The second I found out that Downton Abbey was making a movie, I knew I would go. Some movies are like that..you KNOW you will go to them. In my case, I figured our local theater wouldn’t get the movie. I thought it would be more a “select” audience. I can’t really imagine someone going to the movie that didn’t watch the series.
Kayla and I made plans to go but I felt like she was going as a “sympathy date”. She was okay to go but really didn’t WANT to. Well we thought we’d meet in Waterloo which is a big enough town to get the movie and between our two homes.
Well things changed when I learned the movie indeed WAS at my local theater. I called her and said, “Did you WANT to go to the movie?” She told me she just wanted to spend time with me….well you really don’t “spend time with someone watching a movie”. So we made plans to hook up another day without the movie…and I decided to go to the movie myself.
So last Sunday I went…am I went by myself. I told you yesterday that I’ve made a goal of trying to more things by myself and not getting “stuck at home”.
I’ll have to admit when I first came in and sat down, a couple people looked at me a little odd. I’m sure it was because I was alone. I took a deep breath and reminded myself, I wasn’t here to worry about social norms. I was here to go to the movie and I wanted to see this movie. So I ignored them.
Normally I would have dug into my popcorn about then by I couldn’t get popcorn because of my diet.
So about the movie…it was…
I have to say that a person would do best if they had seen the series. For example things went on with the movie and it was quite a while before an unfamiliar view would have known that Tom Branson was actually a son in law and not a son.
As the picture above shows, the movie told the story about the house staff and the Crawley’s.
I’m sure if you’re a fan you’ve already heard that the episode focuses around the King and Queen coming for a visit. Of course there is upheaval in the house staff because of it. Of course the Crawleys are still trying to make the estate more financially sound. Of course there are a few love plots.
Although I loved the show, so much was packed into it. SO MUCH. This could have easily been a whole season with a few more small plots thrown in. There was a plot for each of the beloved characters…more like plot snippets.
So does that mean I didn’t like the movie…NO. I still liked it. It’s made me think about going back and watching the whole series again. I know the first season I watched REALLY fast as I was trying to quick watch it before season two came out. I might enjoy watching it again. It would be great to watch during sewing time as I don’t have to keep close watch on the television.
As for going to the movies by myself….will I be doing that more? The answer is YES. I loved going to movies when I was in highschool. Kramer didn’t like movies like I did and could often fall asleep in the middle of them, so we didn’t go so often…just a few times a year…maybe two and that was when I pushed it. The only time it really was a little awkward feeling was when the lights were still on..and I think part of that is because I’m a little paranoid about it. Going will get easier the more I do it and quite often, I’m guessing Karl will go with me. He loves movies.
I did see a preview for the new Harriet Tubman movie called Harriet. I want to see that. It said in theaters November 1st. That’s on my list….because I will be going to more movies.