Tuesday, April 11, 2006


This past Sunday night, Julie and I had Rob and Julie Hall over after Church to watch King Kong. I had already seen it in the theatre, but Julie hadn't and I wanted to see the fight scenes again so we rented it and invited the Hall's over.

I love that movie. I have to say it. I know the acting is terrible, and the relationship between the skipper and the black skpper named deck-hand "Jimmy" seemed a little too "broke-back sailboat"-ish at more than one place.
Nevertheless, I am a red-blooded American man, which means I love violence -- especially violence between Monkeys and Dinosaurs. I tend to get carried away (notice my face in the mirror).

We all got carried away.

Julie Hall especially.

Furthermore, the graphics are so realistic. That monkey looks real. Some things about the movie were rediculous of course. I thought that it was unusual that a King Kong eat a single bananna, try an hookup with another 35 ft. monkey, or throw feces at anyone (I have never been to the zoo when this doesn't happen). That seemed a bit unlikely to me, but on the whole, it makes sense why they would edit those takes out when watching Kong rip a T-Rex in two is so much more enriching.


suzanne said...

All I have to say is "Insect Pit" I am still creaped out by that. I shudder when i think of it

jeileenbaylor said...

I totally agree with you suzanne, that bug scene just totally freaked me out! ...yikes!

OTwannabe said...

I just liked the big, darn monkey!!

kjvernacular said...

After perusing the men's blogs these past several weeks, I must admit that I was not surprised to find this sort of post on your family site.

Contrary to what you might expect, I'm not looking to judge your entertainment choices or your use of the Lord's Day.

But, I do have a concern with someone - a seminarian at that - who publicly opposes scriptural teaching. Thoughts from Psalms alone are enough to speak to this issue...

KJV Psalm 11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
KJV Psalm 7:16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.

with respect, it seems that you are carelessly endangering your own pate.

robertlhall said...

I'm with kj on that. amen. Baylor does love violence. I don't even know why I hang out with him or am in pictures with him.


kjvernacular said...

amen, brother.
come out from among them and be ye separate!

robertlhall said...

Just kidding Baylor,
Actually, thanks for having us over. We appreciate the fellowship. I am reminded of a good KJV verse :)

1Ti 6:17 “Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;”

If I may quote Barnes on this verse: “Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy - The meaning of this seems to be, that God permits us to enjoy everything. Everything in the works of creation and redemption he has given to man for his happiness, and he should therefore trust in him. [God]…has given everything, and he on whom so many and so great blessings have been bestowed for his comfort, should trust in the great Benefactor himself, and not rely merely on one of his gifts.”

Which includes friendships. It’s cool that we can enjoy Christian fellowship and thereby be sanctified and pointed to Christ. All that to say, thanks for having us over; we enjoyed The Kong.

Rob and Julie

Tim St. Clair II said...

Hey Baylors,

My wife and I are new to the blogger world, but we are really enjoying being able to reconnect with our college friends. Life is going well for us, our daughter Rennah just turned two! Time flies!

About Kong, I enjoyed the movie myself, but my wife has to leave during the bug pit scene. She can't stand the noises they make.

Come see our family on our blog. We love and miss you guys!

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