I realize this probably doesn't seem like that big of a deal, but Adrienne has long expressed to me an aversion to sci-fi movies. I've never protested much because she's always been very tolerant of my appetite for horror. She doesn't always see the value of every horror movie that I like, but we've watched enough horror together over the years that I've gotten a pretty good feel for which ones she's likely to enjoy. The corollary of that is that I've also developed a sense of which horror movies I should just go ahead and watch on my own. If I don't subject her to too many horror movies that I know she isn't going to like, she continues to be willing to watch the ones I think she might like. It's a delicate balance. Because I'm already fighting the battle on that front, I've never pushed very hard with the sci-fi movies.
|Taylor (Charlton Heston) with Cornelius and Dr. Zira|
|See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil - a surprisingly funny moment from Planet Of The Apes (1968)|
In particular, though, Adrienne was pleased by the fact that her mind was engaged while watching Planet Of The Apes. I believe it was eye opening for her to realize that sci-fi isn't all just ray guns, robots, and light shows. She's anxious to watch the rest of the franchise now, and I'm excited to be watching them again with someone who's excited to be seeing them for the first time.
|The iconic final moments of Planet Of The Apes (1968)|
Is it weird that I'm most looking forward to watching "the ape out of water" entry Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971) again?
|I had this when I was a kid. You're jealous, aren't you?|
Posted by Brandon Early