Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cinematic Milestone

Movies are your best entertainment value.  The popcorn, on the other hand...The last movie I saw in a theater was "American Splendor" back in November of 2003. The birth of our daughter later in the month pretty much put the kabosh on such activities for the next, oh, four years and eleven months.

Last Saturday, however, I finally returned to the movie-going segment of the population when Michelle Mariel and I went to see "WALL-E" at the local $2 movie complex.

Over the Summer, Mariel had become somewhat obsessed with the idea of seeing "WALL-E" in a theater.

I am happy to report that we had a very successful outing. She sat patiently waiting for the lights to dim and enjoyed all the coming attractions. (Egads, they just puke up these CGI animated features anymore!)

A big bonus was that a short ("Presto!" by the PIXAR guys) was included before the feature. It was funny & fast paced.

Mariel sat in rapt attention through the first hour of "WALL-E." She loved all the Earth-bound scenes, especially when WALL-E and EVE get together.

Her interest waned once the action shifted to the mother ship that had been careening through the universe for 700 years.

In a very sweet voice she whispered to me, "Can we go home now?"

And that's just what we did.

I hope she'll have fond memories of her "first movie."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I pretty much only see a movie in a theater about once a year, and they are always for the kids - started with the cartoony ones, then on to Harry Potter, Spiderman, that sort of thing. Now they are agitating to see W and Religulus, so the times,they are a changin'.

October 26, 2008 8:43 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

Sounds like a beautiful outting!

October 27, 2008 7:32 PM  
Blogger Allan said...

I love a happy ending.

October 28, 2008 6:17 PM  
Blogger Synchronicity said...

awww so sweet. I had heard good things about that movie...haven't seen it yet.

November 06, 2008 5:18 PM  
Blogger DirkStar said...

I took Micah to see, Who Killed the Electric Car...

He jeers every time a car commercial comes on T.V. now.

November 07, 2008 7:50 PM  

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