The cinema movie offered to the seniors this week was Dunkirk - which Roland wanted to go and see, but it was on Wednesday which overall is NOT the best day for me - especially when I have two classes. Roland was finishing up his assignment and Corey was coming to town (and there is no movie that I would rather see over my brother, Corey) and I wasn't going to jeopardize that! Roland's plan was to take me on a date to the theatre last night. Unfortunately the last showing was on Thursday, and so we ended up not going to the big city of Roseburg.
Instead we decided to go rent movies from Redbox. We drove to the one located by McDonald's. I was watching two men, one in a cherry picker and one in the McDonald's sign - which actually looks further up in the air when there is a cherry picker and crew inside the sign. I wished I would have had my camera. You think with all the times I've not had it with me, I would learn. But no. I was too lazy to have taken anything - even proper shoes.
We selected two movies: Meagan Leavey and the Zoo Keeper's Wife,
but there was a problem with the machine and we couldn't get any farther than checking out the movies. As Roland continued to fiddle with Redbox, I continued to watch the view of the two persons (I could only see the one on the cherry picker but figured there was also at least one in the sign itself).
We drove to another Redbox location on the other end of town. Roland couldn't find the Zoo Keeper's Wife and had selected the latest King Kong. We did not spend as much time at the second RedBox. We collected the two movies and returned to our house to watch them.
I really liked Megan Leavey, which is the first movie we watched. I thought Kate Mara looked a lot like the real Megan Leavey. What a remarkable turn-around of her life.
I don't know what possessed us to watch King Kong in its entirety. I think we both thought something would happen - maybe a plot would unfold. I
t was kind of like a rip off of Jurassic Park meshed with some other movie. I saw Planet of the Apes, the Incredible Hulk and dare I saw Honey, I Shrunk the Kids? We apparently lost sight of why the group had gone to Skull Island in the first place. My recommendation would be that you do not waste your time on watching this King Kong but rent one of the other mentioned movies instead. And the creatures, by the way, looked as realistic to me as the ones used in the King Kong movies back in 1976.
This morning on facebook I posted a bogus picture of cherry picker raised to McDonald sign with the caption: "If you have a fear of heights, changing light bulbs in the McDonald's sign is NOT for you." I don't know if that is actually what they were doing. It certainly was interesting to watch - though from my point of view, there wasn't much to see, except for the inside of the sign which is normally yellow appeared to have open slats of white shining through.