My usual day off from work is Thursday, and while it really can be the worst to not have a full weekend away from the office, three days in a row at the place can quite often be more than enough to put up with. This can sometimes end up as being a bit of a wasted day though with housework and naps being the main things that fill the hours. Not the most exciting or rewarding. It is the new year, so why not change that habit?
A while back, I signed up for a Cineworld Unlimited card (pretty self explanatory, but for anyone who hasn’t heard of it basically means you can have unlimited cinema visits) obviously I’ve barely been since, it’s my version of a gym membership.
Cue date time with myself. I will admit I was a little nervous at first (not to be by myself (I’m amazing, why would that be an issue?), I’ve just never been to the cinema by myself. Most things that seem a little be scary are usually worth doing though. The thought of actually watching a film without getting distracted by literally anything around me was also quite appealing. I will admit with this bit, I did find my mind wandering from time to time, I should probably give mindfulness another go to stop slipping out of the moment.
Clearly I’m quite late to the game with watching ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’, I do tend to wait for the hype on films to fade away to try to stop high expectations being disappointed. That’s my excuse anyway.
I don’t think I need to point out (but I will anyway), I’m not a professional critic and also have developed quite the reputation for loving bad films. That being said, here are a few of my thoughts on what I watched.
Zoe Kravitz. Wow. The more I see that woman, the more I fall in love. I’m clearly very biased, but I thought she was great – her character, backstory and wardrobe.
Jude Law and his accent had me confused. Not hating any of it just slightly confused every now and again.
Queenie had me on the verge of tears.
Grindelwald did give a pretty compelling speech, I’d be quite tempted to join myself. Maybe not the kind of thing you should announce on the internet, but it really would be so easy for me to accidentally join a cult.
The beasts. Fantastic. Sorry, couldn’t resist. The attention to detail in every aspect of them though is incredible. Can you train your imagination to get to that level?
I will admit, I haven’t been quite as productive as I had planned on being after my date morning, but I did quite enjoy getting myself out of the house and having that bit of me time. There will definitely be more solo cinema trips in my future.
Does anyone else enjoy cinema trips alone or any other kind of self care time? Who’s seen the film and has any favourite tidbits?