Friday, March 5, 2010

Our Alice in Wonderland Adventure


The Husband and I decided to go to the midnight showing of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. We were out to prove that mid-50’s is not Old Fogeyville. Of course, we can stay up till 2AM. Naturally, we can wear our Cheshire Cat wardrobes. Old is decades away for us crazy kids!

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…



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2 comments:

debvandet said...

Can't wait to see this after the crowds die down. It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Sheep Rustler said...

Can't wait to see it. Probably will next week. And then take the kids to see it later. I want to see it without interruptions first! And it does sound like a good one to see at least twice in the cinema = I can't remember the last time I did that!