Because I use the old-man walker, I avoid going out in public. Aside the necessary trips to the Doctor’s, lab, Walgreens, and gas station, I am only going back and forth from my job to home. I don’t really like the idea of people looking at me or, especially, kids pointing at me. I’ll save it for when I break out the crutches.
BUT, I did go out last night. I was planning to meet up with Stacey and Kraig. Stacey was going to let me borrow her crutches (and save me about $100) when she also asked if I wanted to go to the movies and see Earth which was premiering. I took her up on the offer and saw it with her, Val, and Adam.
So this movie, Earth is a big freakin’ rip-off. Hold on there, because I’m about to get even more confusing than I normally am. Anyways, the film is gorgeous and the fact that it’s narrated by James Earl Jones is just icing on the cake. The reason why it’s a rip off? I’ve seen it before! While they were showing the segment on the polar bear and her two cubs emerging out of the den, I thought to myself, “This looks familiar.” The segment with a Bird of Paradise doing its dance and fluffing itself out to look like a black and blue neon face sealed it for me. I had seen this before but I couldn’t remember exactly where. At first I thought it might be something I saw at Disney World. Eventually it came to me. It was from those Planet Earth episodes on the Discovery Channel. They took out bits of a documentary series, re-edited it, placed in new narration, and then repackaged it to be sold all over again. Despite the fact that I feel like I’ve been cheated out of $3.50, the film is great—the documentary, Planet Earth, is spectacular. I’d recommend watching that one. It is cheaper and better.