I have one question….
Have you been to the movies lately?
Goose & I make a point of having a date night each week. We usually go out for dinner or grab something quick and catch a movie at the local theatre. For a while last year it was going well. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our time alone.
Then one night we arrived at the theatre and there was only one movie playing. We usually get to choose between two of them. So we took a chance, as we had nothing else to do with our evening.
We spent more time looking at each other wondering if the other was going to be sick or not. The only laughs were at the end when we both blurted out at the same time, ‘Well there’s 2 hours of my life I’ll never get back!’
In the past year, we’ve seen probably 20-30 movies (rentals, theatres, drive-in) and I can honestly say I can count on one hand how many I actually said, ‘Wow! that was good!’
There was one movie that was so bad, we ended up entertaining ourselves by making fun of it. Quietly of course, we were in the theatre after all.
What is happening? Are the movie people truly running out of ideas? Shouldn’t they maybe stop doing it instead of continuing to put out ‘crap’? We tend now to stay home and watch movies from our DVD collection, which include our favorites from the last 20-40 years. How many times have we said, ‘They just don’t make movies like they used to.’ ?
Once in a while they do try to re-make a movie…but that is very tricky. Like trying to change Grandma’s apple pie recipe to update it. It might be better, but not likely and you’ll just piss Grandma off.
Maybe some new ideas will come, but it seems like they’ve made a movie about pretty much everything you can think of…from time-travelling aliens, baseball legends and the first woman of drag racing to a man that controls his life with a remote control and a group of high school boys that make a pact to lose their virginity before graduation.
Will something new come out? Something fresh that will knock the popcorn out of our laps? Who knows….
The fact is…we live in smalltown Canada….with not alot of options for date nights. Eating out. Bowling. Movies.
That seems to cover it all.
So for now….we’ll keep giving the movie industry a chance. It gives us a night out of the house. No kids, no dogs, telephones. And who doesn’t like buttery theatre popcorn?