I took the short kid to the movies yesterday. We have a Smitty’s, which is a movie theatre with tables and waitstaff and such so you get to eat in the dark while having your hearing destroyed. But one of the preschool moms sets up lunch/movie dates for the kids—if she gets enough people, they’ll open a theatre and provide pizza and soda. It’s pretty cool, actually. So we all trooped in yesterday to see Chicken Little, and I brought the short kid, the neighbor’s short kid and a pre-birthday cake.
The movie was…odd. While I did laugh pretty often, the basic cartoon storyline was well suited for the 4-5 year olds in the audience. The aliens, however, were intense. The neighbor’s short kid spent most of the movie on my lap with his hands over his ears, and during the attack (very intense, in a War of the Worlds way) my short kid wanted up, too. So it seems too young for the older kids, and too scary for the younger kids. It tried to redeem itself at the end when it reveals the true aliens inside the robots, but we moms already bore the fingernail marks climbing up our legs.
I didn’t think I’d like last night’s episode, recapping what’s been happening with a bunch of people I didn’t think they should have introduced in the first place. And Anna Lucia seemed just a wee bit over the top to me. But I found myself sucked into it, just as was when I got annoyed that they opened the hatch. Now I’m hoping that once they integrate with the other survivors, they’ll start getting flashback histories of their own. I want to know what they did before they got on the plane. And I’m dying to see Anna Lucia and Sayid go at it, as long as Sayid wins.
The way he says the name Shannon makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :nookie: