Anonymous asked: how ecited are you for bait???? I can't wait!!!!!
Okay, I’m gonna be completely honest here, so lemme tell you a little story. *deep breath* I am absolutely terrified of sharks. We’re talking my end-all, be-all fear in life, no exaggeration. When I was little, while my sister and cousins were splashing around in the pool, I was still standing on the top step claiming to be too cold, so I wouldn’t have to join in. I stepped into the ocean once, up to my knees, and got stung by a jellyfish, which made me flee in horrifyingly unadulterated panic. The last large body of water I’ve been in was an eight-person hot tub in 2003, and even then, I was heavily supervised. I can’t watch scenes on TV that take place underwater, because it makes me extremely uncomfortable, as I always expect a shark to appear out of the depths.
What about Newcastle or even Drowning, you may ask? I have watched both, yes. I’ve watched them so many times, I know exactly when to look away to avoid such scenes. Unfortunately, this results in a lack of knowledge about very pivotal plot points. For all I know, Andy and Fergus could make out when they venture into the blue once Fergus makes it past the waves to surf (don’t worry, my sister assured me they don’t - or has she been lying this whole time?!). I can’t partake in the, no doubt, splendid viewing of a naked Fergus frolicking with Jesse in the ocean. And, trust, it saddens me beyond belief.
So (concluding this lengthy essay written as an answer you mostly likely thought would just be a simple “YES!!!”), when you question my level of excitement for Bait, I’m torn. Do I look forward to another movie featuring Xavier? Absolutely! Will I be at the movie theatre (once released in the US) as soon as I can rope someone into seeing it with me (so I can hold their hand, bury my face into their shoulder, or, worst case scenario, should I need an escort to guide me out)? Of course! Will I enjoy it whole-heartedly? I can only guarantee this if it’s a scene that involves Xavier sans shark. But I will at least attempt to watch the movie, even if it’s through parted fingers over my face (which is how I got through the trailer).