Through the Looking Glass, Irritatingly, with Soup

Here’s what I think I think today, having seen Alice in Wonderland with my third-grader.

-I am underwhelmed with 3D, and I think it gives me a headache without adding much, if anything , to a movie’s entertainment value.

-I think 3D is here to stay, so I can only hope it gets better.

-I think I’m getting old.  (“Color TV?  Who needs that?”)

-I think it’s silly that Northpark AMC categorizes their tickets (at least for this movie) as adults, children and seniors when the price is the same for all three categories.

-I think I used to like The Soupman at Northpark, but now that they’ve dropped the fruit and chocolate that used to be included, but kept the $9 price for a paper cup of clam chowder, it’s okay with me if just closes, which is where I think it’s headed soon enough.

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5 thoughts on “Through the Looking Glass, Irritatingly, with Soup

  • March 17, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Charles, If I recommend a movie for my kids to watch, the first thing out of their mouths (condescendingly, I might add) is “black and white, or color?”. If I tell them it’s black and white their eyes glaze over and they lose all focus. They cannot comprehend black and white TV. Yes, we are getting to old.

  • March 17, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Alice wasn’t made to be shown in 3d. That’s the problem with these movies is that the studios do it as an afterthought. Until all 3d content is created to be seen in 3d (and i don’t see that happening any time soon) it won’t get any better.

  • March 17, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I was completely ‘eh’ about the whole movie. And I agree with the whole headache thing regarding 3-d. Does anyone know if it’s worse if you have to wear the 3d glasses over your own presciption eyeglasses?

  • March 18, 2010 at 9:40 am

    We just stopped by the Soupman the other night before seeing a movie as well. We ordered two large bowls of soup and were going to split a drink. The price, she told us before she ladled the soup, was going to be $22!! For two soups and one drink?? No thank you.

    That place is ridiculous!

  • May 21, 2010 at 9:19 am

    I agree w/Southern…Soupman is ridiculously overpriced. Those prices and service may go over well in Manhattan, but here in Dallas…would it hurt for you to smile a little when serving me my $22 bowl of soup? Is that too much to ask? Apparently, it is..


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