This weekend, I made yet another attempt to watch The Matrix. My neighbor was having people over to watch it, so I went, with an open mind, sure that this time I would be able to follow it, that it would make sense.
Am I a moron? (Okay, don’t answer that.) I felt this same way when I saw Lord of the Rings: I just don’t GET it. My husband says I am not stupid, that I just don’t like fantasy/science fiction and you have to like such things to follow them. Anyone who has ever taken a class with me knows that I tend to really harp on people to make sense in their stories, that there’s only so long I can go not understanding anything before I just give up entirely. I think I just have a short attention span. Maybe that’s the problem. I think it’s more that I like stories that are set in a world I can recognize and understand, where there isn’t an entire other level of explanation you have to process before the story even begins. At any rate, I felt sort of stupid slipping out of my neighbor’s living room and crossing through the woods back to my own house. (I left after the pod scene, where the baby was hooked up to snaky looking tubes…what was THAT all about?)
Once home, I sat down and looked through my DVD collection, just wanting something easy and fun to watch. So I pulled out The Birdcage, which I LOVE, and that did the trick. Plus it kicked off an entire weekend of me giggling and making jokes about pirin tablets, and how they were going to be my new medical marvel. *snort* I just think that’s so funny. Don’t ask me why. And it makes sense, too. Gotta love that.
have a good day everyone….