I love my Wife – she never ceases to amaze me. Sometimes I lament that we have some important things not in common – she doesn’t really care too much for video games, I don’t give a fig about decorating. However, we do have other things in common – we both like to read, we both like Twin Peaks (me moreso, probably), etc. She loves Fantasy/Sci-Fi stuff. So long as Mercedes Lackey, Anne McAffrey and Robert Jordan can still write, I’ll always have stuff to keep her entertained with. We usually pick up a paperback or two when we leave town – she’ll have them read by the time we get back. And she’s a hardcore reader, too – she doesn’t feel the need to keep the books, whereas I make it a point to have hardcover on the bookshelf whenever I can.
So we make plans to go see Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring Saturday night. I had finished reading the book hours before. I figure it can’t miss – hit movie, big budget, three hours, based on a book, fantasy. Good stuff. She hated it. No point, too drawn out, useless scenes. Like I said, she never ceases to amaze me.
In any event, I liked the movie, but I wonder if I’m just another victim of “supposed to like it” syndrome. I read the book and I liked it – the part I could follow – but I wonder if that’s another sign of “supposed to like it” syndrome. In any event I plan on reading the other two books in the saga before the next movie comes out and I guess I’ll know then if it really was the epic of our time or another geek syndrome beaten to death.
More later – I got my game on this weekend.