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27 July 2001 @ 05:07 pm
Movie Hopping  
Today I went movie hopping with Kitty and Mike and Ted. First time I met Ted, second time I met Mike, and Kitty's one of my bestest friends in the whole wide world.
So we met at the theater at ten forty-five because we wanted to be sure we'd get tickets to the first show of "Planet of the Apes." Mike and Ted were late, but they're guys. It's to be expected! One of their friends (Benjamin? We were never formally introduced) and his girlfriend was there too. They sat seperately from us, and after the movie Benjamin's all, "Ne, let's go watch Planet of the Apes now!"
Now, Planet Of The Apes is really good. I enjoyed it a heck of a lot...and not just because the costumes were fantastic. The story wasn't too bad, either. But did I mention that the make-up work was exceptional? Fine, I confess...I didn't pay much attention to the story because the visuals were fantastic.
When Planet of the Apes ended, we realized we were in the wrong wing of the theater for movie hopping, because there were only three movies playing in the wing. "Jurassic Park 3," "Planet of the Apes," and "America's Sweethearts." Since I was the only one who hadn't seen America's Sweethearts already, we went in to see Jurassic Park, since only fifteen minutes of it had gone by.
Nobody was watching that movie. It was really kind of sad. Only the back three rows were filled - the rest were empty. We ended up sitting right up near the front of the theater, so close to the screen that it gave me a headache and I had to leave for a few minutes. (I didn't miss a thing. -_-) Anyway, I have to admit that the dinosaurs were stunningly gorgeous. But switch a few characters in and out and you have the exact same basic story as the first movie. It's definately not worth paying for...but if you have the opportunity to sneak in, go for it! It was very pretty...but the end was so hokey! (Yes, hokey.) Mike and I could NOT believe it.
Anyway, so they we walked to McDonalds and spent an hour yakking it up and eating cold french fries. Mike and Kitty are trying to convince me to go to Great America next weekend with them, but I don't know. Tu-Uyen and I both only like water rides, so maybe it wouldn't be so bad. And I would get to meet all the crazy people from Oak Grove that I have not yet had the opportunity to be introduced to yet. But I'm not sure. Twenty-eight bucks is more than I've got.