We are starting a new family tradition. When a movie hits town that all of us are excited to see, we buy tickets several days in advance, and go to the matinee on opening day. We've discovered that the Friday afternoon a movie opens, even if it's going to be a wildly popular movie, the late-afternoon matinee is not packed with people. We've done this a couple of times, and we will continue to do so with the other big summer movies we want to see (if you missed my must-see summer movie list, click here).
Yesterday, we went to see Iron Man 3. Chad was able to take off from work early, so we picked Megan up after school, and headed straight to the theater for the 3:45 showing. There was a line already when we got there, but we had our tickets, so we were able to go right in, get our popcorn, and head inside to find the perfect seats. No fuss, no muss. Megan had a friend meet us there, so we all just munched on popcorn and visited while we waited. By the time the movie started, the theater was about half-full. I'm telling you, this is the way to see a movie on opening day!
Iron Man 3 was not at all what I expected. I will not give anything away and spoil the surprises for you. DO NOT read anything about this movie before you see it. If you happen upon spoilers, it will ruin half the fun for you. I will say that you will have NO IDEA what you will experience with this movie by watching the trailers. A most excellent job was done of giving a taste of the movie, without really giving you any of the story. There are many twists, and having no idea that they were coming was completely delicious. This movie is different, in several very good ways, from the other Iron Man movies.
Go see this movie and enjoy the ride it will take you on. We certainly did!