Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A recommendation

This picture has nothing to do with anything, other than the obvious. Sigh.

Last night, Steve and I went out on a date for the first time in a long time. We went to dinner and a movie. We ate at Mimi's Cafe. It was good.

Then, we went to the movies. The last movie we saw together at the theatre was Book of Eli. Now its out on DVD. That tells you its been awhile.

About 2 months ago I did a shopping trip at Kroger. There was a deal and if you bought so many of the items on the list you got a free movie ticket. I bought so many items I got 2 free tickets. We used them last night.

Steve and I have been talking for months about seeing the re-make of Karate Kid when it came out. We wasted no time. You see, we are suckers for any movie involving China. Jackie Chan. Will Smith. And apparently Kung Fu.

We were NOT disappointed. From start to finish the movie was 100% pure summer movie entertainment. The story line didn't stray all that much from the original although there were story line tweaks that made it interesting. I actually laughed out loud. A bunch.

And can I say, if I was a 12 year old girl, I'd have a big fat crush on Jayden Smith! He was amazing, on lots of levels. Great actor, amazing athlete, adorable, good dancer. The apple certainly doesn't fall far from the tree. Being Will Smith's son, there were shades of his dad for sure. What a talented family. Will and Jayda (apparently I'm on a first name basis) were co-producers. I LOVE that it seems they are committed to doing movies as a family. Although I know nothing about their personal lives, I like to believe in my heart that they are good people and a good family.

So, if you're looking for a great summer movie, go see Karate Kid. And even though I felt like I was two timing Ralph Machio (oh, I loved me some Ralph back in the day!) I'll stand by my review and say, the re-make was better than the original.


Amber said...

can't wait to see it! and ralph was sooo hanging above my bunk bed :)

KTC said...

Man I'm feeling old. I think I was an adult, and way past the crush stage when I saw Karate Kid. My kids want to see the remake but they haven't even seen the original yet.

Eli said...

You (and Steve) were so beautiful that day... and it was so great to meet and get to know your mom a bit. She is so blessed to have you as a daughter.