Yesterday I met my brother’s girlfriend, Katrine, for the first time. What with me being admittedly (and at times exaggeratedly so) socially awkward, I figured I’d be the most nervous out of the three of us. Especially since Katrine hails from Denmark and, despite our countries having bridged (literally) the distance between us, there is a very distinct language barrier to overcome.
It turned out that Katrine was just as – maybe even more – nervous as I was. Possibly so because my brother
practically forced was very eager for us to meet.
I had been looking forward to meeting Kat. Well, sort of. The whole socially awkward-thing kind of turns every new extroverted happening into a chapter from a George R.R. Martin novel…
Anyway, Fredrik had suggested that we’d go see a movie, which I was all for. He wanted to see the remake of Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles, which I vetoed on the grounds of it being a movie about teenage ninja mutant turtles.
Instead I suggested we’d go see Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman (both of whom I’m a big fan), and written & directed by Luc Besson, which is the mastermind behind some of my favorite movies (Léon, The Fifth Element, Nikita & The Transporter).
We’d all seen the trailer which seemed very promising, so I didn’t even have to use any of my guile to convince either of them (which I almost thought was a small letdown since I had prepared myself for a battle of the wits).
Unfortunately, apart from the first 13,5 minutes (roughly) and a few other well written/acted scenes, it was a complete disaster. I thought it was overly pretentious and trying way too hard while somehow still managing to be lazy – parts of it almost seemed to be taken straight from Through the Wormhole, which, for those who don’t know, is a science show narrated by Freeman.
The worst part is that it was my suggestion. I’m guessing that’ll be held against me next time we’re going to the movies.
Despite the unfortunate movie experience, it was really nice to meet Katrine. I have pretty high standards for any girl who wants to date my brother and so far she measures up (unlike the movie)!