Monday, March 26

playdate at the movies

Yes. We actually went to the movies this weekend. Without the usual cajoling even. Why? Well, because WJ's friend who he wanted to have a playdate with this long weekend---no school last Friday and today---wanted to see TMNT. Not exactly on my list of recent releases to see, but I have to say it was pretty good.

Being the old fart that I am, I don't remember the original turtles much. Hell, that was 20 years ago and I was in college already. But I do remember the craze they caused with the kids. Every other kid on the block just had to be a TMNT for Halloween that year. I'm sure there'll be a similar wave a panic this year as parents knock each other over trying to get that last Leo or Raph costume because their kid just has to be one of the cool turtles or their life will simply come to an end and they'll die of embarassment.

Anyway, we met up with one of WJ's little friends and his mom, paid way too much for popcorn, and snuck our water in under his coat cuz I flat out refuse to pay $3.00 for a freakin' bottle of water. We put the boys in the two seats in front of us so they could yap and we could visit without having to talk over the top of them.

And the movie was actually entertaining. I am just amazed at the animation. It was this cross between regular cartoon animation, anime, and total reality. Seriously cool! Of course the storyline is the typical good vs. evil, so no surprises there. All in all, it was good. The kids had fun. And I didn't have to drag the boy kicking and screaming.

Did you see any movies this weekend? What's the last one you saw?


Sizzle said...

i saw Zodiac about a week ago and really enjoyed it (great cast!) though it starts to feel long near the end which is never good.

Jay said...

I can't believe the turtles are making a comeback.

I saw Reign Over Me. I'm still crying about it.

Groove said...

I'll have to dig out my TMNT #2 and see if it's still relevant. Though I'm guessing in the new movie the TV chick wasn't stacked like a brick shithouse?

Liss said...

I saw The Blood Diamond and Casino Royale...both on DVD, but none the less, I would totally recommend

the weirdgirl said...

I seriously cannot remember the last movie I saw at the theater. That's a nice dream, though. Maybe someday.

Elizabeth said...

I'm so glad to hear you liked the movie because my 8 year old son is begging me to take him. The things we do because we love our kids, huh?!?