Oh, my. I went looking for this picture and fell down a rabbit hole.
Sorry, I cannot help myself.
Okay, one more.
PLAYING WITH THE BOYS.
Whew. Where was I? I think I blacked out for a minute there. I need an antidote to all this glossiness.
And...there it is. Now I can focus.
No matter how awesome a 3D showing of (talk to me, Goose) Top Gun would be, I won't be seeing it. The reason is that a) I very, very seldom see movies in the theatre, and b) if I do see a movie in the theatre, I want it to be Les Mis, which I still haven't seen and, if history is any indication, I probably won't see until it's on video-on-demand. Watching movies in the comfort of my own home does have its benefits: unlimited access to the wine bottle, the ability to pause the movie when said wine consumption is high and a visit to the ladies' room (or, in my house, the room that I am forced to share with the boys) is necessary, and the fun of munching on snacks that did not cost $10 per portion. The downside, of course, is not seeing the movie as it was intended to be seen, i.e., on the big screen.
The last movie I saw in the theatre was The Lorax. It was in 3D, which was my first 3D movie ever. It was all right, but the only reason we went to see it in the first place was because our family was visiting our in-laws, and it was raining and cold and an outing was most definitely in order. Prior to The Lorax, I saw Cars 2 in the theatre (don't get me started) and prior to that? Pirates of the Caribbean Part 2. I don't even have any idea when I was in a theatre prior to that, which means in the past eight years I've been to the theatre three times.
Oh wait! I forgot - there was a fourth time, when my girlfriend and I went to a screening of Mirror Mirror, courtesy of my lovely friend Marilyn. So, four times in (at least) eight years. My record is not great, so I'm guessing I'm not seeing Les Mis anytime soon.
My memory of Pirates of the Caribbean is fuzzy; Jake was about ten months old at the time and I was exhausted. He woke several times a night until he was four and a half years old, for the love of god, but I was also tired from the following: pregnancy (years 2003-2004) and interrupted sleep, having a newborn (2004), having a nine month old baby and being pregnant (2005), and having Jake, who was colicky and, as I said before, was a terrible sleeper (2005-2010). Anyway, my parents were watching the boys for a matinee (since even they weren't crazy enough to babysit in the evening at that time) and I almost immediately fell asleep. I slept through the entire movie, waking once in a while to scenes of creatures with squid heads.
All of which is to say, no matter how much I love (Son, your ego is writing cheques your body can't cash) Top Gun, I won't be seeing it in 3D. If you see it, let me know how it goes, okay?