Another day of lines and more lines to see Transformers 2. First there was the line to get your tickets which you bought online so you wouldn’t have to stand in line, but you had to stand in a line anyway. Then there was the line waiting to get in which was split into 5 separate lines so we could be inside and not get heatstroke. There was the line to find seats, I told ’88 to be fluid like water and get through the crowd to find seats and it worked. How very Bruce Lee of me. Then there was the line at the concession stand to get coffee and sodas. The line to get in the restroom was long and several of us were doing the pee pee dance by the time we got in. The last and final line was to get out of the theater but that was the shortest one of the day.
The time we waste by standing in line was usually offset by the quality of dialog from the people you were with. It was a good time to catch up with friends or have a talk with your kids about that thing you had been meaning to bring up. Today there was no dialog, only texting and checking emails. There was no laughing, there was only tension from everyone, even little kids. What happened to those great midnight shows and crowds of fans where you could feel the excitement in the air. I miss the energy generated by the experience. It was fun to laugh and play trivia games and to let your inner nerd out to play. Oh well, maybe next month Harry Potter will be different.
Read my review of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen at Movie Nosh.com