Everyone’s got armbands and 3-D glasses . . .
Irvine schools are on spring break this week. I took a day off for father-son activities with my boy, age 15.
“Not particularly,” he said.
I’d already decided that I did want to see it so I got off at the Irvine Spectrum exit.
“I guess this means we’re going to see it,” he said.
“You know what they say: Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, but regret for the things we didn’t do is inconsolable.”
“Oh shut up, Sophocles. It’s a movie for two-year-olds.”
“No it isn’t. There’s a giant girl in it. It looks cool.”
“I’ll be the combined age of everyone else in the theater.”
We got there a little early so we bought the movie tickets and walked around the Spectrum for a while. I bought a Tommy Bahama shirt and the boy got some red sneakers at Vans.
I have to admit that the movie didn’t really live up to my expectations, but the 3-D IMAX was good and I liked this line from BOB, the monster with no brain, when the battle against the aliens looks hopeless:
“Gentlemen, I may not have a brain — but I have an idea!”
In the evening, the boy had a high school roller hockey game and his mom and I watched him. It was a good day . . .