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posted by [personal profile] cathyr19355 at 12:39am on 24/08/2008 under ,
Now that everybody's back from vacation, [livejournal.com profile] esrblog and I went to the movies with [livejournal.com profile] pmat and [livejournal.com profile] shakati tonight.

The objective of the expedition was to see Journey to the Center of the Earth. Unfortunately, [livejournal.com profile] esrblog and I didn't realize what our friends meant by saying it was in "3d" until they started to hand us 3-D glasses at the door. 3-D glasses don't work for [livejournal.com profile] esrblog because his eyes don't focus together--he has one very nearsighted eye and one farsighted eye and he uses them more or less separately, alternating between the two. That works fine for real life, but doesn't yield much fun when trying to watch a 3-D film.

Since we had ridden to the theater in our friends' car, we were stuck there for the duration of Journey. So we scanned the marquee to find something else to watch. The best match was a showing, beginning 40 minutes later than Journey, of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. Since that was what we'd really wanted to see, we exchanged our tickets accordingly. But how to kill time before the movie?

Turns out there was a Best Buy near the theater which was still open. After eyeballing new laptops for awhile, we found the movie department and began scanning the racks for items of interest. We bypassed tons of compendia of cheesy martial arts movies with a promise to return later, and ended up leaving with a DVD of the parody commercials from Saturday Night Live, an item [livejournal.com profile] esrblog had wanted for some time.

On to Tomb of the Dragon Emperor! How was it, you ask? It wasn't bad, though it wasn't as much fun as the first three Mummy movies. In case any of you haven't seen it yet but want to, I'll place my spoilerish comments under an lj-cut.

Duck! Spoilers exploding here! )

Overall, TotDE is pretty typical summer fare. Go and see it if it's still playing in your area, but if you aren't a hard core Mummy fan, you're just as well off awaiting the DVD.

One final note--I saw the trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince tonight. It promises to be seriously good, if much more noirish than the first five movies.
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