Something Random to Share with the Man in Your Life!

As desperately as we girls love our romantic comedies, period dramas, and kissing scenes…boys love their action adventure movies, right?  Well, the truth is that I love action adventure movies, too!  (Especially if they have good running…i.e. Shia LaBeouf in the Transformer movies, Eagle Eye, etc.  He’s a great runner!)  And one of my favorite, favorite action movies (though it is admittedly considered a “B Movie”) is the first installment of Jason Statham’s Transporter films…The Transporter!

I LOVE The Transporter!  (I do have to sort of endure The Transporter’s romantic interest in this film…she’s not who I would’ve chosen for him…but it makes sense, considering the story line.)  Furthermore, my husband and sons love The Transporter, too!  The choreography of the fighting scenes is awesome!!!  AND I have a secret desire and wish…I totally wish I could drive the way The Transporter does!

Let’s veer of for a moment as I ramble about the importance of movie-fairness in couple relationships and family relationships.  As we all know, women will usually choose something light-hearted or romantic when it comes to a movie, while men prefer action most of the time.  I remember when my kids were all at home we always had a family movie night.  At first, I just picked all the movies because I was trying to make sure that both my daughter and my sons had a good, well-rounded exposure to different kinds of movies.  I didn’t want them growing up to be like so many people I knew who couldn’t sit through a movie and enjoy it if it wasn’t just the one kind they liked.  Therefore, the boys grew up learning to endure/enjoy musicals, period films, old black and white movies…and my daughter grew up learning to endure/enjoy things that the boys liked.  Naturally, as the kids got older, it became more difficult choose movies that everyone would enjoy.  So we started taking turns choosing.  All of us took a weekly movie night and chose whatever we wanted…keeping in mind, however, that it was for everyone to watch, so there needed to be that consideration.

This actually worked for quite awhile, until my daughter realized that there were three males in the family and only 2 females.  So the ratio of girl movies to boy movies was skewed.  But it was what it was and we continued this until the kids were grown (we still do this with our youngest son, Trent…being that he’s still at home).

However, it got me to thinking about the fact that even as adult couples we girls need to be willing to watch some action, and the man in our life should be able to make it through a Doris Day movie once in a while.  Right?  And after babbling on nonsensically here…I have to say that this is one reason I like The Transporter so much…we ALL love it in our family…girls and boys!  So I figure it’s a good couple pick, too!  Your husband, boyfriend, brother or teenage son should enjoy it because it’s totally action packed (and Jason Statham’s fight scenes are AWESOME!) and you might enjoy it because Jason Statham’s character is uber cool, suave and heroic!

Now that we’ve established the reasons why men AND women can enjoy The Transporter, let’s talk a little about The Transporter movie star himself.  We’ve established that Jason Statham plays the role of The Transporter (If you’ve ever seen The Italian Job (Love it!) he plays handsome Rob) and is perfect!  But Jason didn’t start out as The Transporter, however.  He was on the British Olympic Diving Team, and was ranked 12th in the world in diving in 1992.  (What is it with Hollywood and swimmers?)  BUT to me (and my family) he’s known simply as The Transporter.  He’s well known in the Men’s  Health arena, and in many physical fitness venues.  (That’s something he and I do NOT share, by the way.)  I find it interesting that, though he was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England…his accent doesn’t really sound English.  Hmmm.  But anyway…blah blah blah…

By the way, there are two other Transporter movies, but the first one…The Transporter…is the purest.  And by purest I mean that even though it obviously had a lower budget, it’s got more action and, in my opinion, a better story line.  And I don’t know why I chose The Transporter DVD as this week’s contest (probably to encourage us girls to sit down and watch something with our guys that they will really enjoy for a change), but I did.

So, Tiffany Deza…you won last week’s contest for the P & P soundtrack!  (E-mail your address to me at marcialmcclure@cs.com please, and I’ll get your soundtrack dropped in the mail for you!)

Meanwhile, leave a comment here to enter this week’s contest for a DVD of The Transporter!  What should you comment about?  Hmmm.  How about other movies you’ve found that cross the barriers between chick flicks and guy films!  Fun!  And…just to pique your interest…here’s the original movie trailer for The Transporter!

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15 Responses to Something Random to Share with the Man in Your Life!

