Wednesday, June 18, 2003

Something about having a car (when you don't normally have one) makes you crave junk food. Drive thru's are way more appealing when you don't have to yell at the speaker box on foot. Although you can get much closer. So I betray all my principles around food preparation and pick up McDonald's on the way to the drive-in movie theatre.

Now despite the on-line advertisement that Matrix Reloaded was the flick of the evening, we got there only to find 2Fast 2Furious or whatever it's called. Quite the dilemma. Do you actually face the dissapointment of having been at the dirve-in gates and leave? Or, do you sit through that movie waiting for Bruce Almighty to begin?

Well, to make a long story short, I have now seen one more of those suspense/action movies where you have no interest in whether or not the characters actually live. Bruce Almighty wasn't a total disspointment though, better than the Truman Show, but not nearly as good as Groundhog Day, the movie that obviously inspired it.

Steve Carell steals the movie though. I know I'm not the first person to say that.

All this rambling to that the movies aren't really the point of the drive-in experience. In a way it only makes it better if the movies suck.