King Arthur, Legend of the Sword

Now that the kids are older, the old man and I manage to get out more. Sometimes we go watch a sporting event, which is what he likes to do. (Okay, so he watches whatever event and I sit there with my notebook or laptop and work while we take our time eating.) But sometimes, we go see a movie, I had gotten to the point that I didn’t care to go to the theater, because it’s more comfortable to wait until whatever it is comes out on disc and watch it at home… Until recently. A few months ago one of the theaters in town remodeled so that all 7 of their screens now have recliners. These, I love. Now I’m happy to get out of the house for a bit and go see a movie.

My first choice recently? King Arthur, Legend of the Sword.

Despite what my children and the old man think, I didn’t choose the movie because it stars Charlie Hunnam. Though he was a very nice bonus. The story was good, it was a different twist on the old King Arthur tale that kept me interested the whole time and didn’t totally disregard the original. I really enjoyed it, not only for the eye candy but that was good too. The action was good, the twist in the tale was good, it even kept you guessing just a little because you didn’t know what they’d changed and how that fit into the story.

Overall? I’m waiting for a sequel!

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Relaxing Evening.

I spent last night with the family, we were all home and didn’t have other engagements or plans, we just spent time together. It was great.

After the House Apes were in bed, Monster Man and I watched the Netflix disc that had come in the mail earlier in the day. We settled in on the sofa, my knitting in hand, and prepared for some together time.

We watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes. It was far more drama and though provoking than I had expected, and not my usual preference. I admit it, I’m partial to shoot-‘em-up (or even hand to hand combat style) action films.

That said, it was a good movie. They took an intriguing story and made a well made, well performed movie. I was a little turned off by the foreboding sense of ‘this is where we are headed,’ feeling I got, but I still enjoyed the film.

I recognized several faces, John Lithgow from so many things, James Franko from the Spiderman movies, Brian Cox whom I remember most from the X-Men movies, and Tom Felton, aka Draco Malfoy. I’d really love to see Felton in a roll where you liked his character for a change, I think he would be very likable if he were to play a good guy for a change (if he has played one in the past,  I haven’t seen it.)

All in all, I thought it was an okay movie, nothing to rave about but not a total waste of time either. This morning, the disc is already in the mailbox, hopefully I’ll like the next movie better… In the mean time, I’m off to rearrange my queue, and then maybe finish my edits.