November 30, 2000
Eight fifty?

I went to the movies last night. It was the first time in a long time that I bought a single ticket. Normally I am buying for a group and the cost of tickets is blurred under the pile of $20 bills you hand over.

I was completely shocked at the price of an adult ticket. $8.50. Last I seem to remember the actually price of a ticket it was $7. Am I really getting to be an old man and getting shocked at the price of things? Heaven help me, I'm becoming my grandfather.

The movie is saw was Unbreakable. I love all Bruce Willis movies, including Hudson Hawk (yes, I have the DVD). The movie was good. Not great, just good. The writer/director is the same guy that wrote the Sixth Sense. He had a lot to live up to and I doubt any movie could have compared favorably as a sophomore film. If this was his first film, I think people would have liked it more. The people I went with, Mike, D.J., Joe, & Craig, all agreed that we spent much of the movie waiting for the 'big secret'. Sixth sense worked well because you didn't know there was a big secret.

I think upon viewing another time, I will see more in the movie since I won't be waiting so much.

Overall, the movie tries to say that people cannot be truely happy unless they are doing what they are meant to do in life. Kind of goes hand in hand with his ideas in the Sixth Sense that to move on in life and death, you much have closure and accept the reality of things.

I'll be buying the DVD, but I won't see it again in the theater.

Posted by michael at November 30, 2000 11:10 AM