It was just as we expected, a carefree romp with engaging and funny characters, lots of unbelieveable action scenes involving almost every mode of transportation, and fun hand-to-hand fighting amongst Angels and villians. It was lots of silliness, dished out in generous proportions.
We chowed down at The Olive Garden afterwards, with no guilt since it was Howie’s and my planned weekly treat day. I savored the salad, breadsticks and chicken alfredo with great relish….And, oh, those Sicilian Sangrias are good.
Since our movie appetite was just whetted, our happy trio went to Video Varieties and picked up several movies. It’s just a local store wtih two locations, and their shelving system for movies is something we have yet to master. However, they’re locally owned and friendly, and they have a “5-days for 5-dollars” deal on everything except the very newest releases, so it’s a great deal.
We watched How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and, ummmm, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. (I had to strain to remember the second one! Our occasional movie marathons are kind of like binging and purging; we binge on the movies, one after another, and our minds are purged of many details).
We really liked both. I’ve too many scenes and facts floating around in my head to be able to comment on either with much clarity, however. I will say that the latter really made me think about my own mom, and about the struggles she must have gone through as a child and young-adult; it was a movie that reminded me that there’s a lot I don’t know about her, and much I should learn.
I’m glad for the 5-day rental on these, because I don’t want to just gobble down the four others we have waiting in the wings:
I’m particularly looking forward to Dahmer and Girl, Interrupted because I love books and movies which peel back the human psyche; it’s fascinating to me how upbringing and life situations shape people, and how differently people deal with and emerge from similar circumstances.