So this afternoon, the husband comes in dog tired and asks me what I want to do tonight. For Valentine’s Day … like we ever do much on Valentine’s Day. Actually, we never do anything on Valentine’s Day.
So I get online and pull up our local cinema and see what is playing. American Sniper … seen it. Paddington … umm, no. Sponge Bob … umm HELLNO. One, two, no … make that three sci-fi ‘thrillers’ … wtf is that all about anyway? Oh … and then there’s J Lo and her bootylicious, cougar drama … hmmm. Fifty Shades it is. This is freakin’ Valentine’s Day and there’s not one Nicholas Sparks film out? Hollywood really left us lovers very little choice then didn’t they?
First of all, I don’t get the looks we got when we were getting our tickets. Like … yeah, I’m watching a movie for grown ups … with real naked grown ups IN it too! Go watch sponge bob surf already. Sheesh. I really wanted to pop some people in the mouth for rolling their eyes at us. I mean my hand was actually twitching.
Having read the books … and the fan fiction before it was the books, I know exactly what this movie is about and I was really anxious. Every time I’ve read a book that gets made into a film, I worry that it’s not going to live up to the book. I worry that people will judge it too harshly. I mean, the book had one author. The movie has a cast of many. I guess I just don’t want anyone’s feelings getting hurt.
I was surprised that there was as much comedic moments throughout the movie. I really didn’t expect it and it really lightened the mood. Did I mention that my husband started looking at me weirdly from the get go; that whole ‘is this the stuff you sit online and read all the time?’. So there I sat, worried that he would grill me all the way home from the cinema.
By the time it was over … which was way too soon in my opinion, he was really into it. I figured the movie would be in thirds as the books were, but yes, like a fool I still held out hope that it would be one long 8 hour film. LOL
I am pretty sure that I could recognize Dakota Johnson’s nipples anywhere. In the dark even. They should get top billing they’re on the screen so much. I can only wish that I had gotten so familiar with Jamie Dornan’s tackle as I felt with Dakota’s naked body. People are calling it porn. It isn’t porn. There was no penetration. Well there actually was, but they didn’t show the penetration … therefore it is NOT porn. It’s just another film for grownups for a change which has nudity and grown up topics in it and absolutely no out of water sponges or stupid starfish to mention whatsoever.
So we’re in the truck shivering because it’s 15 degrees … not because we’re all worked up over the movie. I knew how the movie would end. I read the book. The husband was really upset that it ended when it did. He wants to know what happens next. Hell, so do I! He asks me if he has to come back to another movie to see what happens … I said, ‘no’. ‘You have to come back and watch two more movies to see what happens.”
The look on his face. LOL
So the movie was great. I really hope they keep the same cast for the next two. I can’t stand when a movie with more than one part is recast and then it just ruins it. Like the new Victoria in Twilight. What was wrong with the first Victoria? Nothing. See?
Anyway, the downside to my night was the guy sitting beside me. He was a real catch. Had his lucky lady with him too. He was a mouth breather. He breathed … too much in my opinion.
Oh…and he had beer and nachos right before the movie. Blechhh!
Happy Valentine’s Everyone!