C was house sitting tonight so I took Maria, Molly and Michael out to see Pirates, At Worlds End.
Now being a family of 6 we don’t go out and see that many first run movies, at least not as a family and tonight just reinforced that.
1) The movie experience, as good as it can be in digital at the theaters really isn’t any better than DVD on our plasma TV, in our own home.
2) There are no screaming kids or babies as was the case tonight, but to be fair they were only a mild disturbance and Maria (being 7) was fidgety as well and I’m sure bothered a few folks, but at least she was quiet.
3) The cost, holy-moly, the cost. $30 bucks for two adults and 2 kids, just for tickets. Now we brought bottle watter, but two drinks and two large popcorns tallied another $24. So darn near $60 to take 3 kids to the movies and we were light at the concession stand.
The movie was very good, the special effects were just down right beautiful, as good as Lord of the Rings, the detail was amazing.
I’d rank it ahead of #2, but not quite as good as number one, which, given it’s time is still better but not by much.
And you thought there were only going to be 3 movies? They certainly left it open for a 4th 🙂
As we’ve come to expect, this is an excellent trillogy, and they could easily get away with adding another one or more.
Looking forward to owning it on DVD, HDDVD for that matter.