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Stand by for my next adventure!

Lately, I haven’t had enough motivation to study English. So, I was going to make an adventure list in English. But before I did it, I found a movie “Stand By Me” on Amazon video, so I watched it to practice listening to English. I’d watched this movie a long time ago. I’d  forgotten the ending of the story but I remembered it was about an adventure by some boys and the songs were quite good. But since I’d watched before I thought I might understand the English in the movie.

After I watched the movie, I thought I really liked it, it is my favorite type of movie.

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Spoiling to be a spoiler


I decided that before watching Star Wars Rogue One, I would practice my reading and listening skills during the movie. I had two goals in mind. First, I would attempt to read the long sentences at the beginning of the story. This was important because they set the scene. This was going to be the first time I would attempt to read the opening story. So far, I’ve never understood it, because its rolling speed was too fast for me.😩  So I’ve always struggled to get into the story.

My second goal was to try to listen out for the sentence: “I have a bad feeling about this.” This sentence is one of the most well known in Star Wars.

And then the movie started. I was waiting expectantly for the text to roll at the beginning, but there was nothing! It was unlike other Start Wars movies. This was a pleasant surprise for me because I was able to get into the story straight awayDuring the movie, I was listening out for the sentence “I have a bad feeling about this.” I was able to hear it only once.
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A total theater experience: more than just sight


I watched “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Themin 3D and MX4D in Roppongi (Tokyo). It was my first time watching a movie with MX4D. It means the seat moves up and down, side to side and tilts front and back. There are four seats connected together. My row had two blocks of four for a total of eight seats. There were several people from other countries in my row.
Lights flashed during the thunderstorm scene, when characters magically moved and disappeared mist and wind flowed by me, my 3D glasses got covered with water drops. And when some bread appeared on screen, I smelled something. It only vaguely smelled of bread though. I so much enjoyed this movie with 3D and MX4D.

By the way, I bought an ice tea and some caramel popcorn to eat during the movie. The concession stand woman handed over the popcorn with a plastic bag. The plastic bag is in case we drop our popcorn when the theater chairs move. But I dropped many popcorns before the movie even started. I cleaned up around myself before I left the theater, though. Maybe I have clumsy fingers! 😅

New words:
vague = of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning
definite = 100%
exaggerated = if something is exaggerated, it is described as better, larger etc than it really is
concession stand = a small business that sells food, drinks, or other things at sports events, theaters etc
Five senses = sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste

Comment(Not corrected):
Next time, I want to watch “Star Wars” with 3D and MX4D.