So I’ve seen Man of Steel. Twice. First time, last Saturday with my dad, second time, last night with my boyfriend. I loved it both times. I knew I would. I adore Superman. (Can we go again?)
This post isn’t going to be about my review of Man of Steel. Nope. I loved it and I can’t wait for the sequel. Were there some things in the movie I didn’t like? Yes. But that happens with just about every movie, and in the end it didn’t really make me like the movie any less. In fact, I would be happy to go see it again! (And again and again…)
Instead of a review of Man of Steel, I’d like to talk about my experience watching it. In honor of the occasion, I wore my Supergirl costume shirt, complete with a cape. (Because I will take any excuse to wear a cape).
Naturally, such a get up garnered a lot of stares and whispered comments, not that I minded. The little kids were particularly fond of my cape, it seemed. I received lots of smiles and waves. There were even two teenage boys who followed Dad and I out of the theater and honked three different times as they passed us in traffic on the way home.
But the best reaction was from a little old lady.
I was in the bathroom after the movie and she came in. She immediately caught sight of my cape and got the biggest grin on her face. “Oh, I love it!” she cried. I knew right away she was talking about my cape and I returned her smile. “Thanks,” I said. The lady continued to grin and leaned closer, conspiratorially. “He’s something, isn’t he?” I couldn’t help but laugh and think about the movie I had just seen. Several images came to mind. “Yes he is,” I agreed, and I watched her walk away with a smile on her face.
I’d like to thank that little old lady for making my day. I won’t soon forget the “He’s something, isn’t he?” comment, or her grin. It was just a perfect ending to the day.
And the moral to this story? Capes are a good thing. Obviously I should wear one more often!