Obviously this is a kids movie. And seeing how I have 3 wonderful kids, I found myself at a Sunday afternoon showing of How to train your dragon in 3D.
I have not seen a 3D movie in the theaters since I was little kid. Gone are the paper 3D glasses with the red on one side and blue on the other. Now you get nice plastic glasses that don't make you feel like a bank robber from space.
As we bought our tickets it was apparent that everyone had the same idea that day that I did, and every line was full of kids.
"Great" I thought. "There will be kids running up and down the aisle screaming, and crying, and snot flying all over the damn place. Fantastic."
We bought our tickets and headed through the gate. Apparently the woman who took our ticket stubs was either new or just didn't like the looks of our good looking family and told us the movie was in theater 11 on the left. Well, to the left houses theaters 1-10. Theater 11 was on the right, as we found out after we walked down the corridor............that was on the left.
As we entered I saw the theater was packed. Full of snot nosed punks and punketts that I was sure would ruin my Sunday afternoon. I am big on quiet in a movie theater, so any hope I had of actually enjoying this movie was sucked right out of me.
After 97 minutes of previews of kids movies I will never see the movie started. I will tell you, 3D has improved significantly since I was a kid. The 3D scenes looked awesome. Not only can they make it look like things are coming out of the screen at you, they can make it look like things are going into the screen. One point in the movie where ash was falling you could see all of the kids in the audience reaching up as if they could grab the ash. Pretty cool.
And speaking of kids, either I was lucky or this movie did a great job of holding all of their attention. I never heard a peep the entire time. No crying, fits, flying snot or anything.
The movie was really fun, the 3D was GREAT, and overall I had a great time with my family.
I highly recommend taking your kids to see this. And even if you don't have kids and haven't done a 3D flick in a while, check it out. The movie is a lot of fun.
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