Slayer and I sent the kids to Grandma and Grandpa's this weekend and watched a movie. (We also may or may not have drank margaritas, but I'm not saying for sure.) We watched RED, which is that caper film about retired CIA agents starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, and Morgan Freeman. It had lots of explosions and snappy dialogue. In short, I loved it.
Over the weekend, one of my friends was complaining about having to watch "guy movies" all the time, but I'd be perfectly happy doing that. If it's a caper film, I'm there. If it's a movie in which monosyllabic action stars blow things up and then walk away in slo-mo (thereby proving that they are COOL), I'm there. If it's based on a video game, has no real plot to speak of, but looks cool, I am sadly still there. I think it's all about your expectations. I don't go into those movies thinking, "Yeah, I'm going to see some deep plot development and a profound story that will change the way I see the world." HECK TO THE NO! I go in thinking this is going to look COOL. I'm hoping the special effects team will blow me away. I'm hoping the stunt crew's going to rock the casbah.
Frankly, after the super sekrit thing I did a couple of weekends ago (which should be unveiled VERY SOON), I've decided that my other dream job would be in special effects. Speaking of that, have any of you been watching Face Off? It's one of those reality competition shows (I know, I know) for special fx guys. SO. BLEEPING. AWESOME.
Anyway. If you come to my house for movie night, you can fully expect to see monsters and explosions, or both. How about you?