Sometimes I like to go to movies by myself. I think that I wrote about this several years ago, believe it or not. So, last Friday, when I was feeling especially thrashed and needing an outlet, I decided to go to a movie.
But I decided to see if anyone wanted to go with me, first.
So, on Thursday, I tried to call my daughter, Brinna, to see if she would meet and go with me. The new X-Men movie was opening and since we had enjoyed the others, I thought that it was right up her alley. And there were many reasons to see it, so I thought that she would want to go. Besides, she could spend time with moi, and what could be more fun, right?
Well, she said that she had a gig that next day, Friday.
Me: What time?
Her: Well.....er.......ah.......its early this week.
Me: Well, I am planning on going, at, like, 11:30 a.m., as I have to be back for Aydan's bus at 2:50 p.m.
Her: Oh, yeah......well......I have to be there at 5:00.....
Me: Uh, huh.......(I'm thinking, yeah---and that gives you at least 3 hours to get there!)
Well, where is it?
Her: Ummmm,......well,........I'm not sure, but I think that its far away.....
Me: Ok. Well, maybe another time.
WHA? Yeah, I thought, whatever. Obviously didn't want to get out of bed before noon and drive for an hour to meet her Mum for some great conversation, snacks and hot bodies on the screen.
So, I called my son, Clayton. He has also gone with me to all the X-Men movies.
Me: Do you want to go to X-Men with me? It is opening tomorrow.
He: Oh---wow----what time?
Me: Well, I have to go during the day----before noon, so I can get some other things done before Aydan gets home.
He: Oh.......well, I don't think that I can.
He: Well, I have school now, Mom. (like----duh, Mom!)
Me: Oh, ok----so you can't skip that class, huh?
He: (laughing a bit) Mom, you aren't supposed to say that! I'm trying to get everything done in the next two weeks, because we have finals coming up!
Me: Ok, never mind.....
So, long story short, I went by myself.
I thought that I deserved it.
I know that I deserved it.
I got hot buttered popcorn, Twizzlers, and a diet coke/coke mix. (only because they didn't have Pepsi---acckkk)
And by dang, I really dug this film! Yes, it was a far cry from my foreign and independent films----(of which are about the only films that I see) full of special effects and pretty good acting----nothing spectacular, but I enjoyed it immensely!
And it was all because of this guy. Maybe you recognize him. He's a song and dance man.
From Australia. BLOODY good looking and man, has he worked out for this film.
You know.......in the physical sort of way.
I couldn't stop smiling. Of course, I am looking at his human form from an artist's point of view.
Totally admiring the bone structure and ah.....muscle mass.
The other guy in the film is pretty awesome too. Liev Schreiber.
But nothing like Hugh Jackman. I mean, the BODY on that guy!! Do you remember seeing Brad Pitt, in Fight Club? (that's the ONLY reason I saw the DVD, by the way) Well, that so far was the most chiseled body that I had ever seen, but this one-----well, it ain't bad.
So, I recommend the movie. Lots of fun, some special effects, and some wicked good fight scenes, but I would even recommend it as a chick flick. What?....you might say.
Yes, trust me. There are definitely parts that will be appreciated just by the ladies.....and the guys just won't understand when you let out a few oooh's and aaah's.
I mean, we are only human, after all. "Artistic" humans, that is.
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