite emotion and worked up (though I almost never cry).
Anyway, I don't know why I am prefacing all this...I just want to talk about some of the movies I've seen.
Watched Avatar the night before I got back. I liked it because it was pretty and magical. I want to live there. [spoiler] The more I think about it the more it bothers me that he gets to just magically become one of them. I mean, he's a human, he should have to deal with that...We can't just change ourselves for the convenience of being someone else. I mean, I can go to Mexico and love it and live there for years and years, but I will never be a Mexican. I think it's good he loved his culture and took time to be one of them. But there is something to be said about remembering who we really are and where we came from because there's no escaping that. Jusy a thought.
The day after I got back was Fantastic Mr. Fox. It was very Wes Anderson, but in a more family friendly version which was nice. I didn't love it as much as I thought I would, but I found myself relating to the story. I think the majority of the world has found themselves in positions where they've gotten themselves in very deep and there's not an easy way out. Also, I feel like I could see myself ending up with a crazy husband who has crazy aspirations and several mid-life crises and I will ultimately end up supporting him in his endeavors and spend time dancing in grocery stores.
Marley and Me is another film I could relate to. I'd seen it before, but it had a new dynamic this time. My dog has gone blind and is nine years old now and likely on the downward slope of her life. She's been the best worst dog we've ever had. My little brother wanted to turn it off before the ending, even though he was the one who bought it for my mom for Christmas. Also, I could see myself writing a column no one reads someday. Because we all know I love to and have some skill in writing about nothing.
I would be happy if I made a movie like Get Smart.
Fam went and saw Sherlock Holmes today. Downey and Law have great chemistry (and they are both so good looking!). I didn't love the plot, but I am sure they will make more, which I will be sure to see.
The Secret Life of Bees was on tv tonight. All I have to say about that is I wouldn't mind being Dakota Fanning (or Queen Latifah for that matter), she's pretty rad.