Wingardium leviosa. Whatever happened to supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?
It was a last minute decision to watch Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I enjoyed the books; did not enjoy the first movie. I went without any prior knowledge about the story (yes, I have only books 1, 3 and 4) – saved for the the ocassional bits and pieces found on newspapers and websites.
Of course, I also forgot that the school holidays have started. I was a bit taken aback when I entered the cinema – it was nearly full. Usually, there will be less than twenty people watching movies during the weekdays, before 5pm – which could actually turn out to be quite a peaceful experience. No bobbing heads in front of you. No cracks from plastic bags and crunches from munching popcorn. No screaming kids running around along the aisle. No crying toddlers attempting to drown out the movie sounds. No anxious parents reprimanding their children out every now and then. Also, there would be a case of free-seating – people would be able to sit wherever they desire, getting the best seats for themselves, and not getting into trouble for taking up others’ places.
Since school is out, it seems that children have invaded the cinemas to catch the boy wizard saving the day (again and again). Throughout the movie, a few kids were seen uh, dancing along the aisle (aren’t they supposed to be sitting back and enjoying the movie?!). Babies were heard crying their lungs out (I wonder if they need to pay to watch the movie). And the crowd all heading towards the exit when the movie ended.. aaargh. I sat rooted to my seat until after the credits have long rolled by – and people were still walking ever so slowly to get out. I was not in a hurry, but I did not want to be frozen to death in the cinema.
Oh well. I guess I do have a dislike for crowds after all. Uh.. I do not suppose kids would be heading to the cinemas to watch Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers too right?
Never mind. Next on list: The Transporter. I think.
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