We got to the theatre around 11PM, where the line twisted around the building. No worries-it was showing in four theatres. People watching is fun at these events-lots of college kids, with and without costumes, their faces lit by complicated electronic devices. We did notice we were two of only a handful of Over 30’s. We proudly flaunted our wrinkles and gray hair!
Seated around 11:30, we ended up in the third row but it was fine. We listened to the rules for the 3D goggles, each set supposedly worth more than our very lives. Once we got our goggles, we were not to move about the building without them. I should have taken a visit to the ladies room to see what it looks like in 3D. Or then again, perhaps not…
All of those under 30 whippersnappers behaved very well during the film. No yelling, jumping around or cell phones ringing. Their parents raised them right!
The movie, once it started after the 3D previews, was excellent. Filled with good performances, Johnny Depp chief among a lovely cast, entertaining CGI effects like elongated people and disappearing cats, and a good story with, SPOILER ALERT, a happy ending. It was so good, I might actually campaign to see it in a theatre again and I haven’t wanted to see a movie in a theatre a second time since Star Wars… Yes, the original. Out before most of the kids we were in line with were born…
Do What You Love!