Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Week of Movies

It is a rare week if I see one movie.

What does that make this week; a week in which I have watched 4 movies???  (And two of them in the theater?!?)

On Monday for family night we went to Palace Pointe to see Megamind.

 I did not really want to see Megamind.  I did not really want to see any movie.  But, we had coupons for a movie that expired tomorrow.  And being family night, I thought it would be poor form if I told my kids that I would rather stay home and blog. 

So I went.

And laughed, and laughed, and laughed.

Two thumbs up for Megamind!

Thursday our Netflix movie came in the mail.  The last few have been nature documentaries, but this week's movie was Toy Story 3.  I'd heard great things about this movie when it came out, so I was excited to have a family movie night Friday and watch it together.

At the last minute I decided that I didn't want to watch Toy Story 3 last night--I decided that I needed to watch Harry Potter 6 again, so that I would be perfectly up to speed for the big movie today.  Sadly, I couldn't persuade my kids (who all just watched Harry Potter 6 with me last weekend) and so we watched Toy Story 3.

I believe that when Toy Story 3 was in theaters I heard someone say that it made them cry.

You can add me to that club. Cause I bawled like a baby!

Two thumbs up for Toy Story 3!!

As the little kids were getting ready for bed my most wonderful husband grabbed Harry Potter 6 and put it in the player.  What a man--he heard me!

Then he put his head in my lap and slept while I watched Harry Potter 6 again.  By the end I felt quite ready for the movie today.

Two thumbs up for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince!!!

Finally it was time for the main event; the 2.5 hours that we've been building towards for weeks now.  All week I have searched for reviews of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, trying to figure out whether or not we would take the little kids.  They have never seen a Harry Potter movie in the theater before, but now they've listened to all of the books more than once, and we really wanted to do this as a family if we could.

I finally found some good reviews on Thursday, and based on that information we decided that we would take them.

Here is our happy and excited group.

And here are some of us in shock and horror afterwards...

Actually, the truth was...

We LOVED it!

It wasn't nearly as scary as we had expected.  It was dark, but I didn't think it was as dark as HP6 was.  (And, as I have just mentioned, I'm not an authority on HP6!)  The locket scene did bother me, but I think it just grossed my little kids out without scarring them permanently.  I can't wait to see it again, and we are so excited now for July 15th!

Three thumbs for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!!!!

This concludes my week full of movies.  Next week I'll be back to my regularly scheduled (boring) program!

1 comment:

  1. I bought Toy Story 3 for Eric for his birthday and we watched it at his party. I was crying my EYES out in a room full of 8/9 yr. olds- so embarrassing! But I was really impressed- there was more to that story than I had thought there was. I am excited to see HP7, but after reading about all your preparations, I feel very unprepared, so it may be a while! Off to get the car loaded so we can head up there after church!