Sunday, September 27, 2009



Wallace and Grommit

For some reason these 2 movies have been fan favorites in my house of late. Friday night at our house is movie night. Tater and I snuggle up on the couch and watch some sort of movie that she wants to watch, and we eat popcorn (well, she does, as it is not worth the week of pulling hulls out of my braces that would later ensue), and just generally hang out.

While Barnyard has some good messages in it. i.e. "A Strong man stands up for himself, a stronger man stands up for others." Oh yes, Tater, has repeated that line for weeks. Wallace and Grommit really has no redeeming qualities to it.

On Friday, I put my foot down, either of the above were going to be watched this week in our house. So, we went through the other movies we had. Tater's choice for friday night movie night, "Breakfast at Tiffany's" SCORE ONE FOR MOM! A movie that I can tolerate, its not animated, nothing.

On the upside, she says she likes it, on the other upside, she was asleep before it was over. Do I think she enjoyed it, eh. who cares, she says she does.

Did I enjoy it. Of course, do I enjoy it as much as the book. NOPE. No movie ever invented, is as good as the book that preceded it. Its a sad reality, that has caused me many many disappointing trips to the movie theater. I will get all excited because I loved the book, only to watch the movie, and have it suck the life out of a good book.

Now, if you start with the movie and then read the book, does it stop the life suckage, I don't know, because I don't think I have ever done it in that order.


  1. I watched Twilight before reading the book. I think I definitely liked the movie better because I hadn't read the book yet. I'm a little nervous to see the next one, because I've already read the whole series, and New Moon was definitely my favorite book. We'll see how that turns out :)

  2. I watched The Lord of the Rings (the first part) first, I started reading the book because of it. Liked the movie, still do, even though now I know how many things they had to leave out.

    You should try it in that order ;-).