Monday, April 16, 2007

A Pet Peeve... And A Commercial (Of Sorts)

Okay, some people probably believe I'm not allowed to have pet peeves (being the chirpy, Miss Pollyanna type), but I'm going to share one anyway.

One of my (silly and none of my business) pet peeves is when people pay good money at a theater to watch a bad movie they didn't read about ahead of time... and then complain about the movie to the rest of us.

There, I said it.

In today's world, I wouldn't think of traveling to view a movie I'd not checked-out online ahead of time. Well, certainly not one with a rating higher than PG, anyway. I mean, years ago I felt all bad-moody because Tom didn't feel like driving me over to the old-fashioned, $3 a seat, whisk-you-back-in-time theater(sometimes I just crave that cozy-darkened-theater experience), so I drove there alone, which I normally enjoy doing, given the right corresponding mood. I chose Runaway Bride, but while I sat with my M&M's waiting for it to begin, the thought struck me, "Hey! This may turn out to be sleazy. I didn't read a word about it."

But, alas, I loved every minute.... dragged Tom to see it nights later (he loved it, but don't tell him I told you).... and bought the dvd which I've nearly worn tracking holes through.

But, as I said, (and as a rule) I never do that.

No, before we travel to see any movie I check with my favorite movie reviewer. As with other reviewers, he shares his opinions about movies, yes, but he also lists more specific information. Such as, exactly how many (and which) 'naughty words' you will hear.... how many and what sort of, uhm, naughty things you will see... even how often anyone drank liquor or smoked or advocated what the Bible does not advocate. He lists those things and then lets you decide for yourself if you want to brave the weather, head over to the theater and hand your money to the cashier.

I like that.

So there you have it, one of my pet peeves. And you also have my explanation of why, most likely, you'll never hear me moaning in this blog about the sleazy, stupid movie I walked out of over the weekend. It just ain't gonna happen.


"Get wisdom, get understanding..." ... Proverbs 4:5

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