I am not a big movie-watcher. I like movies, but I’d rather curl up with a good book. But watching movies together is my husband’s idea of good together-time, his love language. So, I watch a few movies that would never have been in my personal watch list.
One we recently watched is from 1982, a movie I don’t think I had even heard of as a teenager, but it was a big movie for my husband. Tron is about computers and video games – of course it was huge for him. Well, there is a sequel coming out this summer and he keeps showing me the trailer – a sure sign that I will be watching the movie with him at some time in the future. I mentioned that it would probably be a good thing to see the original before we see the sequel so I’ll have some clue what’s going on. That’s all it took, he bought Tron the next day.
I have to admit, it was pretty good. I had no clue Bruce Boxleitner had been in movies before the tv series Scarecrow and Mrs. King (which my husband had never heard of – how did he miss such quality tv programming? 🙂 It was also interesting to hear that Jeff Bridges spoke without a speech impediment at all. The effects were old (it was 1982) but not too cheesy. The plot was pretty interesting for what it was. So, now I’m ready to see Tron Legacy.
The other movie I watched recently was The Hurt Locker. It came out in 2008 and won awards in 2009. It’s about an elite Army bomb squad in Iraq. I think it was fantastic in showing the stress and intensity, being surrounded by people and not knowing who you can trust. And dealing with explosives, IEDs, and bombs all the time. It was powerful and tough to watch.
Movies I need to watch. I borrowed a copy of Pride and Prejudice that I need to make time to watch. I also have a copy of another movie from the 1980’s, Between Two Women with Farrah Fawcett and Colleen Dewhurst (woman and mother-in-law) who have a changing relationship as the mother-in-law gets ill and dies (oops, spoiler). I remember Farrah Fawcett is a runner in the movie and it ends with her running. My husband picked up a copy for me but I haven’t made time to watch it yet.