When we like something we LIKE something. It’s kind of an obsessive thing on my part and I’m okay with that. I’ve seen Wicked more times than I can remember (if I sat down and really thought about it, I could absolutely remember each time I’ve seen it, who I was with and which theater I was at – plus I have all my tickets and playbills). When Zach was three we went to see Finding Nemo about 8 times (hey it was GOOD!) and I still have all of the ticket stubs from that taped into a scrapbook. In the Winter of 1997, I went to the theater about 15 times with my best friend, but we only saw 2 movies: Titanic and Anastasia. This record was broken by my Frozen run – a record eleven times.
If I really like a movie, I’ll probably see it more than once, or at the very least I’ll download the soundtrack, like it on Facebook, and Google behind-the-scenes information on it while hopping up and down waiting for it to be released on DVD.
Guardians of the Galaxy was a big one like that for us. I just recently downloaded a free copy of the soundtrack (through Google play) and walk around declaring that “I am Groot” to my kids when I don’t want to say “uh-huh” anymore.
Now the kids have grabbed on to a new favorite – Big Hero 6. This movie was SO much cuter than I thought it was going to be. I’ve never read the original comic that it’s based on, but I knew enough to stay through the credits to see the end scene. A lot of people left and I just wanted to stand up and say “Really, people? Don’t you know better by now than to leave?” The first time we saw it was on Veteran’s Day and to say that it was crowded was an understatement. We didn’t even get to go to our regular theater because it was all sold out. The second viewing was much more enjoyable for all of us (in that way we are totally spoiled homeschoolers) and we noticed little things we didn’t see the first time.
There are too many movies coming out soon that we want to see (or that I’ll drag my children to whether they like it or not – Into the Woods, Annie, I’m looking at you), so I don’t know if Big Hero 6 will actually get up to Frozen stats, but it won’t be for lack of my kids begging for it to be so.