In honor of Veteran's Day, Tim and I watched "G.I. Joe Rise of the Cobra" Tim likes anything military, I like anything involving Channing Tatum possibly removing his shirt.
The movie was utterly ridiculous and completely awful. Not even 5 seconds of a shirtless Channing lifting weights helped, nor did a Wayans brother pulling faces. Here is some commentary during the viewing:
"Since when did the military allow goatees?"
"Well that was a Star Wars rip off."
"How long is this movie?"
"Isn't that Sienna Miller wearing a wig?"
"There goes the polar ice cap."
I can assure you, our commentary was more interesting than the movie.
I read this book solely based on the fact that I saw the trailer for the movie and it will be starring Channing, Channing in swim trunks on the beach, and a lot of syrupy love.
It's about a single father raising a sort of rebellious son, who eventually joins the Army when he realizes he is a bit of a loser and going nowhere in life. He meets a very Christian girl at the beach during one of his leaves. They continue their relationship through a series of letters and short visits.
Nicholas Sparks never writes a happy ending, "The Notebook" ends with Gena Rowlands living with no memory and thinking her children are strangers and dieing on a twin bed with a man who she doesn't even realize is her husband. "Message in a Bottle" ends with Kevin Costner lost at sea and "A Walk to Remember" ends with Mandy Moore dieing at a young age but marrying right before. "Nights in Rodanthe" ends with Richard Gere dieing while getting to know his son in Africa on a mission or something, and poor Diane Lane waiting for him to come through her door but instead is greeted with the son informing her Gere died in a mudslide.
I'm done with Nicholas Sparks.