Monday, December 29, 2008

Boy movies

I don't know why I keep allowing it to happen but I keep going to see movies that I don't really want to see and I come out of them feeling extremely unsatisfied, grumpy and sleepy. Why do I subject myself to them? Most of the time, it's in the name of couple time and date night. I do it because I want to spend time with Packrat, who wants to see these movies. I do it because if I didn't, we'd be at home in front of our computers not talking to one another. One might ask how much talking gets done at the movies, but well, at least there's closer proximity, snuggling, the occasional jibe and giggle and the drive back and forth.

I'm sure there were others before it, but first there was James Bond. I think there was Dark Knight before that and that other one, the one that made me indignant and angry at Afghan men as a race... Iron Man, that's right and well, last night there was Zack and Miri make a Porno. While it didn't make me want to kill myself like Bond did, it did make me keep giving Packrat evil glances that he could feel even though it was dark and he couldn't quite see me. I think it coincided with every bad/ sex- related/ physical-American Pie/ poop type jokes. I had a bad feeling about the movie the minute I stepped into the cinema because of the primarily male audience.

By the end of the movie, I had taken a nap, counted about 5 chick flick movies that I could force Packrat to go to in exchange for the 2 hours +++ (+++ for all the other boy movies that I've watched in the last year), thought about going shopping and having had time to feel guilty about it as well and bemoan the dearth of chick movies once again.

I think increasingly, with my lack of energy and time, I'm less tolerant of movies that don't do anything for me and I'm sorry to say and shallow as it sounds, these movies don't do anything for me. I notice with mild but increasing panic that the repertoire of movies that I have tolerance for is becoming smaller and smaller. This is not to say that only chick flicks do it for me but something of it really has to appeal to me on some level and boy movies really just don't have anything that appeals to me.

I am not a boy. I am a girl. And I WANT TO WATCH GIRL MOVIES!

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Ondine tossed this thought in at 07:40

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At 9:05 am Blogger Tym said...

I liked The Dark Knight --- a lot! Probably the best mainstream movie I saw this year.

At 6:23 am Blogger Slacker said...

Watch House Bunny!

Utter chick flick involving a Playboy girl. :)


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