Saturday, May 29, 2010

Like Mother, Like Daughter

I believe--and I MAY be wrong--that The Oldest doesn't especially care to take after me.  I tease her often that she's 'more like me than she thinks' and she doesn't say too much.  It isn't a wonder that she WOULD be like me in many ways--after all, I DID raise her.

The other night, we were talking, and the new movie (remake) 'Karate Kid' came up in the conversation.  She very adamantly said how she was boycotting the movie--"it is an abomination to the memory of the original."  I really had to laugh because I boycotted 'Titanic' when it came out.  (I'm not sure why, but I think it had to do with my dislike of the director--and probably had a lot to do with the hype surrounding it.)  As if TWO people in this world boycotting anything makes a bit of difference.  But, we both have done this over and over again, for different reasons.  We did have to laugh--we ARE more alike than either one of us wants to admit.

6 comments:

meleah rebeccah said...

Honestly with the remake of the 'Karate Kid' and the 'A-Team' I really think Hollywood is OUT OF IDEAS!

I'll be boycotting BOTH of those movies!

cmk said...

Really I was thinking the same thing the other day that NO ONE is coming up with any new ideas. It makes no sense...

ordinaryjanet said...

I don't know which is worse-the appalling lack of creativity in Hollywood, or the appallingly awful remakes. If they're going to remake movies, why not try movies that nobody remembers the originals, instead of remaking beloved movies we still remember, starring the "flavor of the month" who has less acting talent than a ventriloquist's dummy.

cmk said...

I think this is the reason why so many of the 'oddball' TV shows turn out to be the things I watch--and why I watch so much of the Syfy channel and cable. At least the shows aren't--for the most part--just rehashed shows from years gone by.

ordinaryjanet said...

do you watch "Wipe Out"? I love that show, last week I laughed so hard I wet my pants!

cmk said...

I don't watch reality shows--I believe my Oldest's family watches it, though. They love it.