Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Blast from the Past

We've seen 2 movies in the last 2 days. I think it's got to do with the both of us feeling like we should try and spend as much time doing couple things and fun stuff as we can before the impending arrival and upheaval in our lives.

On Monday, we saw Ocean's 13 which was better than Ocean's 12 but not as good as Ocean's 11. Then, yesterday, we found out that there was a Surprise movie screening. It's always fun to go to these Surprise screenings because even though one can guess what the movie is, there is always the possibility that we get it wrong.

Anyway, the Surprise movie was Nancy Drew. We'd seen the shots for it before and thought it was just one of those teeny-bopper movies but then again, it had a little bit of a retro factor seeing that Nancy Drew was a staple in my reading diet as a kid. Strangely enough, Packrat was keen to see it as well and I thought, why not?

The both of us were pleasantly surprised and felt very nostalgic about the character. The beginning and end bits of the movie had drawings which looked like they came out of the book and they'd styled Nancy as she was in the book instead of glamming her up. So it really looked like she walked straight out of the book onto the screen and was thrown into modern day teen California. She was also the "strawberry blonde" that I remember from the book together with her boyfriend, friends, family and even the car. My only issue was that she and her boyfriend - Ned, seemed younger in the movie than she was in the book. But we got such a thrill from the in jokes referring to her real age and the mystery that she set about trying to solve. Plus the word "sleuth". No one uses that word now and of course, Nancy Drew was the one that taught it to me.

On top of that, for a teen movie, it was suitably scary and spooky and adult-ish. Granted it wasn't the cleverest plot line or mystery but the nostalgia factor made up for it. It also made me sad about Veronica Mars because she's the present day Nancy Drew and I think they're going to can the series. Why can't girl sleuths make it in today's tv world? Boo.

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