Boom and I don’t watch many movies, much to Boom’s chagrin. But sometimes, when we have a lowkey night / weekend, we will watch a couple. That is what we did this weekend:
Taken was ok – a pretty good action movie. Nothing too special, but still kept our interest. I was kind of surprised that Liam Neeson was cast as the dad – he seemed a little old. Realistic, yes, but Hollywood is not always known for realism. Made me think I should learn how to hot wire a car. and pick locks. Not sure where I can gain those skills…
I didn’t love The Wrestler. I guess I just couldn’t relate to the main character on any level. His failed life, failed career, failed relationships, etc. Why wouldn’t he do something to fix himself? I know Mickey Rourke was nominated for lots of awards, and that is great. But I just couldn’t get into the movie. I did make me look at WWF events in a whole new light. And makes me sad that the youth of America is so into violence – makes me scared for the future a little bit.
Anyway, I guess this is why I don’t really love watching movies – sometimes they seem like a waste of time. But, for Boom, I will gladly waste a few hours, if he really wants. And sometimes, I do love the movies (Slumdog Millionare).