On Sunday Hubby and I went to see the Avengers movie. We figured it’d been out for a while and the theater wouldn’t be packed. We’d had a delicious steak dinner at Texas Roadhouse and got to Movies-10 20 minutes before the movie was due to start. We were happy to find the place was two-thirds empty. But our joy was short-lived. Every seat filled with mummies and daddies and hoards of noisy little curtain-climbers and ankle-biters before the pre-movie ads had finished.
One dad sat his young son in the only seat left, the one next to me. The boy was about nine or ten years old. Five minutes after the dad went to his seat (at the other end of the row) the wee fella digs his cell-phone out of his pocket, has a shifty down to see if Dad is looking his way, and turns it on.
Now, if there is one thing that rattles my cage in the movie theater it’s someone using a cell-phone. I feel like there’s an interrogation-like spotlight being held to my eyes. I give the wee fella a minute to see if he’s going to turn the thing off. Nope, he’s texting like a pro! So I say to him, “You need to turn that off.” And what do you know, he does! No humpfs, no dirty looks, just compliance. I like this kid.
He sits next to me and quietly watches the movie. Until it gets to the part where, Loki the bad guy, tags Iron-man (unsuited) with the minion-making sphere on the heart, then he jumps up, and turns to me saying, “It didn’t work because of the disk on his heart, remember?” He was so cute! And I’m like, “Wow, is that why?” Ha-ha.
Kids, they’re infectious. His little outburst reminded me of a time when I was in Residential school in Scotland. I was so engrossed in the Mary Tyler Moore show that I burst out in front of everyone in the T.V. lounge shouting, “It was you!, It was you!” to the character who was asking, “Who could have done this?” I was mortified when I realized that everyone was laughing at me. What can I say, I was a terribly shy kid.
If you haven’t seen the Avengers movie I’d recommend you do. It is fun, and highly entertaining. Some of the one liners are especially hilarious. I can’t imagine it would be as entertaining on DVD unless you have a projector in the house. On the big screen it is wonderfully larger than life. Just as it should be.