Monday, August 16, 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs. the Generation Gap

Things that are awkward: trying to describe the movies that I saw this weekend to an older female coworker.

Her: What did you go to see?
Me: Inception.
Her: Is that the one about the woman trying to get pregnant?
Me: No, it’s a sci fi film.
Her: Oh, what’s it about?
Me: (pause to think how to explain this to someone who confused it for a film about trying to get pregnant) It’s kind of like the Matrix. But not really. (Internal monologue “that was dumb…”) It looks unusual, like the Matrix does.
Her: Oh, I didn’t understand the Matrix at all. I took my nephew to those movies, and I didn’t understand a thing.
Me: Yeah, Inception is kind of confusing to.
Her: So what else did you see?
Me: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. It’s based on a comic book. It was really good.
Her: Oh, I’ve heard of that one. With the girl with the red hair and the comic strips on TV?
Me: …Um, yeah.


Coming soon - my review of The Amber Spyglass, the final book in the His Dark Materials trilogy.