Saturday, December 13, 2008

Can You Say Double Standard?


So...the other night..The Hubby and I watch Casino Royale...I know we are a little late to the party! I liked Peirce Brosnan in the role of 007...I liked that he was a suave 007 who seemed to have a sense of humor and I wasn't ready for him to leave the role. I don't think he cared as much as I did. Anyway, Hubby didn't suggest going to see it and I boycotted it the same way I did Mr. and Mrs. Smith...yes, I know I am insane!


Back to Casino Royale...My daughter and Her Hubby bought it and lent it to us to watch...Hubby is quiet and so am I...

It starts off really violent but y'know what's a murder or two in the first few seconds of a movie and then real soon there is a roll- in- the- hay ..I know I sound like my mother...I now have her arms too!

Hubby is still quiet...I think he has gone to sleep...but it gets bright at one point and I see he is indeed awake... just really quiet!

So we get to the "Halle Berry" shot only it's Daniel Craig coming out of the water in his little swim suit and I hear this loud sighing sound like someone letting the air out of a tire...

It's Hubby...
"What's wrong?" I say.

"Oh...nothing!" he says. I have this feeling we have done this before but the roles are not quite right...something is different!

Then the big torture scene...

I am a little confused at this point but I see this guy kicking the cane bottom out of a chair and then...the next scene Daniel Craig is naked...naked!

So...I am still confused and I say out loud to Hubby..."Is he naked?" (I am thinking that would be torture to me...Take all your clothes off while we make fun of you!)

"Of course he is naked!!" Hubby snaps and seems all mad at me!

"Well, I didn't tell him to take all his clothes off!" I snap back!

All...I can think of is all the dumb movies I have watched over the years ...where girls are being chased and as they run their clothes fall off and all the other preposterous ways women end up naked in films....I mean years of this dumb stuff!

So...My Hubby doesn't care for this stuff any more than I do! I will be interested if he takes me to see the new Daniel Craig movie!

15 comments:

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

My hubby will watch anything... and I mean ANYTHING, as long as there are no commercials, no Robin Williams, no John Wayne and no Tom Hanks... he doesn't care about the clothes thing and really I don't either, it's more a case of who is starring in the movie for us. I do think that Daniel Craig is sort of homely though.

Rhonda said...

You know, I don't WANT to see men naked in films (ie Sex in the City), but it IS about time they even up the score a bit. Women have nude scenes in every single movie, and even kids movies and cartoons, girls have to have boobs hanging out of their little outfits. Why?

Anyway, men suck. They just can't accept this reverse role. Women have accepted it as Hollywood, and it has gotten much worse over the years because of that. Quite possibly men will NOT accept this and so it will stop. Maybe we should take a lesson from that and fight and sigh and get mad about all the nude scenes that women do!

Ronda's Rants said...

I don't think it was called for...I know I sound old fashioned but...how they tortured him didn't require nakedness to hurt! That's all I am saying!

Mariah said...

I haven't seen a good movie in ages...maybe I need to go to movies where people get naked

Karyn said...

Oh gosh! I am still laughing. I liked the new Bond, my DH thought Bond showed too much skin too. I just thought new Bond was trying to be tougher than Jack Bauer on 24.

Lauren said...

HAHA on hubby. He probably couldn't stop thinking about how he measured up. Serves him and the rest of them right!

Dawn said...

I haven't seen that movie and am probably glad now! I prefer the romance type stuff, but my husband loves to watch that kind of movie. I just play on my computer when he does!

Linda S said...

I'm fine with them keeping their clothes on. I'd prefer to understand the plot. Oh, if there is one...maybe that's why they need to be naked??

Jeanne said...

Too funny. I had this idea a few years ago about a calendar for women along the lines of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit deal. Mr. January is 25 and barechested, leaning against a junky car. As the year progresses the men get older, less hot but noticeably wealthier. Mr. December is on life support, and the woman sitting at his bedside is dripping with diamonds and smiling like she's about to hit the Lotto.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I totally agree with you Ronda! I don't get it...My imagination is way better anyway! :)

Z's Mom said...

hahahaha.....you had me laughing.....

I can't tell if you liked it or not! I know, it was a really long movie....but I prefer that if thats what it takes to telling a story...rather than chopping it to bits...

I also liked him naked....it made me uncomfortable since they were torturing him.....but....its the 1st Bond they've had with a good body....so I guess they took advantage of that. ;)

Also...he's not naked in the next movie....and it flies by super fast.....not long and drawn out.

Ronda's Rants said...

I think over all I did like it...I might understand the plot more the second time...
I just think Hubby didn't expect him to be a naked Bond!

Jennifer said...

My husband loves Bond movies--but I jut can't get into them! I think I might have appreciated a little nudity to take my mind off all the violence!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Casino Royale just happened to be on cable last night and we watched it. The entire plot of the movie was stupid, which I am sure attributed somewhat to the choice of the naked scene in the cane chair. Yes, Ronda, it's all a double standard.... mostly I let Hubby watch the garbage on the boob tube and I play on my computer. My hubby had absolutely no reaction to the male nudity on the movie... he never does.

Karyn said...

Love Jeanne's idea for the calendar!