Or how I learned to appreciate watching classic movies again.
My boys watched the Planet of the Apes for the first time. Being an old jaded fellow who knew the ending from day one due to the countless spoilers that have come from documentaries about hollywood films (and of course the Simpsons), I was pleasantly surprised at my children’s reaction to the film’s ending. “It was Earth?” they asked after sitting there dumbfounded. They sat there just amazed by that turn of events. The old codger in me slipped away and I could atually image the surprise those first audiences had.
It was nice to see the film through their eyes. The sudden twist and wonder they experienced by seeing the statue of Liberty in the sands. It made me appreciate the power of that last image that I had taken for granted for so long.
I can’t wait to re experience a whole slew of films to see their reactions. (The end of Road Warrior, Soylent green, Glory, and sixth sense will be interesting… of course not until they are older) It is almost like watching a film for the first time.
Anyone else had that experience of reliving a movie through their kids eyes?