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Brian’s Birthday Movie

Posted on June 13, 2012 by under Movies.    

Earlier this year Brian said that he wanted to see Prometheus for his birthday movie. Yes, so even though I took him to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, I still had to take him to the movies on the weekend of his birthday. Brian is a spoiled brat. That is all I have to say about that. At least we compromised on a 3:45 pm showing, so I didn’t have to miss my workout. Ever since I started teaching Zumba, I only get to see Amie on Sundays. I hate missing Sundays because it’s my favorite workout day. We do an hour of intense, high impact Zumba, followed by 15 minutes of gut-wrenching abs. I’m not exaggerating either. Amie’s ab workout is so tough that the times when we do just plain, ol’ crunches feel like a break.

Anyway, the compromise (attending Amie’s Sunday Zumba class at the West Central Genesis) meant having to go straight from the gym to the theater since we were coming from way out West to way East where 13th Avenue Warren is… Don’t worry. We showered at the gym. LOL.

Brian’s mom and dad joined us for the movie. It was good, but not great. The positives and negatives stemmed from the same thing. I thought it was good that the movie could stand alone, meaning you don’t really have to be familiar with the Alien movie franchise to understand what’s going on. At the same time, I don’t think there were enough references to the other movies in the series for the hardcore Alien geeks. The movie was just okay for me. Plus, how do you put someone like Charlize Theron in a movie and not show her in her underwear? That was so disappointing!

[CORRECTION] They did show her in underwear, but it was brief and they weren’t the sexy kind. LOL. [/CORRECTION]

Kidding aside, Philly D was right when he mentioned there were lots of random outbursts of emotion. I liked Noomi Rapace in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series and she did a good job in this movie, but she would have these random emotional outbursts that sometimes seemed out of place. I’m sure she was just following the director’s instructions, though. [spoiler alert] In one scene, she and her boyfriend got into an emotional conversation about her being infertile and not being able to bear children. I was like, “Is she sure that she’s not pregnant because she’s been very emotional since the beginning of the movie?” LOL. She does end up getting impregnated with this alien thing, but I won’t say any more in case you actually want to see the film. [/spoiler alert]

Anyway, Brian decided to take a vacation day today to celebrate his birthday. As if we haven’t celebrated enough already. LOL. Because I’m a fantastic wife, I took a vacation day as well to keep him company. Brian is a hardcore movie geek so, naturally, we’re going to the movies again. This time we’re going to go see Snow White and the Huntsman. Charlize happens to be in this movie also. Maybe I’ll get to see her half-naked in this one. LOL.

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