  1. Danielle H says:

    Hmmm… I have never seen this movie! It sounds good though.
    So, some movies that I’ve found both guys and girls like? Well, in my family (we have 3 boys and 4 girls), we all like “the Man from Snowy River.” It’s a good one. We also like movies like “National Treasure,” “Kindergarten Cop,” and “Prince of Persia.” My Dad’s usually the hardest one to please (he’d have us watching John Wayne all day long, which I’m actually OK with, but whatever), but we all love the John Wayne movie “McClintock.”

  2. Stacey says:

    My hubby and I loved that show! I think he even watched it twice in one day! I agree on the love interest thing, not who I was thinking… more of a redhead! heehee! And hubba hubba Jason Statham! I love him, and The Italian Job was a “gooder”show too! I love the Fast and the Furious movies,Count of Monte Cristo, Anything with Vin Diesel, and The Rock!! Action and eye candy!! Love this post!

  3. Ramona says:

    I think alot of the new super hero movies like, Thor, Iron Man and Captian America have a nice combination of action adventure and romance with the heros fighting the bad guys but also falling in love with their girl:) Another movie my husband and I like to watch is “Taken.” The father in that movie is amazing!

  4. Mindy says:

    Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorites to watch with my husband!!! Its funny, action packed, and keeps you guessing… plus its got a little love story on the side… Not to mention it has Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law in it… 🙂

  5. J. Michelle says:

    Hitch, totally goes both ways. It’s actually a chick-flik that my husband can sit through. I totally loved Wolverine as well, actually, any action that has hot men in it and I’m pretty happy to sit through 🙂 Liam Neeson, Hugh Jackman, oh, and a recent favorite: Christian Kane (TV show “Leverage”). Usually, I can get my husband to watch a chick flik as long as it has a hot girl or two that he likes, goes both ways, and I think that’s the important thing.

  6. J. Michelle says:

    Forgot to mention: Christian Kane stars as Eliot Spencer in “Leverage”. (sorry, forgot that part, suppose you could’ve Googled it though)

  7. Holly Kurtzeborn says:

    Please enter me into the contest! I love Jason Statham! We just saw The Adjustment Bureau. It was a little bit of a weird/different/interesting movie, but the little romance story was great! Matt Damon’s character would totally have done ANYTHING for Emily Blunt’s character. You could tell he was in love with her and wanted to have her at all cost! They had great on-screen chemistry! There was also enough action and mystery in the show for guys to stay hooked too!

  8. Heather Hilmer says:

    This is a fun blog! I’m not entering the contest since I just won the mexican jumping bean one, but I wanted to share my movie idea anyway. It is HARD to find movies that both me and my husband like, but the one that comes to mind that we both LOVE is “A Knights Tale” with Heath Ledger.

  9. Emily says:

    I’ll have to put The Transporter on my rental list!

  10. Corrie C says:

    I completely agree that “couples” should support one another by watching each type of movie, but to be honest I find that I prefer to watch my chick flicks alone….otherwise my hubby just makes fun of me and ruins the mood. I get even by mocking the drama in his video games so it’s all good….but on our movie nights we have enjoyed all the movies listed so far, but one to add to the forever classics list is Pirates of the Caribbean (the first one).

  11. Kristy says:

    I like Hugh Jackman movies, specifically Wolverine and even my husband didn’t mind watching Australia. We also both like the new superhero movies coming out, Thor and Captain America were both fabulous! I’m a sucker for a hero!

  12. Christina says:

    Loved that movie!! And all the guys I know loved it too!

  13. Kacee says:

    Wow – gotta watch that movie! Since my daughter married & moved away, I’m the only female at our house and this movie looks like it could be a favorite for all – like Itallian Job. Thanks!

  14. Ashley says:

    I think just these two words will say enough…..AMERICAN OUTLAWS!!!!! Yum and the men enjoy it also.

  15. Dawn Sherman says:

    The benefit of most action fliks is that the leading men are usually devestatingly handsome and occasionally have a dreamy accent (like Jason:). I haven’t figured out how to get my husband to watch Gone With The Wind or Pride & Prejudice YET. I almost had him watching the new Clash Of The Titans when I told him how great the ation was THEN he saw me crying at the end when the girl came back and he backed out. LOL!

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