So we went to the movies last night (saw XMen 3) for the first time in, like, forever. You can read Hulk’s review over at his blog. I agree with it wholeheartedly – the movie itself was OK, a pretty good action movie with a lot of special effects, but not nearly as good as the first two.
One of the reasons we don’t go to the movies very often is the same reason a lot of people don’t go – the annoying 20-30 minutes of ads (after the “get to the theater early!” ads) before the previews before the movie. I wish there was some way to know exactly when all the ads end and the previews begin (because I usually like the previews) so we could just skip the damn ads. However, this time, it was actually worth it to be there a few minutes before the previews started – as I saw the funniest “pre-movie” ad I’ve ever seen.
There’s a sleeping guy, awakened to find a guinea pig on his chest. The guinea pig tells him to watch a certain show that I’ve never heard of on a cable channel I’ve never heard of instead of sleeping. The guy asks why, and the guinea pig says, “Do you want me to eat your other kidney?” and then the camera cuts to a bloody hole in the guy’s abdomen. Awesome. We laughed out loud for several minutes.
It’s too bad I don’t have cable and I’ve never heard of whatever show it was, because I sure wouldn’t want a calico-colored guinea pig to eat MY kidney.