by Sandra Elzie
Last weekend our kids came to visit and our son had the bright idea to have a movie marathon. We have all the Bourne Identity movies, all the Star Wars, Rockys, Star Treks, and the list goes on. He chose all the Die Hard movies.
We spent hours and hours watching John McClain…aka Bruce Willis…while the world blew up all around him and, although he got a little bloody, he came out alive and well. Say what???
Okay, so I smiled graciously, made the popcorn and settled in. All-in-all, it was a lot of fun and I didn’t even fall asleep.
Have you ever done a marathon? No, no, I’m not referring to the 26.2 miles of sweating…I’m talking about the ultimate Couch Potato experience.
Well, we do it a couple of times a year at my house, so this was nothing new, but while one of the movies was paused so we could take a nature break…and of course, grab more snacks…I got to thinking. Watching three, four, five movies in a row (aka…a marathon), is much like reading a book series. Know what I mean?
You have a main character, set in a particular job in a particular city and and each book…or movie…is about another problem that must be resolved.
So what I want to know today is whether or not you’ve ever done a movie marathon. You have? What series did you watch? You haven’t? ….why not??
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