On this one, I think I’m going to award myself an A for effort… and being a wuss. I’ve learned a lot over the past 5 hours or so. For example, did you know that you can be banned from a movie theater for sneaking into an R-rated movie? That’s right, if caught, they can basically blacklist you and even go as far as to take your picture for future reference. Luckily, I did not learn this through personal experience of my own. However, it was enough to scare me from following through with the plan that went a something like this: My friend, Alec, was going to meet me at the theater at 7:00 so we could buy tickets to Avengers starting at 7:20. From there, we were going to casually divert our path to the 7:50 showing of Prometheus. Our nonchalant stroll was quickly retracted once we discovered that the 5:10 showing still hadn’t let out. To wait it out, we decided to watch the previews before the movie we actually had tickets for. It was during this time that Alec recounted his failed attempt that mirrors what I described above, therefore sending me into anxiety mode. Then I realized how ridiculous it would be to spend $10 on a ticket only to be thrown out of a movie I had no desire to see in the first place, aside from the fact that it was rated R. Consequently, we stayed and watched the Avengers. Needless to say, as a person who rarely ever watches movies or follows comic books, it made no sense to me. The first half of the movie was spent in question-answer format, where I tried to figure out who was who and what was what, a very cumbersome task for my dear friend Alec; the second half of the movie was spent watching things blow up and aliens/super-geniuses/demigods/experiments-gone-wrong destroy things by every means imaginable. Overall, these are the three main things I got out of the film:
- Transformers + Star Wars + Men In Black = Avengers
- Captain America is perfect in every sense of the word
- There are are numerous ways to destroy a city, such as letting your pet robot fish loose to float through the streets
In sum, I’m glad I saw Avengers instead of Prometheus, because the risk wouldn’t have been worth the fall. Hmm… doing the responsible thing. Does this mean I’m growing up?
Love & Summer,