I am so stingy when it comes to my weekly dates with my husband. We are getting set to have our 19th anniversary in a month or so, and we need these dates now more than ever. Lucky for us we have babysitting daughters 🙂 If we had to pay a sitter AND pay for the date, you can be sure we wouldn’t be going out as much.
Anyhow, last weekend we went out and saw Harry Potter. That was an excellent movie. I love them all, some more than others, but this one ranks near the top, for sure. I am an avid reader, but for some reason I have never cracked open a Harry Potter book. Before you start throwing rotten tomatoes at your computer, please know that they are on my “list” of things to read. It may take me a while to work my way down my list, but I’ll get to them eventually.
This past Saturday we went to see “Cowboys and Aliens”. I had low expectations for this one, but it exceeded those expectations for sure. I really, really enjoyed it. I was a little worried because in one of the commercials a woman was shown walking nude in front of a fire. The commercial doesn’t show much, but the implications are there. I didn’t really know how far the nudity went in that scene. If there was a chance of nudity I didn’t want to see the move.
Enter: www.kids-in-mind.com . This is a site designed to let parents know exactly what is in a move. And I mean everything!!!
I looked up the movie, read what was going on in the scene, and was able to make a decision based on what I read. I felt that, based on the description, what was shown in the commercial was as far as it went. So we decided to see it, and what I read proved to be accurate.
The concept of the movie is exactly as the name implies: Cowboys versus Aliens. It sounds dumb, but I liked it. What does that say about me? Never mind, don’t answer that.
I have always found it odd that aliens never seemed to bother the Old West. You hear about ghost towns and ghost stories, but alien stories? Never. Did the aliens hate cowboys? Were they waiting for our race to develop some of our planet’s natural resources before they made an appearance so that they wouldn’t have as much work to do? Maybe.
As far as making a movie about it, “The Aurora Encounter” is the only other movie I can think that is similar.
Anyways, get yourself a sitter, and take your husband out this weekend. It was funny, touching (a little), and scary. There were no “Oscar” moments in it, but the acting was pretty good. Except the stupid son of Harrison Ford’s character. He was totally dumb. But some of the funniest moments involved him, so I guess he was necessary.
Warning: There is “cowboy language” in it. Lots. But you can read all about that on the “kids” website.
I don’t use that kind of language.
Debra is super talented, an awesome mom and very funny. In her words, “I am a mentally and physically exhausted mother of five (six if you count Curtis), caretaker of too many pets, piano teacher to the most amazing students, and always a day behind on the dishes. Where are those dish fairies when I need them?” She blogs over at Curtis Fan Club.