Okay, it's been a long time since I've done my movie reviews. On my old blog, I used to do them on Wednesdays, but now they'll come when I get get to 'em.
Yesterday, we braved the masses and took an outing to the dollar (ok, it is a bit more than a dollar now, but not that much more) theater to watch a movie. Don and I both enjoy movies that are based on comics. Anyway, we get there a little late and the theater is PITCH BLACK. Seriously, even with the aisle lights, we couldn't see a thing. This was perfect to view the film, but not great if you are late with a baby in tow. There were a few others who'd camped out in the back on the floor, so we said, 'eh, why not? Now, I'm well aware that movie theater floors aren't clean. I can't believe clean and movie theater floor were actually in the same sentence! But hear me out, we were in the corner where the carpet actually felt new. Since it wasn't actually near the door, that part of the theater hadn't seen much traffic. This was even more appealing to us b/c it was in the back and we had no idea how Mari would react to the film (yes, I know I said I wouldn't take her to see another "visually scary" film after we saw the latest Batman installment), so closer to the exit was best.
Anyway, we saw it and we both LOVED it. I hope they make a 3rd. Actually, they are going to make a third one. Anyway, if you liked the first one and you love Guillermo del Toro's visual effects (i.e. AMAZINGLY CREATIVE creatures!), then you will enjoy this movie. There were a couple of times where I was distracted and I missed a little bit. Even Mari liked it. She didn't fuss at all throughout the entire movie. She actually tried mimicking some of the sounds she could hear. When it comes out on DVD, we'll definitely buy it! (and for my friends who enjoy "renting" from us, you can borrow it when we get it.)
Oh, and as far as the dollar theater is concerned, now that I'm a parent, I totally have appreciation for this place. There were several other people there with babies and no one seemed to huff and puff or give angry looks at the people with babies. Everyone just took it in stride. While it doesn't have the fancy stadium seating (heck, any seating in our case...LOL!), it worked and was far cheaper than a rental, even. We're definitely going to be checking out more movies at this place in the very near future! Thumbs up for the dollar theater! Woohoo!