Wednesday, March 24, 2010

alice in wonderland

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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21 comments:

Mummy Gwen said...

IOI Mall ah...haih..suddenly miss that place. LOL. Yes..this movie is more suitable for older kids and adults. But Gwen enjoyed the movie..hehe..probably the popcorns made her stayed. :P

Your angels always stay close to each other everywhere they...so sweet lor.

mNhL said...

Ya...the dangling feet. I will miss that too! haha.

The kids first time to cinema turned out to be good huh. no fuss, and everything ends well.

smallkucing said...

Oooo i didnt know kids below 3 watch for free.

So guai of QQ to sit quietly and watch the whole show :)

eugene said...

Good show ka? went there to buy tickets on two weekends,could not get tickets, so tak jaid, Johnny Depp is my fav actor since the day of Beverly Hill 90210..

you sure it is the first time your kiddos going to a cinema?

take care now and god bless

goolypop said...

oooooo... then i shan't bring gooly. thanks!

Cindy said...

Did you watch the 3D Alice in Wonderland? We went Pavilion to watch 3D Alice in Wonderland al the way from Ipoh!!!lol

Sherry said...

my parents no interest to watch movies any more :(

BoeyJoey said...

alamak... I got the venue wrong leh... should be Cheras Leisure Mall, not IOI Mall! Guess we don;t go Leisure Mall often, that's why subconciously typed IOI Mall... hahaha!

wenn said...

it should be a nice movie.

Alice Law said...

Ohh... what a fun bringing your kids to the cinema!

Like QQ, my girl likes Cheshire cat as well, poor Red Queen... everybody hates her, huhuhu!

Mummy Moon said...

I told my hub to bring the kids for their first movie, but he said this movie is more for adults or older kids, so end up tak jadi tengok..

Anywhere glad to hear that your kids behave so well in the cinema.

Annie Q said...

LOL..before i read your correction, i was wondering, Midvalley is it near IOI mall? Quite far lei.

I didn't bring my boys for this movie, i am sure they don't understand and will feel bored and they will start making noise.

BoeyJoey said...

Mummy Gwen: Hee hee... sudah salah, we actually went to Cheras Leisure Mall. My kiddos love the popcorn too, but QQ wasn't munching too much... she was too engrossed!
sometimes they do run away from each other... hahaha

mNhL: Overall ok la... so can plan for another trip... ahaha

smallkucing: yes, both kids are actually quite good throughout :-)

eugene: Suitable for bigger kids; but maybe your kids too big liao :-). hey, was jhhny depp in beverly hills 90210? yes, it's my kiddos very first time to cinema - 4.5 & 2.5 yo :-).

goolypop: my boy is an idealist, so not a good movie... maybe ok for other kids :-)

BoeyJoey said...

Cindy: You came all the way from Ipoh??? tabik*
and hey, tahnks for dropping by :-)

Sherry: Go with your friends :-)

wenn: It was overall nice la... the effects and all.. i love johnny depp!

Alice Law: Red Queen is kinda cute hor... hee hee

Mummy Moon: Yalo... your hubby is right... more meant for older kids. Overall they behaved good, no fuss and sat through the whole movie... asking LOTS and LOTS of questions!

BoeyJoey said...

Annie Q: You must think we're mad... hahaha! I also don;t know how I got that wrong :-).
They did asked LOTS of questions througout the movie, so ok la... can roughly understand the story...

ChloeRuoyi said...

The kids are great, I mean, they didn't enjoy the movie yet they didn't make any fuss.

Yeah, I find the characters a bit scary too. For a more fun and colourful kid's version of it, do get the Disney cartoon. I can just watch it over and over again. Love it!

the little prince said...

Leisure Mall, long time didnt visit that cinema already! HOw's the cinema condition?

HQ & QQ so good, not cranky for their 1st time movie!! I wonder how my boy will react then! :-p

Thanks for the info that kid below 3 yrs is free, should nag my hubby to go for cinema!! I have not step into cinema since preggy - almost 3 years!!! :-)

slavemom said...

Wat a pleasant 1st cinema outing for the kids. Definitely more to come in the future. :) Nowadays we choose to watch our (adult) shows coz the kids r there just for the popcorn. :D They dun really bother abt the show, esp ah boy.

Sherry said...

haha.. no wonder I see like eh.. ioi mall look like that meh.

2ma said...

next is How to Train the Dragon! am planning to bring shan leo to watch it

Mommy Ling said...

Wow...so nice to be out for movie with the whole family.

I m still awaiting for the moment..long neck awaitin**

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