Watching this movie gets me every time - Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. I cry every time I hear Carmen tell her dad that she wishes his apology was enough. Because I've been there; I've heard and said the same things. My life isn't like that story, though, because my dad didn't just magically fix his actions and start attempting to make things right. He actually didn't change anything at all. I had to change. I had to accept him as he is, and figure out whether whether I could deal with it or not. Before I see him, I have to ask myself: Can I deal with this today? Am I strong enough today? Some days I'm not. Some days I'm too weak, and I just can't handle the emotional battle that I go through, or the strong protective shield around my heart just isn't tough enough.
Just like some days its hard to be happy. Some days I try and try to be positive, but I fail, and I just cant quite make it. I know it's all about the journey and not the destination, but not everyone can be happy all the time.
But that is neither here nor there, I was not intending to blather on about my daddy issues.
Avatar. Less than impressed but apparently I'm the only one in the world who feels that way. James Cameron is an awesome director, but Avatar was no Titanic. The political undertones were subtle enough, but three hours and a headache from wearing the 3D glasses later, I was not entirely satisfied. The CG effects were great, and the story line was interesting, and, while usually those two combined with such a talented director would make for a fantastic movie, I was left wanting more. I believe what I wanted more of was a connection to the characters. I didn't feel emotional attachment to any one of the characters, or even the setting. I definitely saw the connection on screen, but I didn't feel it. Considering the amount of work and money that went into making the movie seem real, I expected to actually share some turmoil, anger, pain, anything, with the main characters.
The people I went with thoroughly enjoyed it, though, as does most of America, so don't take my word for it, and go determine your own opinion.
Next up to watch in theaters is Valentine's Day or Dear John. I'm not expecting much from Dear John, but I must see it, as it is based on a novel by my favorite author Nicholas Sparks. The book was not one of my favorites, thus why I'm not expecting much from the movie. Valentine's Day, however, looks similar to He's Just Not That Into You, which I loved! Also, it has Taylor Lautner in it (aka Jacob Black) so that will be wonderful. Yes, now and then I do enjoy mindless YA writing.
On the book spectrum, I'm reading The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, and I do quite enjoy it. I'm a fan of his, I've read all the books, including Deception Point. My favorite of his is probably Angels and Demons, though I do have a passion for art by DaVinci, Raphael, Michaelangelo (I always feel like I'm listing off the TMNT when I talk about them).
On another note, all my snow is almost melted. So much for a blizzard...