Saturday, September 6, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Cold Shoulders

In an effort to provide my kids just a touch of historical pop culture, we rented Raiders of the Lost Ark for family movie night. There are so many allusions to this flick in movies and video games and TV shows that it's simply a must-see.

Unfortunately, this cinematic experience didn't appeal to my pre-teen girls the way it did to me as a 13-year old boy. Too much action. Too much adventure. Too much violence. Too many dead bodies and snakes and spiders.

Clearly the other three Indy movies need to come off the schedule, and my plans for a James Bond movie marathon have been abandoned completely.

Sometimes I think it would be nice if I didn't have the only Y-chromosome in the family. I mean, the only other male around is Tucker the cat, and he's not even allowed in the house.

2 comments:

Marri said...

The next time you are up this way, you will have to borrow Dallin and Camaron and do a Y chromosome movie marathon.
We rented the old Superman movie several months ago since it was such a "fabulous" movie when we watched it the first time in the theater. The kids thought it was cheesy and although they endured it, I fell asleep right in the middle. Try "The Computer Who Wore Tennis Shoes".
Marri

Stephanie Humphreys said...

My son always complains about there being too many girls in our house. We watch Indiana Jones with him, but he has to endure the odd chick flick as well. Should serve him well when he starts dating and gets married.