Wednesday, 29 June 2011, Day 218/365.
I’m a member of our local car breakdown authority and get their magazine. In this magazine at least a couple of months ago they advertised movie previews of Cars 2 and because JJ saw it too he expressed an interest in going. Because it was near his birthday and because it sounded like a good idea I agreed.
Unfortunately we couldn’t go to our closest cinema and the one we did go to is a pain to get parking for so we were a little bit rushed and by the time we got in there it was already quite packed but we managed to get two seats not too close to the front.
The ticket price included a drink and some popcorn and I think most of the popcorn was on the floor by the time we arrived, something that JJ also noticed and couldn’t quite believe because why would you waste popcorn when you can eat it?
Unfortunately a kids movie and a large cinema packed with people means quite a bit of noise and I can’t believe how loud some kids were. I swear I could hear a couple of kids that were sitting nowhere near us, quite clearly. And the kids behind us hardly stayed in their seats at all. It would have been okay if they didn’t keep accidentally pulling on my hair when walking around behind us.
I’m pleased to note that my son was very well behaved and whenever he talks at the movies I tell him to be quiet, or quieter. That’s my job as a parent.
All the noise and chaos aside I quite enjoyed the movie even with my son telling me to make sure I watch this bit and that bit because he’d seen it before with out of hours school care. I said more than once that of course I would watch it, I was watching the whole movie.
It was reminiscent of the James Bond movies with the English speaking spy car doing amazing things and the car chases were beyond belief. I wondered more than once why cars have buildings to hang out in like humans do. I even had a stab at rightly guessing who the ‘baddy’ was and at least that’s something that my son didn’t spill the beans on.