The other day I was informed that my wife hadn’t seen any of the Lord of the Rings series, yet felt like everyone kept quoting it like Starwars in the 90′s. Being the good spouse that I am I set out to the public library to scour for these quality if not “Epic” flicks. She sat through the first one with complaints about how they are never going to Rivendell, and asking when they get to return there.
A few days later I was asking whether or not she wanted to see the next in the series, and she proceeded to tell me she could write her own Science Fiction movie/story and proceeded to exactly list the plot to the 3rd movie in the Chronicles of Narnia series exchanging a few of the characters for Orcs and Elves. Needless to say she was the most productive I’ve ever seen on her laptop when I put the “Twin Towers” in.
Is there anyway that we can make movies interesting to both men and women without having it be a romantic comedy? All decent Sci Fi shows either turn into a soap opera, or they are “too scary”. I don’t know any one though other than my wife that would want to sit through 2 and a half hours of elves and unicorns running around Rivendell.