We spent 7.5 hours in a movie theater today. That period of time included three bad blockbusters and an emergency evacuation.
You see, when somebody burns popcorn at work, you simply endure a nasty smell. When somebody burns popcorn at a movie theater, you're forced to leave the building.
Thankfully that was it.
A bit of humor for you -- while people sauntered out nonchalantly in response to the whooping siren and flashing lights, they ran and trampled each other to get back to their original seats.
Yeah, we ran, too.
There's not that much to say about the movies. I'll be brief.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Very much like the first three Indy films. Seeing as how it has been a whopping 19 years since the last flick, this is not a good thing. Like all Indy films, the plot was ridiculous, the bad guys horribly stereotyped, and the dialogue absurd. I felt bad for Cate Blanchett and her Mia-Wallace-from-Pulp-Fiction wig. But Shia LaBeouf was surprisingly good, notwithstanding his stupid hair and even stupider lines.
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian: Ugh! So bad! And so very very sad in light of the fact that The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was actually quite wonderful. Not enough whimsy. Not enough magic. Just...not enough.
Speed Racer: Nevermind that the logo looks like Burger King, this movie wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be. I'm not saying that it was good, but at least it was visually engaging and interesting. It was like watching real people inside of a video game. On acid. Or so I would imagine, not ever having actually dropped acid.
Around 9:30 p.m., we emerged from the darkness and drove to Zankou Chicken to grab some take-out. If you've never been to Zankou, I feel sorry for you and the rock under which you've been living.
Chicken Tarna Wrap (grilled chicken with garlic sauce and tomatoes).
Tri-Tip Shawerma Wrap (grilled steak with sesame sauce and tomatoes).
Falafel Wrap (falafel with lettuce, tomatoes, and sesame sauce).
Each wrap was $4.99 and delicious. The Monkeys find that sharing three is perfect.