Lock Down Movies
Ok, maybe I’m going a little Stir Crazy being stuck at home. But I have decided to describe the lock down so far in the way of Movies. Have you seen Stir Crazy by the way. I love Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, I had no idea the movie was from as long ago as 1980 though. If you want a giggle it’s worth a watch.
Week One – 28 Days Later
Suddenly a virus was taking over the world and nothing was ever going to be the same again. In some ways I was so glad to get to 28 days and realise that we were not going to be under attack from the undead or some other related creature. No, our killer is completely unseen, you can’t see it coming. Hiding is all you can do. So stay at home and hope the nightmares stop.
What did I actually watch? I really enjoyed A Quiet Place even though it was sad and scary. Maybe not so scary as I thought it would be. Imagine keeping a baby quiet though? The next film looks interesting.
Week Two – School of Rock
I love Jack Black and I love School of Rock. But, suddenly parents all over the country found themselves practically in his position. A teacher with no qualifications! Teaching the three kids at home has not been easy. But we are doing what we can and whinging it as we go along. I think everyone else is doing the same, I hope everyone else is doing the same.
Thankfully the kid’s schools are being great, with constant contact, help and telling us all that whatever we do it will be enough. To date, getting up, getting dressed and learning something is the best we can do.
Week Three – Summer Came Early
Well, the weather was fab but we were told not to go out, no beaches or day trips. The back garden was the place to go, if you have one. And we do, we are one of the lucky ones. Of course walks are allowed, but so far we haven’t left the home.
So, thinking of one of our favourite Summer time movies we sat down and watched High School Musical 2 and dreamed of pools and golf and picnics on the lawn. And enjoyed a sing along. It may not be quite summer yet but it sure was warm enough.
Week Four – Easter
You may be thinking I’m out of sinc here, as Easter was week three of lockdown. But we stayed home a week early due to illness and not wanting the kids to go back to school once this whole nightmare was unfolding. So, we are ahead of most people and Easter was the start of our Fourth week of lockdown.
There are a lot of Easter movies to choose from, particularly a lot of old religious ones and kid’s films featuring Bunnies. If I had to choose one of my lock down movies to sit and watch for a whole afternoon though, it would be Avengers: Endgame
We did watch it and enjoyed it. In fact, only me and the Little Man had seen it before. We’d watched in a day when he’d been too poorly to go to school. Bless him, the movie is so long we had to pause it half way through so he could have a nap, then he woke up and watched the rest.
Endgame is the second part of the series, in the first Thanos gets rid of 50% of the population in a click of his fingers. Nothing is ever the same again and the Avengers are struggling in their own ways of dealing with their new lives. It makes me wonder of what sort of life we will be living after this virus is gone, or will it ever go? Are there any real super heroes out there that can give us a cure or vaccination? Sadly, there are no super heroes that can bring back those we have lost. There were sacrifices made in Endgame, but nowhere near as many as we have made. 🙁
Week Five – Room
Confession time, I loved the book, Room The film was not so good. Still, at week five we are suddenly realising what isolation is really like. Stuck at home, nowhere to go, staring at the same walls. I envy those that live near wide open areas they can go for a walk. We live in a city suburb and I really don’t want to be walking the streets. We could drive somewhere, but that isn’t really allowed. I guess, we’d get away with it because of my need of being somewhere wheelchair friendly. I don’t even know where we would go. I can think of places the kids could run around for a while, but I’d be stuck in the car park!
Escaping is on my mind, but whether we will do it I don’t know. Maybe we should do something before things are relaxed a little more? There will be less risk. I don’t want us to look like we are breaking the rules, but I think we all need to get out of here.
We are lucky though, at least we have computers and the internet, a back garden and a shopping delivery every week. We are not needing anything other than a change of scenery. We can do this.
How is your lock down going. Do you have any favourite lock down movies you want to share? Are you going Stir Crazy, rocking school or dreaming of a summer holiday? One thing for sure, I think things are going to be very different for a very long time to come.
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