Wednesday, December 14, 2005

All for The King and The King for All

Last Friday saw The Mr dutifully taking his Missus to see the new movie 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' braving the cold weather and colder winds :)

For anyone who has read C.S.Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia", to watch it translate so beautifully on screen is one helluva joyous moment. The movie is as wonderful as the book and Narnia is indeed shown in all its breathtaking beauty and grandeur.

The only sad part was that i wasn't in Sathyam theatre for the show :( The American movie watching experience is not fit to be called an experience at all. We went for the night show and most of the people there were kids. And in a movie like this, i expected people to clap, laugh, scream and root for Aslan when he makes his grand entrance. But there wasn't so much as a whisper doing the rounds. If it weren't for the occasional giggles i would have concluded that i was watching the movie sitting inside The Witch's castle of ice sculptures.

Of course, yours truly is blessed with unbridled enthusiasm even in the middle of a cold wintry night and i kept clapping soundlessly and cheering for Aslan. The 12 year old sitting next to me gave me dirty looks as if i came from a different planet altogether. The Mr grinned widely and asked me not to scare away the little kid.

But seriously, how can anyone watch a kid's movie without getting involved? When Ammukuttz, Dudezie and i went to watch HP4, we had kids sitting behind us energetically telling their mom, "Look fiss" during the merpeople scene.And i screamed "Cedric" quite loudly thinking there would be others only to hear my voice sound alone and a spate of good-humoured giggles following that show of love :)

And the worst point was, after the movie ended not a soul applauded the effort of the team. How rude! They are not fit to live in Narnia. Hmpf!
So all you people who plan to watch the movie, please to cheer Aslan and the army as they fight against the White Witch :)

If you are married and have kids, do take them along. If you are not, borrow kids and take them along :) But make sure you clap the loudest in the hall.

Till then, adios amigos.


Blogger M (tread softly upon) said...

Belated birthday wishes Kumari! Didin't realize you were back blogging. Haven't seen the movie. Yet. Will keep you in mind when I do :)

1:19 PM  
Blogger Me said...

u seem to be nostalgic about everything remotely chennai!!
anyways i do hope things get better soon..

11:12 PM  
Blogger pagala'k' said...

Birthday wishes!

I would have whole heartedly accepted that the experience of watching a movie in Satyam or any Chennai theatre for that matter is beyond comparison to the American multiplexes only if I can get tickets. Its so damn hard to get tickets during the first 2 weeks of a new release in Chennai

6:34 AM  
Blogger Kumari said...

@MTSU: Thank you and it is never belated. Not this month :) Oh do see the movie. It is awesome :)

@me: hehehe...can't help it. Lived there all my life :)

@pagala'k': Thankoo :) See, that's what i love about chennai. This undying passion for cinema even if it's a dud. I saw King Kong last night-- first day show in a half-empty theatre :)

10:28 AM  
Blogger Madhooo said...

I am in total accordance with you when u say that kids' movies (atleast) should be watched with lot of hulla-gulla. That is why I think watching kids' movies is great fun 'coz it is not only the movie but the ebullient kiddos around you that make the experience noteworthy.:)))

12:12 AM  
Blogger jax said...

Pah..your theater must have been filled with the Wimbledon watching crowd. If I watch the movie, I'll tell you how it went. Now, where do I borrow my kids from?:O

4:19 AM  
Blogger Balaji said...

just curious. is the movie suitable for a 4 yr old? anything scary?

3:46 PM  
Blogger Kumari said...

@Madhooo: Finally someone who agrees :)

@Jax: Why do you think i refuse to grow up? Please take me along :D

@Balaji: hmm...There isn't anything really scary like in HP4. But still Kavya might not be ready for those huge Bulls and trolls. Esp the scene where the Stone Table sacrifice takes place. Best option would be for you to watch it once and then take her along :)

4:43 PM  
Blogger KoPoS said...

sheesh! was it really that cold or was it the ppl that were?

anycase, need to catch up with that movie too. pehle, book bhi padhna hai.

oh and btw, yappy budday. but tell me orange pulao? whats that??!! :O

7:57 AM  
Blogger Kumari said...

@Kopos: Thank you :) AS for orange pulao, you need to come home to taste it :D
Read the book, it is awesome.

9:50 PM  

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