June 28th, 2007

Watching TV


femetal and I watched Casino for the first time last night. People have been telling me how violent the movie is for a good ten years now. Between that and the cast list (Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone, Kevin Pollak) I was intrigued, and it finally came up in our NetFlix queue.

I liked it. It wasn't a truly great movie, but the story and characters were interesting and the acting was class A across the board. It was worth spending half of an evening filling this gap in my pop culture foo.

Kim had been warned that she might not like it, given how graphic it is. Ironically, this was technically correct. Her immediate reaction after it ended?

"I didn't care for it. It wasn't violent enough."

Folks, she wasn't kidding. She wasn't saying that just to posture or to be contrary to what she'd been told. Her critique centered around the death of one of the main characters (I won't say who, lest I spoil the movie for those who haven't seen it). It wasn't brutal enough to satiate the bloodlust my lovely wife had developed for the character, and she felt cheated.

I <3 my warrior woman.