Frick - we are so behind on our movie-going goal. It is so not going to happen. But I have faced this early on in the year and with enough counseling, I should make it through.
Yesterday, instead of going to Pride - we opted to go to see Toy Story 3. Like the Pixar movie, Pride has pretty much the same on-going cast of characters - and it's been all said and done before. The tipping point was the 90 degree heat and threat of thunderstorms. The theater had air conditioning - and popcorn.
The computer-generated characters in the movie were also not nearly as annoying as most of the folks who show up to Pride. ...and except for "Ken", they are not as gay-acting.
Because Denton is Denton, we didn't just go to the movie, or the 3-D version of the movie. Nooooooo.......
.....we went to
Truth be told - I'm not sure there is a lick of difference between regular 3-D and the new-fangled version, except another three bucks. Save your cash for your Milk Duds. Like with Up, I'm not sure 3-D is needed at all.
Every single commercial before the movie was Toy Story related. It was tres annoying. The marketing and tie-ins are way overboard. For that many commercials, the movie should have been at a discounted rate. I think every movie preview was in 3-D, so you had to wear your glasses for those too.
As always, the Pixar short prior to the movie was as good as, or better than, the actual movie. They do a great job with those. Day & Night was no exception.
The movie itself was good. It's getting great reviews and I think they did a good job with the story and action, but I don't think it was as clever as Toy Story 2. Yes, it had some very funny moments - and the first 5-10 minutes might be the best thing of the movie. Loved that. And I really like Buzz en Español.
And yes, there was some tender moments that would pull at your heart strings - but luckily for me, I have no strings........or heart.
Oh - and for the umpteenth time in Pixar movie history, you have to endure Randy Newman's music and "singing". What in g-d's name does that man have over the folks at Pixar?
Anyway, it was a fun and nice movie. Totally worth it - and oddly enough, the theater was only about 10% filled and not a lot of snot-nosed kids. I'm not sure how that happened - except for the fact that the ticket prices were way higher due to the XD 3D. Maybe not having kids in the place is totally worth the admission fee.
Oh - and once again, you totally get to see me with my 3D glasses on.
C'mon, they wanted me to recycle them but we paid big bucks for them. I know I have no use for them, but now no one else will either.
Song by: Lene Lovich