All right, so it's been a while since I saw The Hobbit: The Desolation of Sherlock Cumberbatch, but we were having a semi-snow day at work when I wrote this and I am BORED. So I'm going to try to catch up on all the posts I've been meaning to write but haven't quite gotten to yet (this one, a Jaws book review, and my next MH review).
Anyway, let's start with the set-up, because my mood going into this movie surely affected my perception of it.
Andrew loved the first Hobbit movie, I thought it was all right, and I like the LotR movies, so I was willing to see this one. I was less thrilled to go to the midnight showing, because it was a Thursday and I had to work the next day, but all of Andrew's classmates were going to that show, and one of them offered us a ride, so I was game. Then when we got to the theater, it turned out that all his classmates had sprung for the extra-expensive 3D IMAX version of the movie. Since only Andrew and I were going to the regular-D regular-MAX movie, because paying an extra $15 just didn't seem worth it, I was annoyed. If we weren't going to be in the theater with the rest of them, we could have just gone by ourselves at a normal hour. (I guess I have a tradition of watching LotR movies at odd hours though...) ANYWAY, that was off putting.
Then, I tried to go to the bathroom before the movie started, because I knew it was going to be long. The first bathroom I tried was locked, even though it wasn't a one person one. So I had to go all the way to the other end of the theater, which was all right I guess, but that's where I met Strange Lady. I was just innocently washing my hands next to her, and this happened:SL:
I realize this is a strange conversation to strike up in a bathroom, but did you hear about that woman who got stuck to a toilet seat?Me:
Yeah it was in like, Kentucky.Me:
*picturing someone wedged in a toilet somehow* Ok?SL:
Yeah, I guess someone put superglue on the seat, and the fire department had to come get her off, and it ripped all her skin off in the process.Me:
*I literally do not know how to react to this conversation* Oh no!SL:
Yeah, so just be careful if you sit down in public restrooms. *leaves*Me: Why did you tell me this? And after I had already peed?
Was she like, going on a public service campaign to make people aware?
I just stood there for a few seconds, wondering what the hell was going on, and then I went to watch The Hobbit. So, that should give you a little idea about the frame of mind I was in.
Now, on to the review! I wrote most of this the day after I saw it when it was fresh in my mind, so this is a bit scattered and not very cohesive, as all my movie reviews tend to be.( Read more... )
Answer to last Thursday's song: Sweet Home Alabama, by Lynyrd Skynyrd. becofoz
got this one right!