January 23, 2011

Another dimension

Because I get motion-sick, I’ve avoided 3-D movies. But when my husband and I took Little Biker Boy to the movies last week, the man behind the ticket counter handed us glasses. “You can just shut your eyes if you feel sick,” my husband said helpfully. “Judging from the previews I’ve seen, you won’t miss much.”

Even before we saw it, we knew that the movie Little Biker Boy had chosen was pretty awful, with a predictable plot and some silly slapstick comedy. We didn’t exactly have to fight crowds to get good seats. We were, in fact, the only three people in the theater.

It was fun to have the whole theater to ourselves. My husband stayed in his seat and guarded our popcorn and drinks, while Little Biker Boy and I ran to the front, and pretended to be on stage. Then we tested out different seats, making noises to hear how the sound would be.

Finally, the movie started. The plot was idiotic, but I have to say, the 3-D technology is pretty amazing. Little Biker Boy kept yelling, “Can you see that? IT’S RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME!” and I’d yell back, “I KNOW! I can practically touch it!”

Any part with motion did make me feel a little sick so sometimes I just took off the glasses, closed my eyes, and listened to Little Biker Boy’s narrative. “DID YOU SEE THAT? THAT SLUG! CAME OUT OF HIS NOSE!”

My husband is the kind of person who stays absolutely quiet during a movie. But even he was moved to comment. He said to me in a whisper, so that Little Biker boy couldn’t hear, “I think this might be the worst movie I’ve ever seen.”

I had to agree that the plot was pretty painful. But still, the experience was worth it. As we gathered up coats and candy wrappers, Little Biker Boy said. “That was such a GREAT movie!” As we walked out, he held my hand and said to my husband, “Didn’t I pick a good movie?”

“I had fun,” my husband said to him. “That was a good idea you had – going to the movies.” And then we walked out into the snowy parking lot to drive home.

14 comments:

Lilian said...

o dear... I'm glad he enjoyed it, though!
P.S. I liked watching 3D in Narnia's The Voyage of the Dawn Treader -- though I was pretty frustrated with the adaptation, since that's one of my favorite books.

Cathy said...

Bless you two - you made his day - he will remember this - and it's all about the memories...

liz said...

What Cathy said.

Kyla said...

Sounds like a fun day for a little guy. We can't see 3D movies, because of KayTar's migraine/vertigo/nausea issues.

jo(e) said...

Kyla: I avoid 3D movies usually for those same reasons. I could never watch the whole time -- I'd get motion sick, and that would trigger a migraine. I kept my eyes closed about half the time during this movie. It was fun to experience the 3D technology, but I wouldn't choose it if I actually cared about seeing the movie ....

kathy a. said...

you did make his day -- i can feel his excitement from here!

poor guy may not often get to have those joyous times when he can be just a kid.

Maryjean said...

I don't remember a slug in Gulliver's Travels, which is I think the worst movie I've ever seen. But my two children loved that movie and thought it was hilarious.

I'm glad that Little Biker Boy was so excited by it. You helped create some special memories for him.

readersguide said...

Oh, Little Biker Boy. Sounds like a good outing.

Songbird said...

So glad you had that time with him.

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Sounds like a great time!

Tie-Dye Brother-in-law said...

For future reference...

<spoiler alert>

THAT SLUG! CAME OUT OF HIS NOSE!

</spoiler alert>


I was looking forward to seeing that flick, but now you've ruined it for me.

romelover said...

There is a special place in eternity for people like you and your beloved family.

And, for the record, whatever movie you saw could NOT possibly have been worse than Jaws 3-D. It failed even in it's technology.

(which just shows how old we are...)

romelover said...

and i didn't preview my comment and so, please remove the apostrophe in it's...i know it IS wrong.
(GAH)

Amelie said...

I love your husband's comments. And how you made Biker Boy's day.