To Watch and Watch and Watch and....
A few days ago, for no particular reason, R. and I watched ALL 3 Divergent movies. In order. Without skipping around (I usually skip around when I watch movies; whether I've seen them before or not unless the movie is somehow TOO GOOD to skip (which is exceedingly rare)) and without any breaks in between.
It was a horrible (awful, excruciating, agonizing, soul-destroying) experience and unless I am binge watching the LOTR trilogy again I will NEVER do something like this (again!). Well, there might be exceptions in the future, but they will be VERY rare and sporadic and I will take appropriate breaks and skip around (just a little bit) when absolutely necessary.
We started watching around 6:30PM (Friday, July 16th) and finished around 12:48am (Saturday, July 17th). In the beginning, R. and I joked around and “enjoyed” the silliness of it all, but by the time the opening credits of the 3rd movie came around I wanted to jump into the deepest hole on planet Earth and nap until a pack of wild animals devoured me alive.
But why, you might ask? Why would we—would I—put myself/ourselves through such a torturous endeavor without putting up a fight?
Well, it all goes back to the COVID vaccine and me being “sick” for two weeks because of it. During that time I had very little energy/desire to do anything, so I did what any rational person would do: I read books and watched movies all day long.
In no particular order here are all of the movies I watched ALONE and with R. beginning June 15th and ending July 15th*
|Jennifer's Body||Sweeney Todd|
|Van Helsing||The Spiderwick Chronicles|
|Year One||All Hallows Eve|
|Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift||Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian|
|Pretty Woman||Harry Potter #4|
|Harry Potter #5||Stardust|
|Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting||Shrek|
|Shrek #2||Shrek #3|
|Fun with Dick & Jane||The 7th Day|
|The Princess Bride||The Mask|
|Picture This||A Million Ways to Die in the West|
|Pride & Prejudice||Maleficent 2|
|George of the Jungle||Holes|
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid||Diary of a Wimpy Kid #2|
|The Tourist||House of the Witch|
|Gunpowder Milkshake||Vampire Academy|
|Enola Holmes||Atomic Blonde|
|Queen of the Damned||Snow White|
|Sleeping Beauty||John Wick|
|John Wick #2||John Wick #3|
FIFTY. I watched FIFTY movies in the span of a month. If that isn't crazy (for a normal person) then I don't know what it. Well, I do; but you get what I mean.
Perhaps if I had spent less time watching movies and more time writing SNAB would be updated more often.
*R. and I have made it a habit to watch one movie together (or sometimes two or three) a night and as of writing this post we have not broken our new ritual. As I write this we are currently watching the 2015 live-action Cinderella.)