Terminator 3

July 22, 2003

[Terminator 3]Our group went to see T3 on Sunday. I’m glad Kay & I watched T2 at home a couple nights before. …We met at the theater, only to find the 2:20 showing sold out, which was a bummer, because the seats are extra-nice at that theater. The next showing wasn’t for a couple of hours, which was too late. So we hemmed and hawed for some time, trying to figure out what to do. We finally found another showing all the way across town. We got there to find that that theater was much less crowded — and had the same kind of extra-nice seats.

During our time of uncertainty, Kay said, “Hey, this is a bonding moment!” and everyone laughed at her. But she was right — the conundrum we faced, the subsequent race across town, the exhilaration of getting good, comfortable seats, and the wows and laughs together really was bonding.

Everyone wanted to go out for ice cream afterwards. Kay & I had to go back to being responsible parents, so we couldn’t join them — but in a way, it didn’t matter by then. The group was already on a roll, and they didn’t need us.

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

4 responses to Terminator 3

  1. Are you saying here that popcorn is the crazy glue of relationships? Or is it the butter on the popcorn?

  2. It’s the passing of the popcorn. “This is my body, popped for you.”

  3. Ah, but did you like the movie?

  4. Oh yeah, it was fun. Let’s see, comparing it to T2…
    Plus: Not as gory. There was only 1 gory shot.
    Minus: The acting was not as good. Less emotional connection to the characters. I missed the ferocity of Linda Hamilton in T2 portraying John Connor’s Rambo-mom.
    Plus: More humor.
    Minus: Every move has plot holes. T3 glossed over a huge hole regarding how they got past military security.
    Plus: Surprising, risky ending.