Friday, September 22, 2006

Went to the movies...

BigB and I went to the movies tonight and watched one that I had been looking forward to seeing for quite a while (there are also a few that are getting my interest in the previews). Anyway, I will try not to digress any further. We watched Gridiron Gang with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Okay, I am not even going to begin to try and critique this movie because I doubt that I would be able to do so in an objective manner. I LOVED this movie on an emotional level. I am an emotional person and so, that is how I viewed the film, through eyes of emotion. I found it to be a tear-jerker through most of the movie. I can honestly tell you that I never broke down and cried but there were quite a few moments that pulled at my heart-strings and I found myself falling into the lives and emotions of the characters.

I don't know how accurately this story was protrayed by the movie but there was actual footage of the team and coach during the credits and that was pretty much word for word. There were, of course some "Hollywood" moments but that is to be expected it is a movie after all. I can't see it getting any big awards or recognition but it was a good movie in my opinion and, I can honestly say, that that was one of the first times I have been THAT interested in watching a football game.

I found myself feeling a tad bit nostalgic due to the name and logo of the team as my high school team was also The Mustangs with the same tired old mustang "running" across our shirts.

Go, Mustangs!!! Go!!!

1 comment:

DocRoc said...

Yea, I know what you mean. We haven't seen the movie yet, but my school mascot was also the mustang. I was in school in 1968, the first year that the Ford Mustang came out and that year at our homecoming parade there was a brand new maroon colored (our school colors were maroon and white) Mustang driving down the parade route. I will never forget it. And I think about it every time I see the previews of "The Gridiron Gang."