Last night, David and I went to see the movie Oblivion starring Tom Cruise. It was better than I thought. We got a huge popcorn to share, and held hands most of the movie. During chase scenes, we’d both tense up, and I could feel him clench my hand.
Some folks reviewed it as being predictable, that it’s retelling the same old ‘alien-apocalypse-sci-fi’ type movie, but most movies are some form of retelling of a story anyway. Visually, this movie is breathtaking and well worth seeing on the big screen. The acting pulled me into the story. I’m not a huge fan of Tom Cruise, but I don’t think anyone can criticize he’s not a good actor.
I liked how the plot included some twists and turns. Scenery, although a bit depressing at times, but nevertheless epic. In short- I liked it.
Dan and I had lunch at the Desert Rose Cafe , and they are nice enough to bring out a bowl of water for Pepper who came along. We sat outside to eat, and then walked down to the river.
I think he’s got an eye for photography…
We headed home when we saw ominous clouds on the horizon. Dan said “Well they don’t look friendly”. Um, no. We were expecting a storm.
Getting groceries, we finished to find a downpour. We had to run through the rain, stuffed the groceries unceremoniously in the car, and drove home. We played ‘road surfing’ on a back road It sounds more dangerous than it is; all we do is every time the car runs through a huge puddle, with water splashing, we make a big deal about it. We also talk ‘surfer’, using a lot of ‘dudes’ and ‘hang ten’.