Sunday, January 3, 2010

"Gasp!" My dad was right.

My parents know some things.

Have you ever had that revelation? I never claimed that they didn't know anything or didn't know me (though I think there may have been a period where I could have honestly said that ... anyway). But wow, they're right!

Specifically my dad was spot on about checking out movies before you see them. He's always been strict about what we could or could not watch, something I appreciate now that I have an impressionable 2 1/2 year old. And though he couldn't tell us not to see a particular movie once we children hit the venerable age of 18, he still advised us to research the movie to find out what's in it, i.e. language, nude scenes, violence, etc.

I haven't been doing that.

And the last two movies Damm and I have seen have upset one or both of us (in case you were wondering, Avatar and District 9.). There's just not enough time for me to watch something that doesn't add positives to my/our life. I don't need to see horrifying or scary things. I might make an exception for a movie such as Schindler's List ... but by the same reasoning I should have made an exception for District 9 ... sigh.

After stopping our movie midway last night I made the decision that we're not watching any new movie without researching it first. Took me 25 years to find out what my dad already knew.


Dechion said...

I have yet to see District 9, though I did see Avatar yesterday with my father-in-law.

Over all it seemed a decent movie, assuming you could deal with the fact that the plot was essentially a remake of "Dances With Wolves" in space.

On the dad was right side of things, I finad that all the time.

Cap'n John said...

Wulfa, did you not like District 9? Or did you just find it too depressing? I haven't seen it but I want to, so if it's not too much to ask, can you provide a slightly more detailed review, please?