Monday, July 16, 2007


I took my son to see his second movie in a theater over the weekend. We went to the new Palladium at The Rim, which I’ve been eager to check out, and saw “Ratatouille,” the latest Pixar masterpiece.
It was a great movie, but just a little too involved at some points for a 3-year-old. A couple of times during the movie, Nathan said he wanted to turn it off and watch something else. That’s something he can do when we are at home watching stuff on the DVD or the DVR, but not at the cinema. He also didn’t understand why we had to be at the theater at a specific time or why we had to wait 10 minutes for the show to start once we got there.
My wife stayed at home with our daughter, Isabel. At 20 months, she is not going to sleep through a movie like she did last year when we went to see “Cars.” But she is not old enough to sit through a movie yet either. In fact, she has shown no interest in TV at all so far, which is fine with us. I think by this age Nathan was already into watching Barney.
I’m sure Nathan will love Ratatouille once we buy it on DVD and he gets to view it multiple times at home. Meanwhile, I’m sure it is without doubt the best movie I will see in the theater this year.