Looks like I’ll be sharing the largest theater in the cinema with one person who likes to sit waaaaaay in the back and all the way to the right.
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Turns out the movie theater I go to rotates out movies day to day. By the time I actually go to the movie on Friday I’m guessing more seats will have been taken. Oops.
Yes, every one of these people were in our theater when we went to see “Gravity.” Actually they were quiet for I’d say 95% of the movie which is pretty good. Especially because so many moments in the movie are very quiet. What I don’t get though is when there’s an intense scene followed by a slow one, sometimes people think that the quiet scene is the good one to talk during. Like “Oh phew, that’s over, I’ll relax by talking.”
Also there was a guy with friends who could NOT STOP nit-picking the film all the way from when the credits started rolling up through when the theater staff was cleaning. Even when we left they were STILL there talking.
These people seriously must be like children who say stuff that they know to be correct in order to be rewarded somehow. I can’t imagine what else possesses them to speak so LOUDLY inside the theater such obvious observations.
Anna and I each Shh-ed two separate groups of people and then did a DOUBLE SHH attack at this guy the second time he spoke outloud.
Sorry for the late comic. I was pretty tired after working Comic-Con and was enjoying a day off by seeing Pacific Rim.
In case you can’t tell, I LOVED IT. I was saying on Twitter that it was the first time I’ve teared up because something was so freakin’ awesome. Literally “awesome” in this case because the movie inspired awe.
It’s positively insane that it’s not doing better business in the U.S. but this country just doesn’t have the appreciation for giant robots that aren’t insect-looking spikey things designed to sell toys. It’s okay, Japan will surely match the international box office so far when it comes out there.
I was talking with Anna afterwards and we were trying to think of what other directors out there are creating cool fantasy worlds with science fiction and creature elements in them but came up short. I love all the creatures in Guillermo del Toro’s films Â and worship the ground he and his concept artists walk upon.
It’s interesting how one director can take robots fighting in a city and have it be such a slog to get through like Transformers 3 and another can make my smile reach critical mass until I can’t smile anymore. That’s the power of a good director there. So many “Oh man, it’s ON” moments in Pacific Rim that just show the sheer joy and sense of fun in the film.
GO SEE IT.
So I ended up fact checking my comic and it’s actually not entirely true. We went to see “Man of Steel” and “World War Z” at the Arclight theater here in San Diego. If you’re not familiar with the theater, it’s a movie theater where you can reserve your seats so that once you get a seat that seat is yours. It’s a couple bucks more than a normal theater but compared to New York it’s either the same or a little bit cheaper.
When we were in the theater I noticed that there were always people in the easily accessible seats in the front of the back section which I assumed were all seats for handicapped people. While they are probably the most easily accessible by people with disabilities, the blue seats on the seating chart are actually empty spaces designated for wheelchairs.
Still though, the thought that people would willfully Â buy handicapped seats was too funny for me to pass up even after fact checking it.
I think there isn’t a movie theater that’s open long enough to see this many movies, but we are going to be seeing a couple of these on Saturday because it’s going to be pretty hot that day and our apartment doesn’t have any a/c. Or rather, the a/c in it is broken and reportedly even when it’s working it still doesn’t work well.
Last night Anna and I went with a friend to see the movie Thermae Romae which is a Japanese film based off a manga about a bath architect in ancient Rome (played by Japanese actor Hiroshi Abe) who is magically warped to present day Japan via various baths or bodies of water. There he catches a glimpse of the various modern Japanese bath technologies and implements them into new designs in ancient Rome.
It’s a funny movie and the actor actually won the Japanese academy award equivalent for his performance.
Anyway, there was an older woman sitting next to Anna who had some caramel popcorn inside of a plastic concession container. Apparently this woman thought that the best solution for her eating her popcorn would be to open the container PAINSTAKINGLY SLOWLY which means a lot of plastic grinding noise for what felt like a minute every time she opened it. Then she would eat a few kernels and shut it. She would then repeat this process countless times during the film and it would get exponentially more annoying every time.
Oh and she was also one of those people who says aloud the things in the movie as if she’s made a grand deduction about the plot when in fact she’s just pointing out what’s happening on the screen at that exact moment. Also she pointed at things on the screen, as if her husband wasn’t watching the same movie at the time. But I wasn’t looking at her husband, maybe he was watching something on and iPad or phone and needed to be told to pay attention.
When we went to see “Looper” there was a guy with his friends sitting in front of us. They were quiet most of the time, but the guy on the right thought he was way ahead of what was going to happen in the movie.
When I was at a movie there was an older woman who was either with her daughter or grand daughter. She couldn’t open her bottle and came a few seats over to ask me to open it.
I opened it.