I had a movie night with Thuy and we watched three movies:
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: Thuy and I LOVED the man who got hit my lightning seven times. It should be a sad thing, but it’s hilarious. Every time Benjamin would see the man he would say, “Did I ever tell you I been struck by lightning seven times?” then retell one incident out of the seven, and then there would be a brief cut to an old footage of him getting struck by lightning. “Once when I was just sittin’ in my truck just minding my own business” and then lightning stricks him. HAHA it’s something you just have to see. This isn’t just the mindless, pointless kind of humor either. At the end he says, “Blinded in one eye; can’t hardly hear. I get twitches and shakes out of nowhere; always losing my line of thought. But you know what? God keeps reminding me I’m lucky to be alive.” The whole movie was sad, funny, and touching.
Pulp Fiction: We watched it because I’ve heard it’s supposed to be a classic and is known for being the “first of its kind.” I remember my teacher making a reference to it in Writing class last quarter, but I couldn’t relate because I had not seen the movie. We were talking about how some pieces thought outside of the box and set stepping stones for pieces after it, such as The Watchmen for creating a dark graphic novel and having antiheroes. Anyway, Pulp Fiction was extremely weird. John Travolta’s character, Vincent, was a complete idiot. Uma Thurman’s character, Mia, was really seductive and cool. The scene that was most disturbing was that rape scene between the rednecks and Butch/Marcellus. We kind of saw it coming but did not realize it until the last minute. It was disturbing.
Donnie Darko: Very…interesting is all I can say. Weird but worth seeing.