Monday, June 30, 2008

Summer Fun . . .

Summer is definitely here, although it's been cool enough so far. Last week the yard was full of butterflies, and we never could figure out what had attracted them to our yard. But really, who cares? We just enjoyed watching them explore with delicate grace.


Last night we went to see the new Indiana Jones movie. (I guess it's not so new any more!) It was fun, and we were impressed with all the 1950s scene-setting at the beginning. There were more than a few thrilling moments, but we came away ever so slightly disappointed.
After we talked it over thoroughly, we came up with three things we thought weren't quite right about the movie: Cate Blanchett didn't make a convincing villain – she was more like a cartoon character, specifically Natasha from the old Rocky and Bullwinkle show. And trying to figure out a mystery involving space visitors, even the inter-space kind, is not quite the same as outsmarting the Nazis. Finally, we missed the sweeping John Williams music that defined the atmosphere of the other Indy movies – the old theme music was still there, but somehow muted for most of the movie, and if there was any new music it didn't make much of an impression on us.
Still it was fun to go along for the ride, and there were enough tense, exciting moments to keep me on the edge of my seat (although I couldn't watch the snake scene.) I loved the way they used Indy's hat, and I loved the kid!
And – we were there in time to see all 87 trailers for coming attractions . . .anyone want to go see the new Mummy movie?


Christina said...

oh my husband is all about a new mummy movie. when he wants to de-stress at night he sits in his recliner and watches the mummy or star wars.

Holly said...

It looks like a thriller! I'm not sure about the de-stressing part -- just the preview kept me on the edge of my seat!