Monday, April 6, 2009

The Deadly vs. The Undead

In which we become enlightened


For as long as we have been married, and most likely longer, Chris has been trying to get me to watch a movie called Krull. It’s not that he thinks it’s the Best Movie Ever or anything – he just thinks it’s fun. But I have had zero interest in watching it. It hasn’t really been a source of contention or anything, but whenever we would talk about what movie to rent, he would inevitably suggest that one. I always shot it down and we managed to come up with something else we could both agree on. When we signed up for Netflix it was, of course, one of the first movies added to our queue.

And there’s it’s been there ever since. There was always something better to watch.

Any of you who know Chris well know how hard it is to get him to watch a “chick flick”. He almost cried the time I wanted to go see You’ve Got Mail, and that was when we were dating and he still wanted to impress me. He went, but not until his sister threatened to disown him and adopt me if he didn’t. She still likes me more than him.

When I started reading the Twilight books, I got the eye rolls, but when I told him they were making it into a movie, I got The Look. After 10 years of marriage, I know that look. It’s the one that says, over my dead body. So I saw Twilight twice in the theater, once with a girlfriend here in Oregon and once with my sister-in-law Emily (the one who likes me more than Chris) in Utah. I figured that was it, and I was okay with that.

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned to Chris that it was coming out on DVD and we’d have to watch it, ha ha. And he said to me, and I quote, “I’ll watch Twilight if you’ll watch Krull.”

What?!? WHAT? That’s all it takes to get him to watch chick flicks? One stupid fantasy film? And it took me 10 years (plus all the time we dated) to figure this out?

So two weeks ago we watched Krull, and on Friday we watched Twilight.

We both had the same thing to say when the movies were over:

It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.

By the way, honey, I don't care if you think he's a creepy stalker with goofy hair. Edward is still hot.


  1. LOL!!! I love the epiphany at the end. So are you free now to get him to watch any chick flick or just the one?


    I can't get Ches to watch Twilight with me yet. All the other moms in the neighborhood have even been able to get their husbands to read the book before they watch the movie, but I'm just hoping to find a way to get him to watch.

    And I totally agree... Edward is a little obsessive and stalker-ish, but he is hot. Cedric is hotter, though. (I had to watch HP and the GoF the other night just to remind myself).

  3. Robward Cullenson is not just hot he is HAWT!

  4. Russ watched Twilight with me this weekend with the same result. That said, after reading the commentary from the site you posted I don't know if I can watch Twilight again.

    Krull? Really? Really? There is a reason I like you best!

  5. You've had better luck than me! There's no way Steve will watch Twilight.

  6. Love that!! And yes, Edward is HOT, super deliciously hot!! Definitely worth watching the other movie for.

  7. A good marriage requires good compromises! :)

  8. Is it wrong that I keep visiting your blog just to look at this picture of Robward? I mean I can find it other places, but it is just so easy to find it here. It's one of my favorites next to the one where he is in the Ray Bans.


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