A few weeks ago, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Canada here in Saint John held their major annual fundraiser, Bowl for Kids’ Sake. My little brother and I have been matched up since just before he turned 12; he is now 17 and this was the 6th year we participated in the fundraiser. Something neat they did this year was have prize tables; for each $100+ that you raised, you got to pick a prize from a certain table. I would like to thank each and every merchant who donated a prize, especially Empire Theatres; my “little” chose one of their $10 gift certificates as our prize 🙂
Tonight was the night we chose to redeem his gift certificate, as he has tomorrow off from school and I didn’t have to worry about staying out a bit later on a school night. What movie did he want to go see? We’ve seen quite a mix of movies in the past; “High School Musical 3” (*gag*), “Flushed Away” (excellent!) and “Twelve Rounds” (I’m still not a WWE fan, but this wasn’t bad!). Tonight, he picked “Fast Five”. Now, the only reason I knew what this movie was about was because I had seen a poster for it the last time I went to see a movie with a friend (“Limitless”, which I also greatly enjoyed :)). I will be the first to admit that I’m not a fan of what I term “muscle movies” that star Vin Diesel-The Rock-my-arms-are-the-size-of-tree-trunk- guys. However…
I actually liked this movie! Before it started, I had formed the opinion that it was going to be full of people illegally racing souped-up cars, which I believe the first few movies were about. I also didn’t have a favorable view of the whole “Fast and Furious” franchise, due to a past *cough* acquaintance thinking he was the second incarnation of Vin Diesel (a whole other post in itself…! 🙄 ). Anyhow, as a female who has absolutely zero knowledge or like of souped-up cars, I enjoyed the special effects a great deal, especially during the action scenes. Plus, there was actually a storyline to the movie, which there often doesn’t seem to be in action flicks. There were also several women who had more of a role than standing there with their boobs hanging out, which I appreciated a great deal.
Overall, if you’re a woman who is thinking of appeasing your little brother, significant other, male friend, etc., by agreeing to see a “non-chick flick”, you won’t be disappointed. I hope you enjoy!