Friday, June 13, 2008

I've just returned from seeing the new Indiana Jones movie.

My theory is this - if you are a fan of Indy - you will see this movie regardless of what the critics suggest or, what my humble synopsis of this movie will be.

I've mixed feelings about it, but in the end I have to say that I just love Indiana Jones. *side note - bright light of an ex thought this movie might be appropriate for a 4 year old and 6 year old to see... this clearly explains that people should require a license prior to being allowed to parent...* I have to admit that second I heard the song - It reminded me of that feeling I had when I watched the first three films. You know, that urge to seek out adventure, travel to far off places to unravel riddles and solve puzzles, overcome fears of creepy crawlies and have a romantic encounter (but of course, that encounter would be with my own man of adventure; Spartan - he'd be one hell of a sexy Indiana Jones *pause for fantasy*) while beating away evil and coming out victorious.

It was, predictable and the plot line was kind of silly - but that is what makes it Indiana Jones after all. It's not like Raiders of the Lost Ark had an anymore believable story line in a way... I won't spoil it. There was a fantastic line at the end that went something like this, "How much of our lives are wasted waiting." Too true.

I did also recently see Prince Caspian and the Chronicles of Narnia - and I must admit that I feared that even this might be too old for my kids, but in the end I opted to take them to it and they both rather enjoyed it. I loved it. I especially loved this song. I've been playing it over and over again for days.

Movies. The way to lose yourself for a few hours and go somewhere entirely different. Sometimes that is just what you need and is why I love them so very much.

Now, there is a huge thunder storm rumbling around my house and I am sipping a delightfully strong rum and pineapple juice. I think it might be prudent to turn off the computer *gasp* until it passes and pay full attention to this delightful beverage... and daydream about... well you can all imagine who ;-)

17 comments:

Mr Pineapples said...

Been waiting for you to make me laugh......been waiting absolutely ages......

Mr Pineapples said...

still waiting

elizabeth said...

Well, perhaps you should seek out your laughter somewhere other than here? (You did make me laugh though)

elizabeth said...

still laughing

Mr Pineapples said...

Liz....(can I call you "Liz"?).

Your response - was tough minded, canny and erudite.

Keep working on those jokes.

B.E. Earl said...

You were daydreaming about Slyde, right?

elizabeth said...

Mr. Pinapples - why thank you... less jokes and more making fun of myself to be found around these parts - but you are welcome to stick around ;-)

earl - no. You.

elizabeth said...

In a wizard costume...

Debs said...

I haven't been to the cinema for a while but want to go an see SATC before they stop showing it, so had better get a move on.

I wish we could have a thunderstorm sometime soon, I love them.

Dx

badgerdaddy said...

Bloody bugger. Looks like my live bookmark thing isn't working for your blog - I kept checking the thing and it kept saying there were no updates, then I come over and there's shitloads of new stuff...

Gah.

I'm glad you had a lovely holiday. How long until you crazy kids live closer to each other?

badgerdaddy said...

PS: I thought the new Indiana Jones was shite - it made Temple of Doom look good.

elizabeth said...

debs - we have enough thunder bumpers to share... just another last night. Quite the storm.

badger!!! Missed you! How long till we live closer? Well, hopefully not too long. Bit complicated, what with jobs and kids yadda yadda. We're working on it.

It looks like they may have set it up for Shia LeBouf (sp?) to continue? Waiting and seeing. He wasn't half bad.

Slyde said...

funny you should mention the wizard costume... i think that picture will be seeing the light of day quite soon...

Tamara said...

Shia rocks. Watched Disturbia last night. As for Indy... Not so much. I have a feeling that hubby won't leave me much choice in whether or not I watch the movie. Sigh. At least it will make good blog fodder.

XUE said...

we watched Indiana Jones & Prince Caspian all in one weekend ! Love them both! love the animated graphics on yr blog too!

elizabeth said...

slyde - you are a terrible tease

tamara - haven't seen disturbia yet... you'll have to let me know what you thought of the movie once you've been forced to go ;-)

xue - thanks - you should get one too (www.meez.com) fun ;-)

badgerdaddy said...

Disturbia's good fun. Silly, but good fun.