Tara and I stepped out of the house and headed to the closest drive in we could find. It’s 40 minutes away, and really seems to be in the 80’s(at best). Mind you, as Tara mentioned, there’s not much you can do to modernize a drive-in. It is nice though that you can tune into the local FM instead of the old style speakers. It makes adjusting the volume, so that the baby in the back can sleep, a lot easier.
Anyway, the point of this is that the double feature was Super 8 and Thor.
Super 8 really wasn’t that super. I’m not sure what I was expecting, but what I got was a cross between Goonies and ET. Again, not bad, but I guess I was expecting more of a monster flic than…well, not. In fact, I think the best part was the Zombie flic that the kids were making being shown during the credits. THAT was awesome. And it made me sad. I was going to make a zombie flic…
But that’s another sad story.
Thor on the other hand was exactly what I expected it to be. Campy. It made no real attempt to be anything but fun. And from what I saw of it, it lived up to that. I say ‘what I saw of it’ because, well, I’m old, and at around 12:30 I was falling asleep, and since we had a 40 minute drive ahead of us, falling asleep there would be bad.
But it’s a movie that I would like to see the rest of, because it’s a good popcorn movie, and actually looks rather funny(on purpose I hope).
But Super 8…just wasn’t doing it for me.