This week on Romance Writers Weekly, Jenna Da Sie asks:
Have you seen any good movies this summer? Write a review of one you saw. If you haven’t seen one, tell which one you want to see.
If you joined me from Dani Jace, welcome!
While I do love movies, Mr. C and I never seem to have an evening free when the ones we want to see in the theatre are in town. We only have one movie theatre (with six screens), but unless it’s a blockbuster most movies don’t spend too long here. That being said, we do watch them at home, of course (although that’s not really the same thing).
Eldest Daughter and I had planned to go see Incredibles Two when it came out, but that hasn’t happened yet. We’ll probably have to watch that on demand as well. Aargh.
In lieu of a movie, I’ll share some thoughts on The Handmaids Tale. We watched Season One late, so could slip right into Season Two. The book is one of my favourites – scarily plausible and almost prophetic. The TV series continues with that feeling. It’s wonderfully shot (although very dark) and has a tautness you can’t ignore. I have a bit of a beef with the flashbacks – while they do give us a view into “what came before” I think the book was stronger without them, and think the show might be, too. The screenwriters have done a great job of changing the story just enough to give Offred even more motivation and angst, without being disrespectful of the original work, even though Margaret Atwood has no say in the production. While definitely worthwhile to watch it, it is an extremely depressing tale, however, so we tend to spread out the episodes in order to cleanse our palate.
What about you? What are you watching this summer?
Let me know in the comments, then hop over to the poser of this topic, Jenna Da Sie!