What happened? you ask? Well, I'm really not too sure. Perhaps we bought a house and found there was too much to do to take the time for a movie. Perhaps it was that he was out of work for over a year once he was discharged from the army and we didn't have a lot of excess cash. Perhaps it was that nothing worth seeing was coming out. Perhaps it was just the clientele at the local theaters around here, people yapping all through the movie and not being able to keep their trap shut. Perhaps we just got out of practice. Perhaps it is all these things.
Never the less, we now rarely go to the movies. I work from home on Fridays in my pajamas and by the time he gets home from work I really don't feel like getting dressed to go out.
But sometimes we see a movie. And sometimes we watch a movie or series on TV, although our tastes are not quite so similar these days. He's really all about the horror and I'm really all not about the horror.
So, I thought, even if we no longer go out and have a Movie Night, there's no reason I can't make one here. So I decided, if appropriate, that I would showcase films here on Fridays. Well, that is if I've seen something that week.
So I may not post something every week, but I will post as I can.
Oddly enough, he was at the NY Renaissance Faire some years back promoting the first book. Didn't pick it up then, though. Actually, I never picked the book up. Please don't judge me, or at least not harshly, when I tell you that there are some things I would rather just watch, but I will never read the books, like the Bourne books. Although, I didn't see the last movie. Where was I? Oh yeah, Legends if the Seeker.
I hate going on the elliptical at home, but find that I need to get the exercise in. Generally I flip channels on cable and can find something to hold my attention through the grueling exercise. Sadly, there really was nothing on a couple nights ago, so I looked through my myriad of DVDs to find something to watch. Yes, I own a lot of DVDs. I've got all my anime locked in the closet, TV series under the coffee table, stuffy artsy films and romantic movies under the one book case, all Cam's movies are in the Chinese cabinet, the family films and romantic comedies are upstairs, Christmas in the attic and at least a couple of boxes of DVDs to get rid of in the basement. I don't buy movies so much anymore.
Anyway, I was sifting through my DVDs and saw Legend of the Seeker. Nothing else caught my fancy, so I decided to give it a whirl.
Now, this story seems awfully familiar. What is it? Where have I seen something like this before? Let me outline it for you.
A farmer witnesses her flight and decides to rescue her from the
The farm boy, who's name is Richard, finds the wizard, but also the
Apparently there is a prophecy about the birth of a true seeker bring doom to the ultimate evil. So the dark lord had all the first born killed, but not before Richard is taken away to be kept safe. Zed gives Richard a magic sword that seeks out truth and when it glows when something heroic is going to happen.
In predictable fashion, Richard says Zed's got the wrong guy
Then Richard goes seeking out the wizard and tells him he wants to learn the ways
His sacred book gets stolen, there's a chase, a bridge cut down, a family dinner, warm and fuzzy feelings, some pyrotechnics against the barrier and some overacting on the part of the dark lord. And that's about where I am right now.
What is the seeker? I really have no idea, but I'll keep watching to find out. Stay tuned!