I love going to the movies with Robby because his animation makes me smile. He is always quiet, or rather I should say that he tries to be silent, but he quickly becomes enveloped by the plot. He holds his breath, ducks, covers his eyes, gives high fives and clenches his fists during all of the action sequences. After 90 minutes of high flying Planes fun, he was exhausted!
Sometimes Robby becomes so involved in the plot that he forgets his movie theater manners. Yesterday this happened after the final scene of the movie when his favorite little plane finished the race. Always enthusiastic, Robby jumped up and screamed, "Now that's what I'm talking about. Don't mess with the United States of America- oh yeah!" I should probably note that this was an odd reaction because there was no patriotic theme in the movie. Nowhere was the nationality of the planes was not a subplot, so I'm not sure why Robby took the celebratory opportunity to make a patriotic reference.
After several uncomfortable seconds of silence, a few fellow movie goers began to clap. Then the applause began to build and somebody shouted, "Way to go Dusty (the name of the plane)." Before I knew it the entire theater was as animated as Robby, cheering the little plane and shouting patriotic declarations. I am not sure why, but somehow my little guy managed to whip up a patriotic frenzy after an animated movie about planes!
His enthusiasm continued during the drive home. I was delighted that he actually put down the IPad and talked non-stop, recounting every plot twist. I still don't know how Robby managed to turn Planes into a patriotic movie, but I'm glad that he thought it was the "best movie of his whole life."