Captain’s Log. Spring Break Chronicles. Diaper Date 1661. This has not been the most auspicious start to the Captain’s Spring Break. Mrs. Captain arrived to pick up the Captain for an impromptu date to see The Hunger Games. This is where the day turned.
The movie was awesome – pretty true to the book without being as gory as I feared. (Side note – Great casting job – EXCEPT for Peeta. Like the actor, but not what the book described especially in comparison to Gale.) At least the part I saw was good.
If you don’t know anything about the Hunger Games, it is a pretty dark distopian film. Not a whole lot of comedy. The point is to make you feel awkward, anxious, and maybe a little sick to your stomach.
Now imagine that in the midst of a pretty tense scene (there may have been some rioting, extreme crying from a main character, and the demise of a likeable character – all at the same time) that the movie cuts out.
Not cuts out like the movie flickers and then comes back. Cuts out and you are sitting in darkness.
The Captain rushed to the desk and told the proper “authorities” that the movie was busted. The response, “We have to call somebody.”
So finally someone goes to the booth and restarts the movie. Yeah, RESTARTS the movie.
Another visit to the desk. Another visit to the booth. Movie gets back close to where it cut off. We see the same riot again. Movie stops again.
At one point it almost seemed like the movie was daring us to take action. In attendance? Three old guys, a college student, and the Captain couple (sans kids). Sounds like the beginning of a joke…or news headline.
After the first attempt to resuscitate the movie we got a free pass. After the second the Captain got his money back.
After the third attempt, the Captain couple left.
What are the chances? Odds are we dont get an opportunity together to finish the movie.
So, the Captain has now seen the Hunger Games except the last 20-30 minutes. Does he go back and watch the WHOLE movie, or just try to get into the last third of the movie?
The Captain had thought about buying a Mega Million lotto ticket, but after his stroke of luck today he decided against it. They say you have a better chance of getting in an auto accident on the way to buy your ticket than you do of winning.
Huh. I think Catniss told Prim the same thing before the Reaping (movie reference). Maybe I should have bought a ticket. Oh well.
May the odds ever be in your favor.
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