Watching Spiderman 3 on Mother’s Day
I wanted to wait til next week (long week-end) to see Spiderman 3, but my 12-year old son, Ryan, wanted to watch it now. Most of his friends at school have already seen it and I guess he couldn’t wait to tell them what he thinks about it. My nine-year old, Ryland, was also excited to see it and so was I. I was so intrigued by this Venom character and the black Spiderman suit. I wasn’t sure if my 17-year old, Reggie, wanted to come with us, but he did.
So we agreed to watch it today. And since it’s Mother’s Day, I thought that it’s a nice way to spend the day out with the kids. I did ask their dad if he wanted to come, “Naku, wala akong hilig manuod ng sine,” was his reply as usual. He didn’t want to go.
I looked at the entertainment section of the paper last night to check the show times at the Famous Players at Kildonan Place. 11:40 am, 12:00 noon, 3:00 pm, etc. Why not go at the earlier showing? I thought. This way, we’d also be done early and we could still do some of our Sunday chores and relax a bit after.
Ryan’s initial reaction was he didn’t want to go at 12:00. “What time will we eat lunch then?” He asked. “We’ll have a heavy breakfast,” I said. “We’ll eat rice and I’ll cook eggs and hotdogs. It will be a combination of breakfast and lunch. It’s called brunch.” It took a couple of hours before I finally convinced him. “Then we’ll have brunch,” I said. “What about lupper? For lunch and supper.” Now he was being funny.
We had brunch this morning. And while we were taking turns in the shower, I asked Ryland to wash the dishes. This is our schedule for washing dishes on Sundays:
I don’t know if Ryan pointed it out to him, but Ryland came to me and said that he didn’t want to do the dishes because his Kuya Ryan won’t be doing his turn since we wouldn’t be home at lunch. He thought that it’s not fair.
So you see all the hassle we have to go through when we want to go out and see a movie? Before I could get back to Ryland, I heard his dad doing the dishes in the kitchen. That saved me from facing this “mini-dilemma.”
Their dad drove us to Kildonan Place. We bought our tickets and the overpriced popcorn and drinks. This is the damage:
Four tickets at $8.50 each = $34.00
Two large popcorns (we had to share) plus 4 drinks: Orange Kool-aid slushie, Sprite, Nestea, bottled water = $28.39
Total = $62.39. This is Canadian dollars (or US $55.00).
This is the reason why we seldom go to the movies. It’s so pricey. We go to the movies only once or twice a year. Unlike in the Philippines where people can go see Spiderman 3 up to three or more times. If we want to see it again, we’d just have to wait for the DVD release.
When we got out of the theatre, I asked the boys if they liked the movie.
“Yes,” Ryland said happily.
“It was just okay,” was Ryan’s reply.
Which part of the movie did they like the best?
They both like the part where Jameson had to take his pills and also when he bought the camera from the girl for $100. You know, the funny parts.
Ryland also likes the scene at the church tower when Peter was trying to separate the black substance from himself. But he was sad at the end when you know who died.
Ryan likes that there are more fighting scenes. He likes the scene when Peter caged Venom with the steel bars and he made that sound imitating the ringing bell from the church tower.
I asked Reggie if they went to that jazz club in New York, the one that was in the movie. He said no. And I wonder if it is an actual jazz club or if they just made that up.
I like the plotline that transforms Peter into his dark side and vengeful personality. Because don’t we all have that? Well, not the vengeful part. But don’t we all have a dark side?
I’ve read quite a few bad reviews about the movie. But I enjoyed it, the movie, I mean. I was already hooked on the opening credits alone. I like how they showed scenes from the two previous movies on pieces of broken glass. I thought that was cool. I enjoyed watching the main characters mature. They were just in high school in the first Spiderman movie. And now they are adults trying to fit in into the real world. It was also fun watching the lovable Topher Grace (most popularly known as Eric Foreman from That 70’s Show). And I just love the very cool spectacular effects. But then again, mababaw lang ang kaligayahan ko. I’m very easy to please.
My favourite quotes from Spiderman 3:
Aunt May to Peter: Uncle Ben wouldn’t want us living with revenge in our hearts, it’s like a poison. It can take you over and turn us into something ugly.
Aunt May to Peter: Before you can begin fixing anything, you must first start by doing the hardest thing… forgiving yourself.
MJ to Peter: That was our kiss!
Man in Times Square to Peter: You know, I guess one person really can make a difference… (then he pats Peter on the shoulder) ‘Nuff said!
Aunt May to Peter: You must be ready to put her before yourself. Are you ready to do that Peter?
Peter: I don’t need your help.
MJ: Everybody needs help. Even Spider-Man.
Peter: No matter what comes our way. No matter what battle we have raging inside of us, we always have a choice. My friend Harry taught me that. He chose to be the best of himself. Our choices are what make us who we are. And we always have the choice to do what’s right.
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