Monday, November 07, 2011

Movie Monday 11/7

We had a busy but very nice weekend.  My dad and his wife were visiting from out of town this weekend.  It was good to see them, as always, a bit tiring, though they are easy guests. 

Jamie actually played soccer on Saturday!  Only the third time this season.  When he plays, he's been playing the back defensive line so he doesn't have to run as much, but the coach put him on the front line as striker for a few minutes, and he made an awesome goal!!  We were so happy for him - he was on top of the world.  Yes, he has paid for that exertion a bit, though he did make it to school today.  He's feeling crashed tonight, so we're going to watch a movie and chill out....

OK, I'm back!  So, movies...a kind and generous friend read here recently that Jamie was enjoying the X-Men movies, so they lent us a trio of X-Men movies, and we have watched two so far:
  • Thursday evening, we watched X-Men, which I guess was the original movie of the series.  I didn't think I'd enjoy this, but I have to admit it's pretty good.  It's classic good guys versus bad guys during a time in the future when there is a growing population of "mutants," people born with special powers.  Some people fear all mutants and want them rounded up and locked away.  The X-Men are a group of mutants who have banded together to teach younger mutants and to try to keep the world safe and peace at hand.  It was engaging, with lots of action and adventure.
  • Tonight, when Jamie decided he was too crashed to do any homework, we watched X-2, the sequel which follows the story as the lead bad guy (a mutant himself) launches an evil plot to get rid of all humans so the mutants can take over.  Some of the backstory and convoluted plot are a bit confusing, but we figured it out and enjoyed it.
Have you seen any good movies lately?

(If you are also interested in what we are reading this week, check out the Monday post on my book blog.)


Sarah Dawneé said...

That's so great to hear that he got to play and even score a goal! Hooray!

I watched You've Got Mail with a few friends recently. I almost always enjoy Tom Hanks in movies and the story line made me want to go find a little mom-and-pop bookstore to shop at. Over all a nice movie! (Though, it is more of a chick-flick. lol)

Renee said...

No movies for us this week...although I watched part of a new Hallmark movie in the Jeanette Oke series. Low key and stress free :)

Keena said...

I got to see Dolphin Tale and it was great!! I highly recommend

Elaine said...

Glad you had a good weekend. Sounds like a nice visit and so happy that Jamie could play! The treasures that make our lives full!


Baffled said...

I just watched Lincoln Lawyer. I think you would enjoy this as a family. Good plot, interesting characters, great plot twists, good acting. Basically a legal who done it.

Glad you are enjoying X-Men. I liked the series and my favorites are the first and last movies.

Sue Jackson said...

Sarah -

You've Got Mail is one of my old favorites! I enjoy Tom Hanks movies, too - we all do.

Renee - Low key and stress free sounds just right!

Keena - We haven't seen Dolphin Tale yet, but it looks great!

Thanks, Elaine!

Baffled - Ken and I watched The Lincoln Lawyer a few weeks ago and really enjoyed it. You're right - the boys probably would have liked it, too.

Anonymous said...

You should definitely tell Jamie to watch X-Men: First Class next. It's an awesome movie! And tell him congrats on the goal!