In honor of Mother’s Day today, I asked my Mom to give me her first impressions on some of the movies featured in the Geeks of Doom Summer Movie Mayhem 2008 preview.
Before we go further, let me tell you a little bit about my cute little Mommy…
My Mom, a former 1960s flower child, is a big movie buff. While she rarely frequents the theaters, she and her husband often settle down at night to watch a Blu-Ray DVD selection on their 60-inch high-definition flatscreen television (with the mega sound system, too). The problem is, Mom rarely makes it to the end of the film before dozing off. There’s a reason for this, which is easily deduced after you read her reaction to Pineapple Express (see below).
Mom also has a problem remember actor’s names (again, see the Pineapple Express entry below). So when she tries to explain to me what a movie was about, it usually involves us playing a game of “Name Burst.” Let’s say the actor in the film is Kurt Russell, here’s what I’ll get before we even get to her movie synopsis:
“Did you see that movie with the good-looking guy with the longish hair, he does action movies, he’s kinda married for a long time — well, I don’t know if they are married or not, but they’re together — to that blonde actress from that funny old Army movie who has the young blonde daughter, she’s an actress too who was in that movie about the rock band with the groupies and the cool music?”
Yeah, let’s just say Mom has a “memory problem” in general. ::: toke:::
But like I said, Mom does LOVE movies, but she’s not really into fantasy films, comic book adaptations, or blockbuster-type movies. Instead, she enjoys psychological thrillers and dramas, as well as anything that will make her laugh. So, when I talk to her about all the movies I’m psyched about, she rarely understands what the hell I’m talking about and I have to spend a lot of time explaining how it is that Dr. Banner turns into the Hulk or why Robert Downey Jr. is wearing a funny suit of armor in the desert.
So with that, below are my Mom’s thoughts on this summer’s upcoming movies.
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