Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Juan Or at the Premier Screening of The Adventures of Tintin in Secret of the Unicorn

Thanks to Nuffnang and United International Pictures Malaysia, Mommy won a pair of passes to watch the premier screening of The Adventures of Tintin in 3D on 2nd November 2011, 9.30 pm at Golden Screen Cinema Midvalley Megamall!



Papa, Juan Or and Mommy reached Midvalley pretty 'early', i.e., at about 6.10 pm because that's about the best time to look for parking since Midvalley office workers are most likely to be driving out by then. Since the show would only start from 9.30 pm, we had a lot of time to kill in Midvalley......


Juan Or got to have his static ride on his favourite Thomas the Tank Engine and the Troublesome Truck!



We went to see Transformers toys too at several toy figurine-specialized shops (Anime Tech, Comic Mart) at Megamall's top floor, but didn't buy anything as their prices are not competitive. We went to Toys R'Us to see too but there were not many varieties left.

Finally, by 8.15 pm, we headed for GSC to collect the passes. Well, there was already a long queue of Nuffnangers even though there was no sign yet of Nuffnang staff nor a Nuffnang counter. And guess who we met there? It's none other than Juan Juan and her mum from My Little Sprouts! By the way, Mommy met Isaac Tan from eXperiences too (via introduction from Juan Juan's mum).









It wasn't too long after queuing that Mommy got the passes plus two "I (heart) Nuffnang" badges. Juan Or was very eager to wear the badge and even insisted that Mommy should wear too!







By around 9.15 pm, we were allowed to be seated in the screening hall and the 3D glasses were distributed upon entering the hall. Juan Or treated the glasses more like a toy - wore it and made funny faces!




Since only two glasses were distributed (but there were three of us), Mommy made it a point to stand by with a pair of cardboard 3D glasses taken from Juan Or's 3D book of dinosaurs. Mommy wasn't exactly sure whether such cardboard 3D glasses are compatible for warching such 3D movies, but no harm trying, right? Anyway, the cardboard 3D glasses were meant for Juan Or to use whereas the proper 3D glasses were for both Papa and Mommy to use! ^_^




Finally, the show started and guess what? Juan Or refused to give Mommy back the proper 3D glasses! He insisted on using the proper one and that Mommy should use the dinosaur one! *Faint* Mommy made several futile attempts to coax him into giving Mommy the proper glasses with each attempt ending with Juan Or making faint crying sound. *Cunning boy!* So what to do? Mommy used the dinosaur one while he used the proper one! On several occasions, Mommy caught him watching with the proper glasses being lifted up to his forehead (in other words, he was watching without the glasses!), so Mommy insisted that he give it back for Mommy to use. Guess what was his reply? With an almost crying voice and pleading tone, Juan Or said," Cannot see without glasses!" *Double faint*


So at the end of the day, Mommy watched 3D Tintin without any 3D glasses for about 90% of the time, 5% with the proper glasses on and the remaining time with the dinosaur glasses on. Without any 3D glasses, the subtitles are of course double image, but the pictures are not too double image - still a manageable view, though. With the dinosaur glasses on, the subtitles still look double image, but the pictures are a little better off. And of course with the proper glasses on, the 3D-ness is very good! The only downside to Mommy about wearing the proper 3D glasses is that it adds extra weight onto the short-sighted glasses that Mommy is already wearing, thus giving a heavy and uncomfortable feeling or pressure on the nose bridge. Looks like watching 3D is definitely not for Mommy, but for Papa, the 3D experience was heavenly (he didn't seem to experience the heavy-nose-bridge symptom)! 

How about the Tintin movie? Well, it was an enjoyable show despite some tug-of-war-of-glasses inconvenience  with Juan Or and some brief sleepy spells due to tiredness from work plus the tensed waiting period (before the show started). Personally, Mommy felt it could have been better for the producers to have a non-3D version as well to cater to different needs of their viewers. Here's a trailer of the show:



11 comments:

Sheoh Yan said...

Muahahhahaha! Cunning Juan Or won the proper 3D glass. You should have brainwashed him prior to the cinema visit. I am good in doing that. Telling my two girls my expectation before the house. Kekekek!

mNhL said...

haha...Juan Or 'fights' the glasses with you! I would love to watch this show too.....saw the thriller and thought that was a nice movie.

Alice Phua said...

Sheoh Yan, hehehe...you know, prior to the day, I brainwashed him the wrong thing already becos I was so afraid in case he gets terrified with the idea of having to put something on while watching movie (just like he is terrified when I try to put on his kindergarten uniform on him, but haven't blog about it yet), manalah tau, it was the total opposite! Shit! *Sigh*

Alice Phua said...

mNhL, yes, this show is recommended to watch.

prince n princess mum said...

Looks like you all enjoying the show!~

Alice Phua said...

Prince n princess mum, :-) yup, enjoy amidst some minor 'family glitch'. ^_^

yvonne said...

I dislike going to 3D movie too, because I didn't enjoy the weight on my nose bridge.

We went for a 3D movie once and my girl told me she had to practically hold the glasses for 2 hours. The glasses are meant for adult and kept slipping.

suituapui said...

Hahahahaha!!! So cute your kids. Gald you all enjoyed the movie...and congrats!

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Wow! Congrats to you. I wish we sarawakians can be offered such an opportunity to join such contest.

But pity you for watching the movie without 3d glasses.

P/s: how's the movie?

Bananazஇ said...

Lucky you can still watch the 3D movie even without the proper glasses on except for the subtitles else its a real torture in the cinema haha.

Alice Law said...

The 3D glasses were actually killing my brain cells... I felt very tired and my head throbbed after wearing it for an hour or so. Great movie experience anyway.