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*

I. II.
Villains Kick-Ass
Catwoman Freaks
Jennifer's Body Sweeney Todd
Van Helsing The Spiderwick Chronicles
Year One All Hallows Eve
Zombieland Hercules
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
Deadpool Deadpool 2
The Princess Bride The Mask
50/50 Kick-Ass 2
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.

Godspeed.

C. W.

*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.)