Friday, October 21, 2005

Bear With Me On This One

So I just watched "National Treasure" with the kids (not-so-little-R. got a pile of Borders gift cards for his birthday and this was one of his purchases). It was really quite delightful. I don't suppose, especially with a gun to my head, that I could claim it was a "good" movie, but we all enjoyed it very much.

What I wanted to mention specifically here was a little moment towards the end *SPOILER ALERT DO NOT READ FARTHER ETC. ETC.*

...when the history buff/treasure hunter hero and history buff/national archives bigwig heroine are in peril on a rotting spiral staircase way beneath Trinity Church. At a quiet moment the hero takes the heroine in his arms and says, "I'm sorry, I'm so sorry I dropped you, but I had to save the Declaration of Independence," and she says, "That's okay! I would have done the exact same thing!" He does this great double take, says, "You would?" and obviously goes through the thought process of hey, that's not okay, you're a woman and my romantic interest and you should...but if it's the right thing for me to do, then it's the...actually, it's kind of hot!

I think it's an awesome, subtle, feminist moment.

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