23) Dressing Up For The Movies
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Published: Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Updated: Thursday, November 5, 2009 15:11
When a movie comes out, and its predecessors have already captured our nation's heart, it's common for people to dress up to the theater to "show their support" for the movie. I personally think this is great and besides paying the reasonable price for a movie ticket, dressing up like a character from a movie is the best way of showing the studios that you love their film.
I work at an ice cream stand near the IMAX theater in my home town, and with the release of "Watchmen" recently, I was reminded of how much I love to see people dress up for movies. I remember when the prequel trilogy came out for Star Wars and how I thought it was amazing these people were that devoted to these movies. Why doesn't everyone dress up for the movies? Seeing someone come in a full body suit of spandex for "Spider-Man 2" would have made my day.
Going back to "Watchmen," I was surprised and delighted to see a devoted fan dressed up as the almost-nude Dr. Manhattan. While all my other co-workers were stunned and laughing behind the gentleman's back, I was nothing but nice to the man and didn't think twice about his attire. Women dressed up like Silk Spectre, but I was sad that no one dressed up like Rorschach or Night Owl.
I can not wait until "Star Trek" comes to IMAX. Having seen pictures and videos from Star Trek conventions, I am nothing but excited. I have been brushing up on my Klingon so I will be able to understand what they are saying when trying to order ice cream. This was a problem in the past when fans of the Harry Potter movies have shouted spells and I didn't know the right counter-curse to stop them. Also didn't help that I was using an ice cream scooper and they were using the delightful wands the IMAX theater sells.
Dressing up for the movies is something that everyone should do. You'll attract stares, from people who are no doubt jealous that they themselves didn't think of dressing up. Now if you would excuse me, I'm going back to working on my suit of armor for "Iron Man II."