This really is not a movie blog, but since I live in
Haitis Houston, it has been too friggin' hot to do anything else so off to the movies we go...
I'm sure you are thinking we saw THAT movie, the one with the wizards flying around or some such things... but no, we are not Harry hounds at my house. However, we did happen to be at the theater the day of that crazy premiere and ran into some friends waiting to get a seat...
Mind you, I snapped this pic at 5:30 p.m. and the movie started at MIDNIGHT... and they ALREADY HAD TICKETS, cute girls just wanted to make sure they got great seats. Ok, how bad a seat could you have in the Cinemark? It's not as if it were showing at the Superdome... anyhoo... pretty much every girl I know over the age of 13 was sitting on the floor of that lobby for HOURS waiting for their date with Harry and I'm thinking Sweet Son would have been wise to get a quick case of Potter fever... just sayin'.
Back to OUR movie... this one has been in the theaters for awhile now, so if you don't get to the movies soon you may have to wait for it to come out on DVD.
I had NO CLUE what this movie was about before we went... Dear Daughter asked me on the way if it was scary. OH NO, HONEY... I DON'T THINK SO. Ooops. Five minutes in she mouthed, "I hate this movie" and spent the rest of it with her head buried in my lap. Double ooops.
Regardless, Sweet Son and I thoroughly enjoyed this one... the young actors were awesome and Kyle Chandler (STILL crying from the series finale of "Friday Night Lights") as the dad just made it even better. Steven Spielberg doing what he does best... humor, romance, special effects, and drama all rolled up in one. And how could I not LOVE a movie where a bunch of pre-teen geeks break into a rousing rendition of "My Sharona"? MOST EXCELLENT.
Only complaint? There were a few choice words I would rather they had left out... of course, as I'm commenting on my disdain for a few of the word choices, Dear Daughter pipes up, "it's OK mama, kids say those words at school all the time"... NICE, well now I feel SO much better.
Oh, and be sure to watch all the way to the end of the credits...
you'll be sorry if you don't.