Benjamin Button as an old man - wait! I mean a new born baby.
Last Thursday we returned to the new movie theater that we saw AUSTRALIA in to see THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON.
The last time we were there we were the only two people in the room watching the movie. This time eight more people came. We were the first paying customers there (of course). I noticed as we drove up in the huge new parking lot there were only three or four cars. There are 16 movie theaters. The man who sold us the ticket was the complete staff I think. The other cars belonged to a customer off in some theater and a contractor putting some spackling compound and scraping the side of the wall of the theater we were in. We were concerned he would still be working when the movie started. He finished up with about 4 minutes to go.
For a while I thought we again would be the only two watching the movie… but as I said, 8 other people joined us. We sat in the complete center… seven of the eight chose to sat in front, behind, and beside us. I felt crowded.
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON was a very good movie… very well done, that took us through about 45 years of history in the early to mid of the 20th Century. I’m sure you know by now the uniqueness of it. Benjamin was born an old man and grew younger each day. It reminded me of a twisted version of FOREST GUMP. Great movie!
Funny – the contractor who was scraping the wall to smooth it down I think sort of got the hint he should leave and come back. Half way through the movie we were watching, in the next theater we heard on the wall….”BAM BAM BAM!!! He was banging on the wall for some reason… working or being spiteful?