Went to see Pirates of the C with Con, Am, Su. E went to see The Hulk. She went in after me; the ticket-taker sent her to the wrong movie, so she went out to the lobby and found the man she knows from when she and my mum went to the movies. She told him about mum, then he directed her to The Hulk, which she enjoyed immensely. She told me her take on the plot. Well, Johnnie Depp was very good, but the pirates movie was boring. There's just no way to not notice that un-absorbed feeling when the characters fail to spark interest. Everyone else thought it was fun, but that degree of recycling popular culture is just not interesting to me. I'm too interested in history, for one thing. Anyway, I've always despised Disney and what that company does -- suck all the reality out and replace it with saccharine platitudes and recycled plots. I began hating them the first time I heard of them -- as they'd despoiled a character much beloved by me and Deb. We'd read all, or many, of the Mary Poppins books, so when that jackass movie came out I couldn't believe what they'd done. What a sick, evil company. No wonder certain people are so stupid. They were raised on that pap, and told it was good.
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