Monday, May 25, 2009

What Would Buffy Do?

My Dad is home from the hospital. I'm not sure he's really well yet, but the doctor insisted he should go home, however we're going to see a specialist he was referred to at the soonest appointment available.


Meanwhile, I have a pondering post. Can you believe it???!! I'm actually thinking about something introspective and reflective (sort of)! I'm so excited! I kind of feel like the old, thinky-too-much me. Must be the bubble bath and two and a half glasses of wine :)

Anyway....Here's my thought. I'm watching a seemingly cool movie. The Abyss, which was made in 1989 according to my Tivo menu, but I'm just now seeing it for the first time, because in 1989 I was probably dancing and partying and running around with some loser guitar player.

So anyway...I'm really digging this movie. I don't know if it's the military aspect of it, the danger, or the tough chick played by Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, or what, but I really like it. It's been a long time since I've randomly found a flick and got excited about it.

Or maybe it's the wine and the relief of being able to take a bubble bath and lounge on my sofa for the evening...

But you know?....I think it's the tough chick thing. Most of the movies I like, or most of the TV series I like, have a kick-ass, tough, leader type of female lead in them. Think Linda Hamilton in Terminator II, Sigourney Weaver in Alien, Demi Moore in G.I. Jane, or Jodie Foster, or Holly Hunter... Those are some of my most favorite actresses. And don't even get me started on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, because I was obsessed with the Buffy series, and if you haven't really watched it and followed the plot, then you have no idea of the underlying themes of redemption, duty, honor, and responsibility that it was all about. The Buffy series is nothing like the movie.

I'm not much into the stereotypical chick flicks. Give me an action flick with bombs, wars, fighting, and raining bullets anytime. I was surprisingly in love with the Sex and the City movie, when I finally watched it on Tivo one night, but I never would have seen it in the theater or anything. I had no desire. It seemed so typically shallow. But when I watched it because there was nothing else on one Saturday, I found myself truly relating and loving it.

So...I just wanted to tell you that I'm really liking this Abyss movie.

Ok, I have to take the TV off pause now and finish my current glass of wine too.

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