Monday, November 17, 2014
LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU
Folks, I got to tell you that as sure as my name is Miss Fanny Mae Collier, it will be a long time before I go to a movie with a teenager or young adult again. My friend’s granddaughter, Tina, had a birthday a little while ago and I offered dinner and a movie as her present. Of course, I let her pick the movie. She chose something called Interstellar.
There I sat, watching Earth turn into a giant dust bunny, while the hero flies off in a spaceship to save the world. He’s supposed to find another planet for humans to migrate to. So this guy flies through worms--a hole full of worms -- or whatever, nearly drowns on a planet full of water, nearly freezes on another planet and jumps into a black hole just to end up... Hell, I don’t know! All I can say is that by this time I was too through with this movie! I didn’t get it and the theater had the music so loud, I couldn’t hear half of what they were saying. Not that it would have mattered.
Tina is a bright girl and she’s into science and space and all that. For my money, I’d rather have enjoyable entertainment that doesn’t require a PhD to figure it out. My advice to you blog readers is that you would be better off going to see the play that me and my nutty daughter-in-law, Hattie were in. It’s called Stakeout and it was funny, even if I say so myself. Plus it had some touching moments between me and Hattie.
If the play is not being performed near you, then buy a copy of our latest adventure, Something’s Wrong with Miss Zelda. Soon we’ll have a new book called Whose Knife is it Anyway? Both books are delightful--again, even if I have to say so myself-- and at the end you won’t sit scratching your head and wondering what happened.