Friday, July 19

On the geek-

So Alpha and I tend to see kid movies in theatres. Kid movies are awesome; they don't have cursing, extreme violence, nudity. The best thing is we can generally agree to see a kids movie together while our taste in other movies doesn't mesh well enough to spend a bucketful of cash for two tickets and occasionally popcorn.

Not even all geeky-esque movies will have us tromp out to theatres. For instance, while we did go see 'Iron man 3' and 'Star Trek: Into Darkness' (ohmygoodnesssoamazingweevensawittwiceandpaidforourfriendstoseeitwithusbecauseitisjustthatamazing) we just weren't that enthused to see 'Man of Steel' or 'Pacific Rim.' And looking over the movies coming out soon the only movie I can say with any certainty that we'll pay full price to see in theatres is 'Ender's Game' which is followed by 'Thor: The Dark World.'


We saw Monsters University and Despicable Me 2. Despicable Me 2 is a fun romp and quite funny; it's a definite home-run to take kids to. Monsters University was surprising. I was expecting a lot more hilarity and instead I got a dose of unconventional realism that made me want to share this movie.

If you don't want anything to be spoiled, I'd suggest you stop reading. Not that I'm going to bust out major plot points, but pointing out the overarching moral question bugs some people too.

Monster University addresses the "Hard Work vs. Talent" question. The message the movie presents is "Just because you work hard doesn't mean you'll be accepted or succeed. On the other hand, just because you're talented doesn't mean you'll get anywhere either." Those concepts are difficult to accept, but in order to move on to the things that make us shine, we need to choke down the hard truths.