And this is what happened: I went to see The Avengers for the second time. Finally. After weeks of trying to organize a trip to the movies, I said screw it, and ran out for the afternoon.
The whole thing was a comedy of errors.
The first thing that happened was that I couldn’t find the movie theater. The sad part is that I have done this before, with the exact same theater; there’s no sign and it’s on the opposite corner than it should be. I drove around two different suburban shopping malls before finding the right one. By which time, I was late for the movie. But I paid my exorbitant 3D matinee fee ($11.50 wtf!) and went in. I came in halfway through the first chitauri scene. Oh well.
And everything was fine (though honestly, if I see it again I’m not going to see it in 3D) until the giant fight scene at the end. The aliens were flying around New York, the Avengers were almost about to start smashing stuff, and… the screen went black. I didn’t remember that. Hmm. There was still sound. I took off my 3D glasses (as if that would help). How odd. Someone else in the theater went to talk to the manager.
Turns out the bulb in the projector burned out and they didn’t have another one.
I GOT LOKI’D IN THE MOVIE THEATER. DURING THE AVENGERS. WHAT.
Clearly Someone Up There didn’t want me to see the movie. I could have stayed for the next showing (all 6 other people in the theater did; they hadn’t seen the movie before. Poor sods) but I decided to cut my losses and go home. On the bright side, I got a refund AND a free movie ticket for later. So that was cool.
I thought I had made Iron Man’s armor too tight, but in the comics, they actually turned his suit into a skin-tight “second (metal) skin he stores in the hollow of his bones” kind of thing… So I don’t feel so bad. Both me and the comics suck :I
Edna Mode is my favorite thing about The Incredibles. And every time I see a character in a cape, I think about her little tirade on how dangerous and impractical capes are. Looking cool comes at a price…