After our visit to the wonderland, we made our way to the cinema.
The thing is, when we tried to book for tickets the night before (Saturday night), all the reasonable seats (in terms of distance from the screen) in Mid Valley were taken for the time slots that we wanted to watch. We didn't want to spend too much on Gold seats so we also looked for seats at Berjaya Times Square and KLCC.
In the end, we settled for IOI Mall. Not too far from MidValley. And the seats were beautiful, at mid section, row F :-D. Hubby went to collect the tickets before we had lunch at Esquire Kitchen. 2 adult tickets and 1 child ticket. QQ being below 3 watched for free :-).
Update: It's not IOI Mall we went to... alamak, how did I get that wrong??? It was actually Cheras Leisure Mall! Guess we didn't go Leisure Mall as often that's why subconciously type IOI Mall... hahaha!
This would be our kiddos' first time going to the cinema :-).
QQ fell asleep in the car, stay asleep when we made our way to the restaurant but quickly woke up when our food arrived... hahaha. She slept for about 20 minutes. After lunch, we made our way to the cinema and waited outside. HQ was the safe-keeper of the tickets :-). The kids were impatient but still obediently waited as they knew there's something exciting in store for them. I know I will miss their excitement, their insatiable curiosity, their eagerness to try anything new, and *smile* also their dangling feet when they grow up :-). When it was time to go in, we bundled the kids up in thick sweaters, cardigans and socks. The kiddos were pretty excited munching popcorn and waiting for the movie to start. But when the screen lighted up, they found it too loud. I myself felt the sound extremely loud for kids; HQ covered his ears throughout the movie and hubby cupped QQ's.
The kids were angels and sat through the whole movie without fussing. Verdict? HQ didn't like the movie. I guess he already had this assumption that the movie is happy, lively and bathed in bright pastel colours (like how the original Alice in Wonderland story is; meant for kids).
What we really watched was the adult version of Alice in Wonderland. Alice was all grown up and had to tackle adult problems; the movie not so happy anymore. All dark and gloomy. With ferocious Bandersnatch and menacing Jabberwocky with looks that could kill. I will not be a party pooper by being negative and all but I'd say the movie is more fitted for kids 7 years old and above.
QQ on the other hand said she loves the movie, loves the cinema, and loves to come again... maybe she was very impressed by the large screen and the movie special effects :-).
HQ's favourite character was the Mad Hatter (because he was so kind - Mad Hatter saved Alice 2 times!) and QQ's fav was the Cheshire Cat :-).
My poor kids were soooo tired after the movie they promptly fell asleep on our way home. If there's any movie suitable for kiddos next time, maybe we will plan for another cinema trip again. This time, I'll do enough research :-).
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