Monday, June 27, 2005
War of the Worlds...and movie theater security
Tonight I went to a premiere for the new Tom Cruise movie War of the Worlds. Needless to say, there's been so much hype about this film it was easy to be excited and I knew I'd be in for a great time. And everything was great...until we got in the theater and were informed that purses and cell phones weren't allowed. Although this was mentioned on the movie pass, I hoped they were joking. They weren't. They were serious. So I had my son take my purse and all that back to the car. I won't lie. I wasn't very happy and horrible thoughts ran through my mind while we were waiting in line. Once the line started moving, I felt happy again...until these uniformed security folks started scanning us. I am not lying, even airport security at Bush Intercontinental wasn't this tight. They scanned my five-dollar Wal-Mart umbrella. It was a trip. And folks in the audience were laughing and marveling over all these security measures -- just to view a Spielberg flick.
But, I must say, WOO, that movie was sooooooooooooooooooo good. I'd say give the movie a good 10 or 15 minutes, then it's on. Very intense. You cannot watch War of the Worlds and sit still. You will flinch. You'll make noises. You'll close your eyes. You may even scream. I loved it! The sound editing was wonderful, and the special effects top-notch. It is definitely an entertaining experience that will make you thing. I believe anyone over the age of 9 will really enjoy this movie. But little kids beware - some of the images may give you nasty little nightmares.
Just imagine all the different action packed alien, disaster films that have been out the past 10 years or so...War of the Worlds seems like a combination of those movies rolled into one. I would name the films but don't want to spoil it for you. Soooo, yes, go see the movie this weekend (July 1st). It is worth the price of the ticket. And maybe even worth the aggravation of being scanned and treated like...Okay I won't say what it felt like...as long as the movie is EXCELLENT, they can scan us anytime.