I feel the need to complain about this.
We happened to be in the nearest city big enough to have shopping centers today, and I thought, “Hey, why don’t we check out the big shiny multiplex and see a bad movie.” I knew there wasn’t anything good playing, but I figured it might be fun to see one of the million lame action movies that always seem to be playing but I never pay attention to, or something like that.
The theater has ten screens. One screen is Alice in Wonderland in 3D. Okay, seeing a bad movie is one thing, but paying extra to have it stab me in the eyeballs is a bit much. Three screens are 2nd-run movies at full price (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel, The Blindside and Avatar). Two screens are chick-flick romances (Remember Me and Valentines Day). Two screens are How to Train Your Dragon (no thanks, just watching the previews makes me feel a little embarrassed for Dreamworks). Then there’s Percy Jackson and the Long Title and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Okay, that last one might be an okay movie, but I was too annoyed to really consider it. I mean, what the hell kind of multiplex doesn’t have a single movie (except for one that’s been out for three months) that an adult male would possibly want to see? What the hell? What the hell is going on here?