Tuesday Movies

Well, it certainly has been awhile since I posted on the blog.  Death can make doing the little things in life a little more difficult than usual.  But, here I am.  In the past week, I've seen two movies and both of them contain death.  I'm still recovering from the one I saw yesterday.

Okay, so what did I see?  First up was "Warm Bodies," which kind of sounds like an R rated film, but I took both of my kids to see it.  My tween daughter loved it and my son thought it was okay.  I think there was a little too much romance for his taste.  So, what's it about?  Well, we have a post-apocalyptic story line, we have zombies and we have two ill fated lovers.  I've read reviews that liken the film to a retelling of Romeo and Juliet, which I guess is possible, but it's a VERY loose interpretation at best.  One of the lovers is a zombie and his love for a girl begins to make him human again.  In other words, love can save the world.  It was cute and funny, but it's definitely a flick you can see on your very own TV and not feel like you've missed out on anything by not seeing it in the theater.  Here's the trailer...

Yesterday I saw "Django Unchained," which is definitely something you want to see on the big screen.  Like all Tarantino films, I had to watch a lot of it between splayed fingers.  The dude makes me uncomfortable, but he also writes interesting story lines and characters, so it's the price I have to pay for watching his films.  There has been much in the press about the use of the N word in this film.  Yes, it made me uncomfortable, but I think that's the point.  I realize this movie is a work of fiction, but it's about the horrors of slavery and I personally think it's important that we don't sugar coat the past to make it palatable for modern day society.  What do you think?