We had a night out on the town alone, the wife and I, and we saw “Red Dawn.” It was a toss-up between this and “Life of Pi,” but the game of ‘paper, rock, scissors’ never fails in making these hard decisions. What I can tell you about this film is that it stands apart from the original, of which I am quite fond of. That was a classic piece of my youth, and I’m happy to say that this had no part in destroying it for me. The movie changes in some pretty major ways – thematically even. It was also modernized and made relevant in today’s political environment. “Life of Pi” would have been a better pick, but I’m glad we got to see this together as it was. Besides, “Life of Pi” is actually something the kids should see.
I am thankful for baby-smell, a daughter’s love, an oldest son’s helpfulness, and a wife that’s still here with us all.