April 13, 2014 SM Megamall
It was a very long day for the family as we were only able to get out of the house when it was already night since I had to recover from the long work week which included a client meeting and photobooth event on Saturday.
So we didn't have concrete plans when we went out except to eat our dinner and attend the Palm Sunday Mass. But after hearing the mass we still have time left and passed by the floor where we the cinemas were. And since for the past few weeks, Champee was persistently asking us to watch Rio 2 in the big screen whenever we drive by the big Rio 2 billboard in C5, I guess this is the right time for us to take her to her first movie .
We were very anxious as to how she will react with the big dark room. I remembered our experience in the Mind Museum where there's total darkness in their planetarium. Champee screamed when the show started due to the loud sound, prompting us to get out of the cinema-like room. However since all viewers were lying flat on the floor it became extra difficult to go out as we might step on other people's faces. Me and Champee were able to get out alive :) however, as my wife headed towards the exit she accidentally push the door a little bit strong and the hinge came off so light entered the entire room ruining the other people's planetarium experience. So we hurriedly pushed back the door and went out to another part of the museum where hopefully no one can recognize us.
So the test begins when we entered the cinema, it was already flag ceremony and it was also her first time to hear our national anthem. We were able to find a good spot to seat and then fortunately, she enjoyed the movie trailers. That at least ensured us that she's going to enjoy Rio 2, until Godzilla's trailer showed up. It has the most frightening musical scoring and scenes so we got alarmed and the mind museum experience flashed back. However, we needed to be composed so we pretended that Godzilla is just like Barney, so she wouldn't think it's really scary :) Good thing that it didn't last that long and another cartoon trailer showed up and then Rio 2 started.
As we watched the movie, it's good to know that even though it's an animation film both kids and adults enjoyed the show. And as I'm writing this blog, I just wanted to share some insights that I learned from Rio 2...
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