Sunday, December 18, 2005

cinematic chit-chat

well, the edge of my anger has worn off...since this happened a week ago. but if i think about the incident long enough, i get pissed off again.

so i go to see narnia. i had looked forward to it for a year and was really ready to enter the world of narnia with the characters in the movie. of course, in order to do so, i would have to "leave" the world i'm in. normally this isn't difficult to do at the theater or even sometimes at home. i try to get lost in the world of the characters when i'm watching a movie.

now, for those of you who are reading this and haven't seen narnia, i will do my best to avoid spoilers (of course, if you read the book when you were younger, like you should have, there really aren't any spoilers in this movie and you should be ashamed of yourself for hoping i would avoid them!).

so i'm in the empty room with little lucy and as she walks past the fur coats and feels the evergreen tree, i can feel the wind of the narnian woods when i hear a not-so-quiet voice declare (in a faux whisper, no less), "that's the secret world of narnia, she got to it through the wardrobe".

what?

yes, that's right, as i'm trying to get lost in lucy's world, i hear someone back in my world, a few seats over from me in the world of "moov e theater" explain to someone next to them what was happening on the screen.

now, if it happened just the one time it would be ok. but it went on at random times throughout the movie. this woman would explain to the man she was sitting with what the characters on the screen were experiencing. it was completely ridiculous! granted, i have no idea what kind of arrangement they have worked out between them where, for some absurd reason, he has agreed that she will explain movies to him without his explicit request at the time of explanation.

if that's the case, wait until the bloody thing is released on video to make good on your agreement or keep your talk the hell down so others who don't need every single thing explained to us can enjoy ourselves too!

7 Comments:

Anonymous DaveD said...

oh man, that's funny. i can only imagine sitting beside you at that point. i don't think i could have pushed a bigger button. speaking of button pushing i might be storing up a rant for the yahoo on my blog.
i will hopefully be seeing 'walk the line' on tues. looking forward to your forthcoming blog on that.
peace my brother.

12/19/2005 7:12 AM  
Blogger johnny m said...

you'll have to e-mail me and tell me which yahoo. i see a couple there. my blog post for walk the line is up at my other blog.

12/19/2005 7:23 AM  
Blogger Shiny Beamer said...

I would have DIED!

12/19/2005 9:33 PM  
Blogger domesticvixen said...

When I took the hubby to the last (sorry, third) installment of Star Wars, we had the three stooges next to us. Closet geeks that the wives let out to play... we got to hear "ah cool!" and "man, that Padme is sooo hot! Even pregnant!" and "aw right! Vader!" and other things not appropriate to type.
Needless to say, I was heckling them in and out of the theatre. I almost had to defend Rob in a parking lot brawl.

12/20/2005 9:18 AM  
Blogger Shiny Beamer said...

don't mind her - she doesn't know at all what it's like to be married to a geek. And my real name is Barbara Walters.

12/21/2005 9:41 AM  
Blogger johnny m said...

is this gonna need a referee?

12/21/2005 9:48 AM  
Blogger domesticvixen said...

I should start a support group - Geeky Spouse Anonymous.

12/23/2005 12:55 PM  

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