Avengers was frickin’ awesome.
Hey so last time I said a little something about how awesome Avengers was. But why don’t I talk a little bit more about my viewing experience. I won’t talk about the movie — because I want people to experience the movie for themselves. But let’s talk about how I ended up seeing the film.
There are three cinemas in Townsville. There’s Event Cinemas in the city centre, there’s Reading Cinemas out at Cannon Park, and there’s Warina cinema out at the Warina shopping centre. Warina is pretty much Townsville’s old people cinema. That’s not really fair… it’s… it’s the Cinema for fans of Cinema, not for fans of movies. Teens and young people don’t really go there — and they don’t really play blockbusters as much.
So it’s pretty much been a war between Event (formerly Birch Carol and Coyle) Readings for just about forever. Hobart and I prefer Readings because they have better seating. So imagine our horror when we realised that Reading would be closed for 10 weeks for refurbishments! Gasp! Damn! So it’s over to Event for us to watch Avengers!
I’ve been volunteering at my local comic shop lately, so Hobart picked me up from there to go see Avengers — and he invited the comic shop owner, Ralph, to come see the movie with us. We arrived about 45 minutes early for the movie and found Event packed. I’d never seen it so packed out! It was nuts. Then we realised that whoops — the session we were going to was frickin’ sold out! This was at 4:45 in the afternoon on a Wednesday (okay, let’s be fair, that was a public holiday).
And that was for the 2d showing!
We ended up having to go for a 10:15 pm showing to get a session that a) wasn’t sold out and b) was in 2d. We’d decided to go to the 2d session because, well, modern 3d is pretty balls. (Hugo and Piranha are the only 3d films I’ve seen where I thought it was worthwhile.) Also, Ralph doesn’t like modern 3d.
So we went to the late session and it was frickin’ packed too. The entire cinema was full and well… the movie was great. It was so great in fact that Hobart decided he wanted to see the movie again ASAP. So we went to see it again on Saturday — this time without Ralph. Second time around we went to see the 3d session. It was nearly sold out, and the cinema was frickin’ packed again. I think Readings being closed and Avengers being a big movie was definitely cramming things.
Avengers was amazing. I really recommend it. But if I may make a suggestion? Buy your tickets online.