Tonight was a night of "firsts" for me... Several of them, in fact.
My wife and I went to see John Carter tonight. A movie date with my wonderful spouse of twenty-seven years was not a first. Watching the movie in 3D was. (Yes, I know what you're thinking. No, I've never watched a 3D movie before now. I'm old, takes me a while to get around to doing all these newfangled things, okay? And yes, I know I can never appreciate the wonderful world of 3D unless I've seen Avatar that way. 2D was sufficient. I will survive.)
So, the whole 3D experience was my first first tonight. My second first was spending less money at the concession stand than I paid for admission. And I got a BIG tub of popcorn (with loads of salt and butter because I like a little popcorn with my salt and butter, thank-you) and a whopper diet coke. (Tons of butter is perfectly fine as long as you wash it down with calorie-free drinks.)
My third first was watching a movie made from a book before I read the book itself. That's okay too because I have the e-book queued up in my Kindle reader (via my Android tablet.)
My fourth first is blogging about a movie. I mentioned in an earlier post that I intended to give the movie a shot and see how I liked it. Well, I'd have to give it a 6.5 on a scale of 1-10. It started about like I expected based on what I had read online. No real surprises. I loved the immortals, but the movie left a lot of questions about them unanswered. (Either that or I was too daft to glean the answers.) There was plenty of character development. The dialog was okay. The storyline tested my suspension of disbelief at times, but I saw the effort undertaken to keep it from shattering.
They did a good job making you feel for the characters--even the computer-generated ones. The movie's ending nicely tied up the questions it presented at the beginning. The real question, I suppose, is "would I go see it again?" The answer: not at the price I paid for admission. (I'm cheap, remember?) And no, I'm not the type to reveal the plot so don't ask.
All in all, I don't consider the time spent wasted. I was entertained and engaged, and that's what it's all about, right? Drop a comment and let me know what you think of the movie (or the book) if you've watched or read them.
I guess I'll wrap up the post here. The belly isn't too happy with me right now. Must be all the popcorn. It can't possibly be the butter.