Movie: Madagascar 3 – Europe’s Most Wanted
My Son’s First Movie Cinema Experience
My wife and I successfully tried not to tell in advance to our 2-year old son about treating him for the first time, to a movie cinema. We don’t want him to keep on asking about what a cinema is and other this and that.
Upon reaching Mercato Mall on Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai UAE, we then proceeded to the cinema area and bought two tickets of Madagascar 3 for Dhs 70/- (under 3 years old toddlers still get free movie pass). Since we still have 2o minutes before the movie starts, we wandered around a bit, checking out other activities in the mall. We noticed a line-up of children waiting to receive a free shaped balloon of their choosing; it was the start of Dubai’s Summer Surprises, by the way. There, we let our little boy get in the queue to get his sword-shaped balloon.
After which, we went back to the cinema area. Bringing some nachos and popcorn, we entered Cinema room # 3. Dark and with loud noises, usual for a cinema but very unusual to our little boy. I was carrying him and I could see from the expression of his face how startled he was.
The moment we sat down to our seats I could feel how he tightened his hang on me but my voice was loud enough for him to understand that there’s nothing wrong and nothing for him to be afraid of. “Dako ra na nga TV bebe, dako ra na nga TV” (it’s just a huge TV baby), I told him. Then, I started to see excitement from his face, grinning while watching the Ice Age 4 trailer which we are planning to watch also, soon as it comes out. 🙂
Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted then started. While the three of us were busy munching our snacks, I also took a chance to click my phone’s camera to grab some pictures of us inside the cinema. You know, something to review when he grows.
So the movie was the most funny of all the sequels that I have watched. Realistically though, it saddened me that animals like Alex (the lion), Marty (the zebra), Melman (the giraffe), Gloria (the hippo) and the rests, thought that the New York zoo is their real home when in fact, they’re already in their home. Anyway, it’s also a reverse way of telling all those animal lovers or should I say animal captivators that zoos and other enclosures are not the animals real home.
The sequel has an added interesting part that I liked, the one with Vitaly’s (the Russian tiger) drama about losing his hope and focus on making the impossible possible and how Alex was able to inspire him and bring back his long lost real self.
That was one of the morals I got from this wonderfully animated film brought to us by DreamWorks Animation and Paramount Pictures.
While we were still watching the movie, I already knew it was going to become a hit, that it will continue to rake and increase its Box Office. While writing this post, according to wikipedia.org, Madagascar 3 now reaches $309,582,661 with a budget of only $145 million. How cool is that!
But to finish our son’s first movie cinema experience, after our big laughs, minutes before the movie ended, Yuri fell asleep. Not really a sad thing to say, because he’s able to adjust immediately what a cinema is and behaved accordingly.
If I may rate the movie, 1 to 10 and 10 as the highest? I am giving it 20. LOL! The movie really was the “awesomest” so far. 🙂