Monday, February 4, 2008


My husband and I were so excited to go out on a date last Saturday night. We had plans to meet up with a few friends for dinner and a movie. After a whole day of house work, an evening out was just what we needed. We got dressed and headed out to meet the group. We ate at Fish Daddy's which is one of my favorite restaurants... not only is it good food, it's also pretty inexpensive. Rich and I ate for all of $11.00- SCORE! After we were all full, we went to the movies. I was surprised at how full the parking lot was. I think that everyone in town was at the movies on Saturday night or something because the place was jumping. Anyway, I think we paid $16.50 for two tickets to see "Strange Wilderness". What we didn't know is that we all just bought tickets to be visually violated and morally uproared. Let me explian:
The movie was prefaces with some very tasteless previews about high school boys, college kids and their HORMONES... lovely! After a preview like that, I decided that my daughter is never going to be a teenager (hehe). The previews were only a prelude to the graphic content I was about to be exposed to in the movie. The very first scene opened up with some absolute loser smoking a joint. I am surprised that Hollywood gets away with so much in this area. It gets better, the next scene is filled with tons of swearing and I means tons. I know movies come with some cussing and what not, and I can handle that. But this was RIDICULOUS! I think we heard the F-Bomb 40 times within the first 5 minutes. So I thought maybe it wil get better, let's just sit here a ride it out a bit. Then, we were exposed to several naked women who were dancing for the camera... YEECH! As the movie went on, we got lots more of the same... swearing and vulgar sex scenes. I was shocked to see that the people who were in the theater with me were laughing and carrying on. How does anyone find this stuff entertaining. I could feel my skin crawling with every minute that went by. I couldn't believe they would actually show this stuff. Finally, after we were exposed to a borderline pornographic scene, I turned to my friends and said, "See you guys tomorrow"! I grabbed my husband by the hand and we high tailed it out of there. We asked for the manager and told him how disguisting the movies was and requested our money back. He said we needed to get back in line and they would refund our tickets, Praise God! As we were waiting, I saw that our friends were standing in the lobby. I motioned for them and they got their money back too. I was so affected by the contents of the 30 minutes in the theater, I actually had nightmares about it... GROSS!!! I would rather live in my little bubble than be exposed to junk like that. Next time, I will think twice before I take any chances on movies like "Strange Wilderness". Whatever you do, don't waste your money... not even for a Blockbuster night.


tori said...
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tori said...

yes i agree. i cannot believe how much things have changed since i was a teenager. that was the most hideous, tasteless disgusting thing my eyes have seen. thank goodness mark and i have wonderful friends with morals like ours.... thank t for hanging with us sat and celebrating mark's bday with us.
love ya!


tori said...

sorry about that deleted comment. i had a grammatical error i had to fix and i couldn't do anything to it but delete and repost....

M, J, B, G...and Sam. said...

Hey I am SO PROUD of you for #1: getting up and walking out (which doesn't suprise me) but also for #2: for asking for your money back! HOORAY!!!! :o)
Sorry you had to see even a teensy bit of that nastiness--but glad you got to have a hot date with your hubby!!