I was on my way home from work when I called my Dad to let him know I would be there in a few minutes to pick up Jason. He pointed out that there was the last Boy Scout meeting of the school year tonight, and they were heading out for that. I realized that it was the perfect opportunity to head to the theater to see The Matrix Reloaded.
I struggled to get through The Matrix, having owned the DVD for two years before I even tried to watch it. I feel asleep twice, finally making it through to the end on the third try. It was good, but in that blah sort of way. Like vanilla ice cream is good. I probably ruined it by knowing way too much about the movie – I just wasn’t intrigued by it.
Matrix Reloaded? Reloaded kicked ass. I won’t bother giving my review of it or anything like that – you can read it on all of the other sites. Instead I’ll tell you how Mike lost the right to wear the Geek Button after tonight.
He met me at the theater. It was pretty empty until just before the movie started, and then it filled up. People were bringing in toddlers – what the hell? I was worried that it would be too racy or violent for Jason to see – and he’s 11. But a 4 year old? Or a 7 year old? Come on people…
Ok, back to the point of my story. We sat, we watched, we were mesmerized. The movie ended and the theater started to clear out. I was feeling smug because my co-worker told me the morning after it opened that when I went to see it I had to stay until the very, very end. I knew about the trailer for the third film – but none of the other people knew about it. Ha! I am superior! (Ok, so about 10 other people stayed for it, but they can be superior with me.) However, while I was sitting there feeling so smug and wondering if I should just yell out at everyone that there was a trailer coming up, Mike started to move.
Yes, he was going to leave before the trailer. For that, he loses his Geek rights and his Geek Button.
I kept laughing about it as we left the theater. He had honestly forgotten about the trailer – he knew about it ahead of time – and that just cracked me up. He finally looked at me and said, “You’re blogging this as soon as you get home, aren’t you?” Ohhhhhh, yeah. He’s just lucky that I didn’t feel like typing all of this out on the cell phone and blogging it from the car!
I just looked at him and said, “I am so blogging this!”
Good movie, but really – could those credits have possibly been any longer? I swear, I think they even included the guy that brought bagels to the set each day!
Photo taken with my Sanyo 8100 phone and posted to my Moblog as the movie started. I wear my Geek Button proudly.