Saturday, January 24, 2009

Movie Night

"I went to Super Video and rented 5 movies for the night!" Jr exclaimed into the cell phone as his mother drove him home. "You want to guess what I got?"

OK I could not guess what he had, but we did have fun Saturday watching Tropic Thunder, Hellboy II, and Mummy III. We also enjoyed Mrs. Cris getting outraged and leaving the room when the comedy turned blue in a few places. The bad part was where I show my age.

No I knew all the actors, that wasn't the issue. I have trouble hearing when actors talk... when ANYBODY talks in a whisper. It is a frequency I simply can't hear. It also seems to be what actors today think is dramatic or talent or whatever the hell they think, but to me it is inaudible.

The end result is me sitting in the den, looking at our big ass 40 inch TV with one hand cupped behind my ear and asking, "EH...? What did he say? What did she say back to him? What was his reply?" And I hate guys like that at a movie... but I can't hear the damn thing and I think Jr got frustrated because he finally turned on the closed caption function of the DVD.

OK here is the part where I can't see to read from across the room, even with a big ass 40 inch TV.

Oh at the end of the Mummy movie there was a tag that said something like "three years later, mummies were discovered in Peru." Jr read this to me and I started laughing because I had been thinking the next sequel should be about Peruvian Mummies. We then discussed the Andes and that turned into a discussion of the Mayan Doomsday Calendar which predicts the end of the world on January 22, 2012. So we did a little ciphering and decided the world would end just about the time he gets the restrictions off of his driver's license.

And now we know the catalyst that will lead to the destruction of the world. My son driving.


Nina said...

Loved Tropic Thunder.

"Never go full retard."

Cris said...

RD Jr was fantastic in that but I was shocked at the end. I KNEW Tom Cruise was in that stupid flick and still I did not recognize him until the final scene. I kept thinking it was some Chris Elliott wannabe. DUH!!