There have been a few movies I’ve wanted to see this year. None all that badly. With the exception of Harry Potter, for the most part, I didn’t feel a strong need to see them at the theater. Just for the fun of Girl’s Night out I splurged on Magic Mike. Because if anyone needed some stress-free, mindless guy watching, it’s me. 🙂
I have this elaborate ranking system to determine if a movie is first-run theater worthy (matinee of course unless it’s a date), IMAX, $2.00 theater worthy, Redbox and finally Netflix or Hulu. The one movie that I truly felt I had to see at a theater was The Dark Knight Rises.
When all the IMAX tickets except the 8 a.m. show were sold out, I prepared to prepurchase tickets from the regular theater. And then, the Aurora, Colorado massacre happened. I still haven’t gone to see my favorite superhero’s movie, yet. It makes me mad that some lunatic made me hesitate. Ruined the anticipation and excitement of seeing the end of the trilogy. I don’t like that for now I’m letting that nutcase win.
While Republicans ridiculously keep trying to turn back the clock on women’s health and rights, and the Democrats sit on their hands scared to truly make a stand, the cracks in the health of our country keep widening. Instead of trying to run Planned Parenthood out of business, some true thought out to be put into how to fix the mental health care system in America. Trying to get adult children committed to a mental health facility, if one is available, is truly difficult.
Oh, and let’s get real about gun laws. Can someone tell me why Joe Citizen needs an assault weapon in their home or on their person? I just want to hear one legitimate reason why that is needed. Until then, the federal and state governments need to stop being romanced by the NRA while the NRA screws the rest of us. That combination of mental illness unchecked and easy access to as many guns and ammunition as you can afford is scary and completely unnecessary.
Our government simply needs to get it together and start working together. In the meantime, I plan on seeing The Dark Knight Rises as planned at my local theater soon. Can’t let bad win.