Last night, Doug, Tommy and I went to see Cloverfield with LissaKay and Rich. I knew what to expect going in and I am not a scary movie fan, so I liked it and I didn’t like it. I know everyone else loooves the way it ends, but I didn’t. I am still processing the whole terrorism symbolism and 9/11 references. I can’t hate a movie that sparks a flame in the burning embers of our collective subconscious. Much more effective than the government’s pro-war sponsored movies. You know who really disliked Cloverfield? Tommy. I don’t know if it was the shaky camera, the loud sounds of destruction or the tension of anticipating the next attack that unsettled Tommy. Tommy left the theater for a break, came back and finally, left and stayed out. I went looking for him and ended up calling his cell phone because he was nowhere to be found. He was hiding in a bathroom stall. No more scary movies for Tommy. Also, I don’t want to give anything away, but there is nothing creepier than camel crickets. Ick, ick, ick.
The last movie we saw with Lissa and Rich was Sweeney Todd. I think it’s time to break this pattern of movies in which everyone dies. Don’t they make funny movies any more? Upcoming movie thoughts:
Eager to see – Star Trek, The Savages, Horton Hears a Who, Prince Caspian
Haven’t decided if theater or DVD – The Spiderwick Chronicles, Charlie Bartlett, Indiana Jones 4, Hancock
Wait for DVD – Iron Man, Leatherheads, Mummy 4, anything with Will Ferrell
No way – The Eye, One Missed Call, HellBoy 2, In the Name of the King, First Sunday, The Orphanage, There Will Be Blood, The Ruins, Funny Games, The Game Plan, Untraceable, Rambo, Meet the Spartans, 10,000 BC, anything with a professional athlete turned actor