The past few years I have noticed I often find myself traipsing through various phases within a given span of time, eventually growing weary of said phase(s) and thus moving on to another. Many of these aforementioned phases are cyclical, and I find myself reverting to various forms of them on a semi-routinely basis. There is the cereal for breakfast phase, often replaced by the two eggs over-easy on top of toast phase, eventually replaced by the I don't feel like making breakfast at all but I really like bananas phase.
There are concert ticket purchasing and saving all of my money phases. Growing my hair long and highlighting it blonde and cutting it short and dying it dark phases.
I get down with phases like Madonna gets down with image changes.
This week I've been enjoying an unexpected movie renting, watching, and promptly returning phase. The past four nights I have visited my local video store, perused the shelves, and walked out with multiple movies. I have watched those movies, returned them the next day, and so repeated the movie selection process. While most of the movies I've rented have indeed proven to be enjoyable cinematic endeavors, it remains a well-known fact that in every batch of perfect cookies there must be at least one misshapen mess. Unfortunately for me, misshapen messes found in the movie realm aren't nearly as gooey and tasty as those in the baking realm.
Enter misshapen, not so tasty mess otherwise known as Into the Blue starring Paul Walker and Jessica Alba.
Ok. So what did I expect renting a movie starring two such phenomenal leads? Yeah. I have no idea.
Once upon a time, I wanted to be a marine biologist. Ever since I can remember there has been a huge part of me that is drawn to movies that spend any or most of their filming time underwater.
In two hours' time I learned many a thing, including that in the future I would be far happier sticking to The Discovery Channel whenever I find myself craving under-the-sea cinema of any sort.
What else did I learn while foraging "into the blue," you wonder?