No, it was not date night for us. It was date night for mom and dad. They went to go see this movie~
This is the summary from Wikipedia
, an American whaleship
, sank after it was attacked by a sperm whale
in the Pacific Ocean
in November 1820. Having lost their ship, the crew of the Essex
attempted to sail to South America
. After suffering from starvation and dehydration, most of the crew died before the survivors were rescued in February 1821.
In retelling the story of the crew's ordeal, Philbrick utilizes an account written by Thomas Nickerson
, who was a teenage cabin boy
on board the Essex
and wrote about the experience in his old age; his account was lost
until 1960 but was not authenticated until 1980 before being published,
abridged, in 1984. The book also utilizes the better known account of Owen Chase
, the ship's first mate
, which was published soon after the ordeal.
Mom and dad had never seen a movie in 3D before. You have to wear these nutty-looking Poindexter-type glasses. If you don't wear them, the movie will look blurry but when you do wear them, they said that the movie is fabulous and so real!
The critics don't give it the greatest reviews but mom and dad really, really liked it.
Their gift to us was these dumb 3D glasses. What we really wanted was the left-over popcorn but that's not what we got.
Next time you head out to the movie theater, please bring popcorn home instead of geeky specs!
Mitch and Molly