May 18, 2008

nothing much

I went to see "Prince Caspian" today. I woke up early and didn't know what to do with myself, so I drove out to the suburbs and decided to see a movie. It was 10 am.
I had no clear idea of what to see. It was between "Harold and Kumar, etc." (the first of which I never did see) or "Narnia: Redux" (the first of which I did see.)
I chose Narnia, mainly because of the poster.

I read all the Narnia books back when I was a child, and liked them enough to finish them all....but in the intervening centuries, I've forgotten the plot almost so completely as for it to a a whole new experience for me.

(I am, however, perfecting my 13 3/4 year old British school boy accent to take up Elizabeth's challenge.)

Anyway, in short, the movie was all right, kind of like the first one. Nothing earth shattering. Those British kid actors, the leads, irritate the hell out of me, however. I just want to slap every last one. I think it would do a world of good for them to be slapped a few times.

The only reason I decided to see it anyway, was because of this:

Thanks to Frontier Psychiatrist for alerting me to his name: Ben Barnes.

Totally dreamy....almost too much so.
I mean, it's kind of hard to concentrate on all these talking animals and dancing trees and such when the 13 3/4 year old British boy in me is in a mad fit of a crush.

Anyway, afterward, I went to a McDonald's. Just after sitting down, I look at the counter and see the most attractive young family you can imagine.

It was a young woman with a baby, and the father. He (the father) was startlingly attractive, classically tall and with a profile to die for, both in their mid twenties...very all American.

The whole family seemed to be deaf...or at least the parents did, who were cheerfully communicating with sign language. The mother articulated enough to order.
They got their food silently. They sat down silently. They ate silently.
Even the baby never made a sound. I don't know why, but the whole family was even more beautiful for the silence.

8 comments:

ayem8y said...

I had the boxed set of The Chronicles of Narnia as a child. Never did finish them and recently discovered them on the bookshelves at my parents house. I tried to sneak them out but my Mom caught me and made me put them back. Luckily she didn’t discover the silverware that I purloined.

Silly Monkey said...

Noise is overrated. :)

jason said...

Really?
I had the boxed set too.

And if we had had any silverware worth purloining, I'm sure I would never have bothered reading them. I would have been too busy playing with sugar tongs and salad forks instead.

Frontier Psychiatrist said...

I think I might just admire Ben Barnes on the billboard down the street from me instead of seeing this movie.

If Tilda Swinton couldn't save the first one, I don't think Ben can save this one, no matter how cute he is.

And yes, those British kids make me want to punch myself in the face.

Colleen said...

aw yeah! B-squared is quite a hottie. Thanks for alerting me to his existence.

Miss Janey said...

Silence is golden.

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Jason - love your description of the family in McDonalds wow.

I remember a Miss USA was deaf too and she did a ballet dance - I know that's not really related - but its late here in HK and that's where by brain took me!

libhom said...

The boy is cute, but the movie sounds really boring.