It’s time for some disclosure here. I’ve decided to share with you something about myself that only my closest friends and family know. I’m a total science fiction geek. Yep, me. Do you find this tidbit odd? I realize that I’m not the stereotypical model for this addiction. One usually thinks of the characters in The Big Bang Theory or many other movies with socially awkward men and here I am…a 45 year old mom.
I think even my closest friends would admit that they find my love of Sci-Fi to be peculiar. After all, aren’t woman supposed to always pick movies such as the Bridges of Madison County or Sex and the City? I’m not saying that I don’t like those as well. They just wouldn’t usually be my first choice. I did love The Help and I truly enjoy many other artsy more cerebral independent pictures as well. They just don’t always have the same draw for me.
I do have a hypothesis, however. Science fiction movies that appeal to me the most are ones that have to do with space travel, other worlds, other species, etc…. There you go! That’s what really fascinates me. I’ve always wondered if/dreamed of/desired for there to be something other than ourselves. It seems almost arrogant to me to think that there couldn’t be other life out there.
I even like silly Sci-Fi. For example, Hubs and I watched Men in Black 3 last night. I wasn’t expecting much as I’d already seen the first two, enjoyed them and therefore thought that the third movie would be more of the same. I was pleasantly surprised. There was more. There was an underlying attitude with K that I was immediately perplexed by. I guess I should say that it was more of an attitude than normal. The reasons for it and the ending of the movie were surprising and simply wonderful.
I don’t want to say too much here in case someone hasn’t seen the movie, but both Hubs and I were so glad that we opted for the silly science fiction movie that touched us both.
Have you seen it? What did you think of the ending? Did you see it coming?
Your Sci-Fi Geek,