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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Girl's Night: Movie night with Momma Boom

Hey Ya'll

Last night I was able to go see a pre-screening of the new Sandra Bullock movie Gravity courtesy of a Klout Perk. 

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I had to option to bring a guest, and as Momma Boom and I don't get many 'just the two of us' outings anymore, I asked her to be my plus one.

So after work we mosied on over to the Lennox AMC here in Columbus, and got in the longest line. It was like...Black Friday, but for a movie.

We got in, got our snacks, and settled in. Then Mom dropped a bomb shell on me.

'Oh this movie is 3D?'
'Yeah, uh, I guess so.'
'Oh. I've never seen a 3D movie before.'

Say WHA!?!?!

So then the idea of a 3D movie started to make Momm a little uncomfortable. Yeesh, I was feeling kind of bad. The very first 3D preview was for the new Hobbit installment. Some weird J.R.R. Tolkein creature goes scooting across the screen, all up close and comfortable 3D like, and Mom gasps and looks at me like 'What in the ever loving hell Whitney?!?!?!' Except my mother doesn't curse.

Anyway the movie started, and she was fine.

The actual movie was pretty good. Not exactly what I was expecting. There was no build up or back story; the action starts pretty much 5 minutes in and then you're not out of crisis mode until the end. 

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The use of sound in this movie is really interesting as well. I read in an article online, and I'm sorry I don't have a link to it, that they wanted it to really be like in open space. There isn't really sound there. Not in the way we experience here on earth anyway if that makes sense. You know how they're always saying 'In space no one can hear you scream.'? Well there's a lot of that. Just silence. Not a lot of big music in the background to build up your emotions. Just real, rawness, and it works. Its a pretty gripping story, and I was really invested in the story. This definitely isn't an 'escape' movie, but definitely worth seeing. Also see it in 3D, it adds to the whole space experience part of it. (Think floating water and tools, flying debris ect.) Sandra Bullock gives another really great performance showing Blind Side wasn't a fluke, and George Clooney is wonderful as always. (Mom and I LOVE him. Love him.)

So it was a great girl's night out, and we both enjoyed the film. Thanks again Klout peeps! 


Jena Roach said...

Sounds like an interesting movie, girl! :) Glad you guys had fun!

Jeneric Generation said...

This sounds like a movie I would like. I like the kind of movies that aren't necessarily escapes, but stick with you after you see them. Thanks for the review!

Helene in Between said...

i really wanted to go to this!! looks so good!

Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

3D leaves me feeling sick. I got such a bad migraine the last time that I'm scared to do it again.

The Queen said...

Y'all will have to see Despicable Me and Wizard of Oz in 3D when you come to the Castle....

C said...

This is such a good review. I've only heard complaints about it, so it was nice that you explained some of what bothered other people (like the quietness). I want to see it!

Deidre said...

I haven't seen it yet, but from what you've said, I love their use of (or lack of use) sound.

Deidre said...

I haven't seen it yet, but from what you've said, I love their use of (or lack of use) sound.