In this day and age, it can be quite easy to rely on the progress of technology to get you what you want when you want it, all without having to leave the comfort of your home. Unfortunately, even something as cool & exciting as the date night movie has fallen victim to this inherently lazy way of living life.
A date night, along with a date night movie, are made to actually get you to do something more than just sit at home and stream something you can kind of watch. It also gave you a chance to spend some time with someone special, grab a bite to eat, take a walk along the beach, anything really. Instead, we “veg” at home and use game console controllers to navigate the menus of our subscription-based programming. While you might contend that live doesn't get much sweeter, the truth is that it does, and you are missing out on a lot.
So, take a second and look back at your last few date night movie adventures. Have they actually been spent out in the world, or did you both decide to stay home & hang? If it's the latter, these movies might just be what you need to get you to your local movie theater for your next date night:
Solo: A Star Wars Story – Anyone who has seen the Star Wars movies knows that the most suave character of all was Han Solo. He was charming, sexy, cool, and he had his own space craft. No matter which way you looked at it, he was who we all wanted to be (no disrespect to Luke, of course). In this new movie, we get a chance to learn more about how Han became the maverick we've grown to love, as well as how he got to know the people he knew.
Breaking In – This one is intense. If ever there was a relationship you didn't mess with, it is that of a mother and her children. Here, our hero mom is going to stop at nothing while trying to save her children as they are held hostage by a group of nefarious figures. This is an action movie for the sake of being full of action sequences.
Incredibles 2 – It's been almost fifteen years since the release of the first movie, so fans have been anticipating this one for a long time. This film tackles the changing dynamic of the modern American home, as well as societal views on those who are different. There's even some cleverly woven interplay about people change as parents. There's a lot packed into this one & it appeals to all ages.
Make your next date night movie special by actually ditching the streaming & go paint the town red! Even if the movie might not have been to your liking, make that part of the fun. Grab a cup of coffee afterward & discuss it. Who knows? You might learn a little more about yourselves than you thought. The important thing to keep in mind is making your next date night more than just an appointment – make it special.