Friday, August 17, 2012

Chestbursting babies


I finally went to see Prometheus last night. It was the film's last showing at the dollar theater. Alien is one of my favorite films, so I'd been really looking forward to seeing this "prequel." I enjoyed it, though it didn't live up to the original. Especially loved the landscape shots at the beginning of the film -- I'm a sucker for beautiful landscapes. I even started a blog once devoted to landscapes in film, which I'll warn is kinda boring and academic.

Usually I go to the dollar theater with Addison as a special date, and she gets to run the halls of the mall before and after. We saw The Secret World of Arietty several times there, and we're looking forward to Brave. Lindsay suggested I bring Addison to Prometheus, too, but I had to gently explain the "good parenting" thing to her. No, this movie night was all for me.

I did, however, note sadly that there were several other young kids in the theater, and they cried during the scary scenes. Maybe there are some films made for adults that could debatably be shown to toddlers . . . but this movie really doesn't qualify. Poor kids. My dinosaur nightmares are nothing compared to xenomorph nightmares.

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  1. I'm gonna suspend your internet privileges if you continue to make me sound like a horrible parent. For the record, I wasn't even crazy about you seeing the movie, so my suggestion was most definitely tongue-in-cheek.

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    1. It's my blog, I get to recognize or choose to ignore sarcasm whenever I feel like it.

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    2. Haha you two are funny. Your comments to each other enhance the blog.
      (Found you from crappy pictures comments)

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    3. Thanks L. Though I'm pretty sure my wife is actually trying to torpedo my blog. But it won't work! It's already too powerful! Live blog! LIVE!

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    4. I'm not trying to torpedo your blog...I'm trying to take it to the NEXT LEVEL. And that level is truth.

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    5. Truth is too black and white. How about "truthiness"?

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  2. My parents took me to see several terrifying movies before I reached double digits thus I cannot fully recall a time in my life when I wasn't at least a little anxious except, wait for it, when I go to the movies. Weird eh?

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    1. the mind works in mysterious ways.I like the way some theorists describe movie theatres as returning to the darkness (and safety) of the womb.

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  3. "The Killing Fields" got me so paranoid about wearing spectacles.

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    1. "The Ring" got me pretty nervous about kids. Especially ones with long hair. Thank goodness Addison's still behind the curve in the hair category.

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