Friday, 23 July 2010

3D or not 3D (that was the question)

I have really enjoyed the "Toy Story" films - they are funny and fun and charming - so when I realised the new film "Toy Story 3" was showing locally I asked husband if he would like to go with me. He agreed and we went on Wednesday afternoon. The weather has been stormy this week but it was fine and sunny when we left home to stroll along to the cinema, though we did go armed with raincoats and an umbrella as well as our sunglasses.

Wednesday afternoons are cut price for retired folk and our tickets cost us less than £10 even though the film was showing in 3D - bargain! I asked H if he had seen a recent 3D film but he hadn't watched 3D since he was a boy. I've seen "Scrooge" and "Alice in Wonderland" and said to him that he would love the modern effects.

The time came for us to don our 3D glasses and a short animated film was shown but I was uncertain as to why I should have to wear my glasses then as there was no 3D effect, however soon it was time for the main film to begin. Well, after a few minutes I still could see no 3D effect. I whispered to H "are you getting a 3D effect"? And, yes he was. I gave my glasses another clean with the wipe that had come in the bag with the glasses and tried again. No, no 3D. So I decided to take them back to the pay desk and ask for another pair, as these, clearly, were not working! I rummaged in my bag for the plastic bag and brought out - what's this - my 3D glasses! I had been wearing my sunglasses!!

So, I enjoyed the rest of the film and at the end told H what I had done. He is still laughing!

Great film, by the way.

11 comments:

Pam said...

And THAT is why I think you are wonderful!
I'm glad you enjoyed the film Anne. People keep telling me though that's it too scary for a 4-year old. Do you agree?

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Thanks Pam - we both felt that it was quite scary towards the end (all ended well, of course) and even I was thinking "oh no, that can't be happening"! I have warned daughter as she is going to take her 6 year old today. A x

Alcoholic Daze (ADDY) said...

That made me laugh! Kay enjoyed seeing that film this week too.

Mara said...

I'm not sure about 3D, it tends to give me a headache I've found. And that was just for short films!

jabblog said...

Great story! Your husband will dine out on that one for many years, I'm sure.

Gill - That British Woman said...

you are funny Anne. Glad you enjoyed the movie.

Gill in Canada

Hildred and Charles said...

I'm chuckling - that does sound like a familiar situation, - just like some of the things that happen around here. I am so glad you have these Senior Moments too, Anne.

Maggie May said...

That was so funny.
I am hoping to go & see this film myself but will wait for my granddaughters to accompany me, I think on a rainy day!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Danielle said...

LOL that sounds like something I would do.

Spencer Park said...

He he. I'm still wondering whether to take my kids to see the 3D version. As well as the extra expense I'm not sure that a 4 and 7 year old could wear 3D glasses for the duration of the film.

SquirrelQueen said...

That is so funny, it sounds like something I would do. I love 3D movies, glad to hear you had a great time.