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human nature, genetic inadequacies and hormonal imbalances wreak havoc.

Monday, May 23, 2011

... but choose wisely...

Further to my dilemma yesterday, I was seriously considering not choosing either, so that I wouldn't have to go out at all.  However, the thought of Chinese food was eating away at me, heh...  But then, day to day life being as bland as it is, I think I needed entertainment, something to fill the void that is me. When I got there, it didn't look too busy, being a Sunday and all. When I approached to get my ticket, I noticed that the price of admission had gone up $2.00 since the last time I had been... maybe sometime last year, I can't remember. Oh well... I was already there. I waited in line to get popcorn, and that seemed to take forever. So all totalled, $13.00. More than I had planned on.  In the back of my mind, I may have been  thinking "ooh... that Szechuan Chicken Chow Mein sure sounds good right now."

The theatre was half empty. I made my way down the aisle almost to the front, and took a seat on the right hand side. One guy a couple rows back and no one in front.  After the lights had dimmed and the previews began, a guy sat down in the row right in front of me. A few minutes later... a woman, with her clothes apparently drenched in perfume sat down next to him. Gah. The odor died down after a few minutes, but ... gah, is all I can say. The movie began.

Opening credits appearing on the screen, I noticed "Directed by Kenneth Branagh". I'm not sure if I knew that before. Interesting. I vaguely recall seeing Thor in comicbooks and I know a little bit about Norse Mythology, and what movies Mr. Branagh is known for. I had no pre-conceived notions and no expectations about it, nor am I a stickler. Some parts were great, some mediocre, some little bits sub-par, but it doesn't matter. I liked it, and I am glad that I watched it in a theatre. Even if you watch it and don't like it, you must admit that it is necessary to see it in a theatre for full effect. To be transported to a world of Science-fiction sprinkled with Norse Mythology and a pinch of Shakespeare was what I needed.

Oh... one more thing... Chris Hemsworth IS Thor.


DaveO said...

SG chose beefcake over beef lo mein. :P

Spockgirl said...

Hahaha. (A girl needs eyecandy too.)

Ralphd00d said...

Even I admit Chris H is "ripped".... Makes me kinda go GAGA over him, even if I ain't that way. And 'Thor' WAS definitely one to see in the theater setting.

Spockgirl said...

A guy admitting a mancrush is a rare thing indeed.

And totally... Thor was made to be seen in a theatre... I think movies like Fast Five, even Captain America, Xmen and Transformers... I can wait to see on DVD.

Big Sister said... on a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate the movie? (Gremlin question)

Nice pic, by the way.

Just think...when this comes out on DVD you can re-watch the "beefcake" and eat your beef lo mein at the same time in the comfort of your own surround sound with or without Gremlins...maybe spicy snoodles instead...

Spockgirl said...

Big Sis:
I have a hard enough time saying that I actually like or dislike something, let alone rating it on a scale of 1 to 10, as you know. However in this case, I would give it a generous 8, maybe even 8.5.

DaveO said...

Big Sister thinks of the future - very wise :)