Their First 3D Movie

15 Feb

Last night the boys saw their very first 3D movie.  We kept it as a surprise for them.  All they knew was that we had to meet Daddy after school for a “surprise” and, kill them as it may, we wouldn’t give them any clues.  And trust me it was torturing them to not know.  Hehehe.  Even when we arrived at the venue we strung them along a little extra suggesting that we might just go and do some clothes shopping.  Oh the looks of pains on their faces (and mine…I’m not a fashion gal at all!).  Eventually we had to walk into the cinema and the boys were delighted, even more thrilled when they found they would be seeing a 3D movie.

What’s the thrill of a movie you might be thinking?  Well we don’t take the boys to the movies at their will and whim, nor do we leave our little men with babysitters so that hubby and I can indulge in a movie.  It’s just not our thing.  Aside from the fact that it’s really hard to find things at the movies that you’d want your children watching and, as well as your soul, they want your whole wallet to go with it.  So movies, for us, are a very special treat that we enjoy on the rare occasion, such as last night.

The movie we chose was “Journey 2:  The Mysterious Island”.  We really enjoyed it.  It had codes and a submarine for Ethan, adventure and thrills for Brayden, a mention of the Titanic which is all important to both boys at present and a generally fun storyline for everyone.  No, there was nothing deep or complicated about it and thankfully nothing too inappropriate.  So it was just the right movie for us to have chosen.   It’s also fostered the desire to read some of Jules Verne’s books….a wonderful outcome for a night out at the movies.

The boys looooved the 3D element.  I caught them ducking from objects several times.  Hehehehe.  Hubby however tells me that he can’t see that element of the 3D movies.  He can see a little of the depth if he concentrates on it but it has no popping features for him.  For me, I get a headache and my eyes are truly weary by the end of it.  After a little googling last night we discovered that we may just have binocular vision issues.  Interesting.  Looks like we won’t be getting a 3D tv anytime in the future (not that we ever would) and let’s hope that all of the movies don’t go 3D anytime soon (not that we’d care too much anyway).

So that was our evening out.  No, it wasn’t a Valentine’s Day treat for us….just cheap ticket Tuesday.  Hehehhe.   We don’t do Valentine’s Day.   Isn’t it much more special when you just surprise someone you love without needing a day to commercially coerce and shame you.  We think so, which is why we surprised our little men.  It just happened to be on the 14th this time.















Posted by on February 15, 2012 in Family Events


5 responses to “Their First 3D Movie

  1. Bernadette

    February 15, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    We don’t celebrate valentines day either, for the main reason that it happens to be my #2’s birthday 🙂 but also, like you said, why wait for once a year to show your love.

    The movie sounds good. I’ve not even heard of it. I avoid the cinemas, as we’d need to remortgage the house to take the 7 of us :/ I like to wait for the DVDs

  2. Tracey

    February 15, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Hehehehe…I can imagine it costs a small fortune to take 7 to the movies. As a teacher hubby is often given movie tickets as gifts which is wonderful for us…much better than 30 boxes of chocolates (another popular teacher gift). So we use these to fund our movie trips. We have enough to two trips to the movies that year. Hmmm…hopefully they have someone else worth watching coming this year.

  3. Susan (HomeGrownKids)

    February 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Hi Tracey,
    We (my 14yods) also went to the movies yesterday for cheap Tuesday to watch Journey 2. And we loved it too!

    And just like you, I get headaches and weary eyes from the whole 3d experience. I liked it but could very easily enjoy it without the 3d element. Am I just getting old?

  4. Tracey

    February 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Great minds!! Hehehe.

    Definitely not old. I totally agree with you. I don’t need the 3D gimmick.

    We’ve just downloaded “20 000 Leagues Under the Sea” to read aloud as our first Jules Verne read. Then we’ll read “The Mysterious Island”. And this afternoon we spent an hour looking for books about Atlantis at the library and online stores. Gosh, who’d have thought that movie going could be so educational!

  5. Bernadette

    February 17, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Oh oh oh! I wonder if you know about a wonderful site ‘i found’ it has all sorts of old ‘classic’ stories and musicals available as audio downloads!! It’s amazing! I have had my cousin and her baby here this last week so have not been near a computer. I will send you the link with my email, when I finally get around to sending it 😉


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