Thursday, July 02, 2015

off to see Ahnold

I suppose I can let the cat out of the bag now.

At 8PM this evening, I'm meeting my buddy Tom in Jamshil to watch "Terminator: Genisys" on a screen in what is supposedly the largest movie theater in the world (for now). Arnold Schwarzenegger is going to be in town, so tonight's screening is a red-carpet event. I'm arriving too late to see the big man himself up close, but it's my understanding that he'll be saying a few choice Wörter to the crowd right before the movie starts. If we're permitted to do so, I'll see if I can take some grainy, digital-zoomed photos of Herr Governator before the lights go down and the wild sex begins.

As for the movie itself, I've seen only the previews and haven't read any reviews. I'm going to assume that this will either be awesome (mainly because it'll be playing on a screen large enough to dominate the sky from thirty miles away) or be a stinking pile of dudu. Maybe, after I publish this, I'll flip over to Metacritic and read some reviews there.

To prevent any poop urges during the movie, I'm avoiding food all day, so I'm going to be ravenous by the time I make my way home. Speaking of making my way home: it's a long, long subway ride to Jamshil from Goyang City. Tom was worried that I might not reach a subway in time to take me back, seeing as the movie lets out after 11PM. I told Tom not to worry; subway service will last until well after midnight, and I can reach Line 3's Garak Market stop with time to spare. The only real issue is whether I'll have to walk home from Madu Station in Goyang: by the time I reach Madu, it'll be around 1AM. I told Tom that that wasn't a big deal: I've walked the round trip to Madu and back several times since I moved here; it takes about 80 minutes one way, which is nothing for a walker like me.

Fingers crossed. Let's hope it's a good movie.

UPDATE: Oh, my.


1 comment:

John from Daejeon said...

Oh, my, indeed!

For some truly great film experiences, you might want to check out a little Kiwi film about chess, or a little Aussie film about people's frequencies that control our lives.

And after I was quite disappointed with "Jurassic World," I did track down the reason the director was given the opportunity to direct the dinostrosity. That little movie is awesome! It's just a real shame that all three of these great movies together won't make a hundredth of what "Jurassic World" will end up fleecing the sheep for.