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Avatar and our night out

December 19, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

So we just got back from Avatar. It was a full house with no room to spare. We got there about 30 min early and waited in line but got decent seats. Unsurprisingly, there were a lot of male adolescence present but I was surprised by the number of families that were in attendance.  Its a badass movie. Go see it. It’s a fun show that everyone can enjoy-if you like totally action packed, beautiful,  kickass genre defining SCI-FI movies that is. If you are into half cat, half human, tall blue scantily clad women you will be in heaven. There was a little language and some basic non gory violence. The plot is a little tired but it is packaged in a spectacular way. You will see things that you haven’t seen before. We saw the 3D version and I really enjoyed how the 3D was used to pull you into the movie. There are lots of scenes with small particles, like ash, or embers that seemed to just float around you.  You can tell Cameron cared about his artistic  vision and took his time with the movie. Its long 2+ hours but didn’t seem so the first go round. Both Dorothy and Sarah thought it was an awesome movie, so it was well worth the moolah.

So at our theater, the Cobb here in Lakeland they have a wind machine, its bright yellow and looks like a fancy time machine. It has cylindrical tube that you pay 2 bucks to stand in and the wind blows up to 80 miles per hour. It is covered by windows so you can see all the goodness that goes on inside to whomever decides to face its evil windy wrath.  Well D saw this tube thing and got all excited. She said “Please, Please, Please Let me go in there.”. I mean she was adamant, she really really wanted to go and I couldn’t figure out why she wanted in so bad because she had been to something similar to the one at MOSI in Tampa. So after a few moments of her pleading and giving me the puppy dog eye treatment I caved, gave her the 2 bucks and watched her step inside. Well the wind started picking up and Dorothy’s eyes kinda popped open, She looked at me quizzically through the glass, shrugged her shoulders and asked “What the heck is going on!?”. I had to shout back to her since the wind was picking up a pretty good pace and she was looking more and more freaked out every passing second, “What?” I hollered.

She replied very loudly, shrugging her shoulders and holding her hands up in frustration-“Where’s all the money? Where’re the dollars I’m supposed to catch?”. She thought it was a money spewing wind machine like you would see on a game show. Her face was to die for. She had this puzzled expression that was marred by the force of the wind and her anger was increasing with every passing second that didn’t present greenbacks floating in the wind. Man when she got out she was pissed. She had her hair all jacked up, had been freaked out pretty well and didn’t have a dollar to show for it. Plus she was mildly embarrassed by her misunderstanding.  It was very funny and her ego was salvaged with a large popcorn and a cup of pure sugar in the form of a blue slushy.

It was a good night, and tomorrow we fly to Tenn, where we hope to have a white Christmas and some good times with our families(even though mine are all sick).

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