Ken Cannon and I used to be avid movie-goers. I mean we saw everything. It was just movies, movies, movies with us all the time. And then. Kids. Lots of them. So we kinda stopped going and then we kinda stopped caring and then I developed (apparently) Adult Onset ADHD, which makes it painful for me to sit still for more than 10 minutes at a stretch, which is why I can do ballgames (you can keep leaping to your feet and also buy hot dogs) but not movies.
We've been determined to re-connect with le cinema, don't you know, which is why Ken Cannon and I went out on a date (as we do at least once a month) with our neighbor Rick last night to see the new Star Trek movie. Which I liked, actually, although it should have been a good twenty minutes shorter. Apparently books are not the only things I think need rigorous editing these days.
But oy! The trailers! SO MANY OF THEM! AND SO LOUD! And also are any major motion picture studios making films about anything besides super heroes and the apocalypse now? About half way through, Rick whispered in my ear, "Do you think there are any actual human beings in these movies?"
And I think the answer is "no." Because the special effects department has eaten them all.