Tonight I went to a premiere for the new Tom Cruise movie War of the Worlds. Needless to say, there’s been so much hype about this film it was easy to be excited and I knew I’d be in for a great time. And everything was great…until we got in the theater and were informed that purses and cell phones weren’t allowed. Although this was mentioned on the movie pass, I hoped they were joking. They weren’t. They were serious. So I had my son take my purse and all that back to the car. I won’t lie. I wasn’t very happy and horrible thoughts ran through my mind while we were waiting in line. Once the line started moving, I felt happy again…until these uniformed security folks started scanning us. I am not lying, even airport security at Bush Intercontinental wasn’t this tight. They scanned my five-dollar Wal-Mart umbrella. It was a trip. And folks in the audience were laughing and marveling over all these security measures — just to view a Spielberg flick.

But, I must say, WOO, that movie was sooooooooooooooooooo good. I’d say give the movie a good 10 or 15 minutes, then it’s on. Very intense. You cannot watch War of the Worlds and sit still. You will flinch. You’ll make noises. You’ll close your eyes. You may even scream. I loved it! The sound editing was wonderful, and the special effects top-notch. It is definitely an entertaining experience that will make you thing. I believe anyone over the age of 9 will really enjoy this movie. But little kids beware – some of the images may give you nasty little nightmares.

Just imagine all the different action packed alien, disaster films that have been out the past 10 years or so…War of the Worlds seems like a combination of those movies rolled into one. I would name the films but don’t want to spoil it for you. Soooo, yes, go see the movie this weekend (July 1st). It is worth the price of the ticket. And maybe even worth the aggravation of being scanned and treated like…Okay I won’t say what it felt like…as long as the movie is EXCELLENT, they can scan us anytime.


About Cydney

Author Cydney Rax, her debut novel My Daughter’s Boyfriend was released to lots of fanfare – and much controversy due to its racy content. Since then, she’s become an influential writer with a dedicated fan following. Her other sexy love triangles novels include My Husband’s Girlfriend, My Sister’s Ex (cited by Essence® as one of 2009’s best reads), Brothers and Wives, and the popular novella Desperate Housewife which was featured in the Reckless anthology.


  • VAR says:

    Hey Cydney! *smile*

    I didn’t know you had a blog. Now I can keep up with one of my favorite people in the world…lol.. I’ll have to definitely checkout this movie based on your recommendation. I wasn’t sure at first about it. I’m kind of tired of all the Tom Cruise gossip/news going on but I definitely enjoy his work as an actor…

    Happy 4th of July! Take care, Anthony *

  • Darni says:

    I plan to see the movie with my sister and my daughter. I was waiting for the crowd to die down a bit.

    Not able to take your purse into the movie?!?!? Women carry purses for a reason . . . not just to sneak in candy bars and chips (LOL). Geez, next they’ll have us removing our pockets from jackets and slacks . . .

  • CydneyR says:

    Hey VAR, good to see ya. LOL. Did you ever go check out the movie? And ignore all that Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes coverage (that’s the media blowing them up). Go see the film. One of my male friends said he screamed and hollared. LOL. Shhh, don’t tell anybody I said that.

  • CydneyR says:

    And hello Darni. Did you get a chance to see the movie???

    Oh, believe me, I asked the person what should I do with my feminine napkins (even though I didn’t have any). I just wanted to see the look on their face — because it is not cool to not let a woman carry her beloved purse.

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