gotta run for shelter, gotta run for shade

It’s too hot here to do much of anything! With 100 degree temps I tend to stay inside, or run for the shelter of the movie theater! We don’t go to a lot of movies but have been to two (count ’em 2) in the last 3 days. Saturday night hubby and I went with some couple friends to see the Batman movie, The Dark Knight. It is a very intense and dark movie indeed. It was a pretty good movie/plot and most of our group liked it but I felt worn out and emotionally spent by the time it was over. I was also a little disturbed by the Joker, he was very psychotic. Heath Ledger did a really good job with the character, I can see why there’s award talk for him. But I was talking to Liz about it today and wondered how it affected him playing the role. It was hard for me to watch parts of it, I turned away or held my hand in front of my eyes because I can be wimpy that way! Hubby had read in world magazine that it probably should have gotten an R rating and I think I might agree with that. He also told me our oldest son had advised someone to not take kids to it or even young teenagers unless they went with them and discussed it with them. I would say the same, not for kids or young teenagers at all.
Monday Liz and I went to see Mamma Mia! A chick flick is just my thing, but a movie musical! Be still my heart. I knew all about the plot because I’ve been wanting to see the stage version of this for quite some time. I would go see this one again I do believe but that’s because I’m a sucker for musicals. 20 year old Sophie is getting married in Greece, wants to know the identity of her real father and have him give her away. Without telling her mother she invites the 3 men who could be her dad. It features the music of ABBA. I thought Meryl Streep did a good job and looked good to boot. Again not for young kids, it’s pg-13 for some sex related comments/humor, there is a bare back side shown once and the characters don’t always have a lot of morals in these.
Liz said her boyfriend wouldn’t go with her so I was the lucky recipient of her company. I think guys don’t like the fact that everyone just breaks out into song at any given time, that’s what I actually love about musicals. All my life I wished I could be in a musical of some sort, this would have been a fun one to be in! I liked the music, loved the scenery and enjoyed my daughter’s company!
Plus it was cool inside the theater; we just won’t talk about the gas it took to get us there twice. 😆

6 Responses to ““Oh it’s too hot, too hot, lady…””

  1. Lauren@Baseballs&Bows Says:

    My friend Amberly saw Dark Knight last week, and she mentioned the same thing about that role affecting Heath Ledger.

    I probably won’t see Dark Knight, but I would love to see Mamma Mia. That’s right up my alley!

  2. jen Says:

    I thought of going to the theater to see this with my mom. I don’t know with her back out and all…we may wait for it to come out on video. I’m glad you had a good time though. It’s sticky hot here this week too. We are going to the mall to stay cool.

  3. Stacy Says:

    Fun, that’s a great way to stay cool! We saw Dark Knight also, but won’t be seeing Mamma Mia. I love the music though, maybe I need to check out the soundtrack. I saw a preview for another girl movie, called The Women I think… did you guys see that trailer? It looked pretty funny, crude maybe, but funny.

  4. Dawn Says:

    I heard the same thing about Batman. We were invited to go see it with some friends but went to see The X Files instead. Big mistake…should have gone to see Batman!

  5. Debi Says:

    100 degree temps…yuck, yuck, yuck!

  6. annie Says:

    I loved that movie, but you are so right… it wasn’t for little kids. We had Bailey and Emelia with us because I didn’t know the plot before hand and was a little uncomfortable. We are pretty picky about what we let them watch. I think the music is all they remember. It was a fun movie, I’d love to see again!

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