I had the opportunity to take in the new Simpson’s Movie at the theater in Ames. I did have some reservations about going, the first being I am not one to spend seven dollars plus on a movie that is in a large room on a bigger screen. To me it just isn’t that important to see something on the big screen when I can wait and watch it in the comfort of my own home cheaper with out (reason 2) overpriced popcorn that is no better than what you can make at home or without overpriced pop (yes I said pop, not soda, coke).
Despite my two reasons I felt that this movie was worth spending the time and money on because, it had been at least two years since I had been to a theater. Even as I write this I am unsure what was the last movie I saw on the “big screen”. I am wondering if it might of been a freebie that I was receiving, perhaps it was one of the Lord of the Rings that I was forced to watch, it might of even been Shrek 2. Regardless I had not been to one in a while.
So we went, as I paid for four tickets (Tress, Heath, Kimberly, and myself) I was surprised to see that they were $6.75. I guess my first reason is moot at this point. After purchasing the tickets we went to a restaurant of a Asian nature.
Normally this restaurant is really good but this day, it was a struggle to say that anything but the ice cream was good. Maybe it was because I was sorta sick. At any rate, I bring this up because while we were eating, I could not help once again but wish a certain friend of mine was there to “translate” what was being said. He was probably busy working at his job where he is the CEO of something.
None of that really matters, but when we finally got back to the theater complex we had some time to spare so I spent a few bucks in the arcade. While this goes against my overpaying for things policy, I challenged Heath to an air hockey game final score 7-5, challenged Tress to a race final place 5th and 10th (respectively), and attempted my skill at the claw final score Travis -$.50 Claw +$.50. I was actually quite pleased with this mini arcade, simply because it had a decent air hockey table. Nothing makes me more irritated than spending $.75-$1.00 on air hockey only to have the puck not move because it has been abused.
Once we entered the actual room where the movie was to take place I was surprised to see that there was not many people in it, which kind of made me happy thinking less screaming kids and less stupid people who leave their cell phones on (maybe that qualifies as reason 3 and 4).
The first thing we noticed was that there was no sound for the screeners (not previews). Heath and Kimberly said the last time they were at this theater, about five minutes of the movie played without sound and once that was fixed, the focus of the movie was all messed up. Sound finally came though at great shock because we were not expecting it when it came. I believe it was quiet and all of a sudden, as if God had spoken himself we hear “PLEASE FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF OTHERS AT&T ASKS YOU TO TURN OF YOUR CELL PHONE AND PAGER”
The second thing we noticed in addition to the normal dirty floors and left over garbage that the Emo kids who worked at the theater did not want to clean up was that the room was poorly air conditioned. I really don’t think that it ever got better, but perhaps by the time the previews were starting with sound I stopped caring.
The previews, were well lousy. In fact I felt like hitting someone over them. I could not believe that the movies they previewed. Ahh, enough said about this.
You know all of this up until this point has been like a building up sequence to this great movie. Well the movie was great and I won’t disclose details. However I was wondering how far they would push the envelope in this movie. One scene for sure they could not of shown on TV the other I am unsure. It was defiantly worth the time and money, and I think I could of even paid $7.50 for if I had to. Thankfully I did not.
My recommendation is go see it if your a hardcore Simpson’s fan as myself, its worth it.