16 July 2012

La Bella Luna

Even though I say "no" a lot, sometimes I do actually say "yes". And so it was that the girl and I ended up going to a movie at 2:00 on Saturday afternoon, beautiful sunny day notwithstanding.

We saw "Brave", which was excellent but a little scary; my fierce eight and three-quarters year old whimpered a couple of times "I don't like this movie" and hunkered down under my arm. The story begins much like "The Princess Knight" - feisty girl bests the boys who are competing to win her hand in marriage. But it goes on to an epic battle, and a witch and a spell, a need to "mend the bond torn by pride", and healthy doses of girl power, love and family ties.

However, the excellent thing about the movie was that a) there were no previews and b) there was a short. I can't remember the last time I saw a short, in a theater. I don't think I've ever seen a commercial release without being assaulted by previews. And, the short was fabulous. Animated, with just some grunting in lieu of words, it's a little tale of three generations - father and grandfather teaching a boy to take care of the moon.



And later in the day, we went to the pool and I dived in, and I went down the slide, and I let myself be dragged around the shallow end by two strong little swim team girls. Because, one does need to say "yes". It's where the magic lies.

7 comments:

Kizz said...

It makes me so sad that you feel assaulted by previews. Admittedly I love a movie, even on a sunny day. I love previews. I like it when they show so many previews I can't remember which movie I'm there to see so when it starts I get surprised again!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm with Kizz on the whole movie experience.

I saw Moonrise Kingdom Friday night--you should check it out; not for the girl, but I think you'd like it.

Sarah said...

Yes to saying yes!

leanne said...

A movie without previews?!? And a short? Sounds like heaven.

Sounds like a lovely day for you and your girl.

Kyla said...

KayTar really liked it, though she did give my hand a good squeeze during that final action scene. I loved the short! So cute.

Mayberry said...

We all LOVED that short too! So great.

Rainbow Motel said...

I'm trying to say "yes" to more summer movies before it's too late. Saw "Bernie" last weekend and want to see "Moonlight Kingdom" next.