Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Another Movie I'll Never Have To Watch Again

Right along side of Million Dollar Baby… we have World Trade Center. Two movies that you should see once and only once.

There were 11 separate occasions where I had tears streaming down my face. Now, I know this wouldn't be true of the average person. I think the average might be three. Maybe four. But, well, me and crying are like the bestest of pals, so… eleven. And I say separate because there were tears, they stopped, and then there were more. And when I say tears, I mean more than one – and not just getting all misty eyed because then we're talking more.

Now that I've made that statement… probably at least half (maybe more) were because of good things. I was like, smiling and laughing and crying all at the same time. So – way better than Million Dollar Baby tears (by far), if we're keeping track of emotions.

It was a good movie. Not the best movie, but worth seeing. And it doesn't need to be on the big screen, you can rent this one. The movie wasn't about the effects and the most spectacular scenes involving the buildings falling are the ones we all saw that day on TV. Everyone in the movie is doing exactly what we all did – they're glued to the set - and you see a lot of grainy TVs.

I'd like to take this moment to say that I loved the Marine. And if you know any Marines, you will love the Marine too. He also has the best line in the movie.

Maggie Gyllenhaal looked a whole lot like Rachel Ray in this movie. I'm not sure why, but I had that thought twice throughout the film's run so it must be true. Maria Bello looked way older than I thought she was, but as it turns out, she's 39. Who knew? Nick Cage was, indeed, covered in ruble most of the movie. So many times I wished I could brush the dust and dirt caked on his face away for him. So, turns out, he wasn't as annoying as I imagined he would be and I actually cared about him. But Michael Peña was the star of this movie. He was really brilliant. I see many good things for him in the future. (PS – If you don't know him, he was also in Million Dollar Baby and Crash. So me saying that I see many good things for him… well, no shit, right? He's freakin' awesome. I'm by no means insightful in pointing out his wonderfulness, but I think that more people should recognize it. RECOGNIZE!)

So, in sum… see it once, cry a bunch, swoon over Michael Peña's acting abilities, and appreciate The Marines, the fire department, and the police for what they do. And always remember to tell those you love that you do indeed love them, even if you're sure they already know.

End Blog.


Kerriann said...

Who was lying on the floor as they took that picture of you? What exactly was the intent? Jake should see this picture.

Nikki said...

The picture was taken from sitting height, and the intent was to see if my camera was working since I was/am having issues with it. But don't I look insanely thin? Jake should see it. Think he reads my blog? =)

Kerriann said...

And busty.

Big Sis said...

But no.