Friday, April 21, 2017

Repeated


It was the Friday before spring break. I had an Earth Science class. And I was dreading it. (This is the class for freshmen who didn't take biology. In other words, these are the kiddos most likely to be difficult.)

But, the teacher gave me an early present. She left a video. Trolls.

A fun video the day before a break? Score!

The only problem: I would have to watch the first 55 minutes of this video over and over and over again.

It's not a great movie. It has the usual kind of theme for an animated film, so while I was not going to get to see the end, I had a pretty good idea of what it would look like. (To see the ending, I would have had to stay after school. Since I didn't get a prep period--see Wednesday or Thursday to see where I was then--that would have been the only time I could view it.)

But then something surprising happened. It turned out that 6th period had started the movie on Thursday. So, instead of starting from the beginning, we got to start about a half hour in.

And so, something that never happens actually happened. I got to see a whole movie in class that day. I got to see the end.

The ending turned out to be just about what I expected. Ah well. At least now I'm not going to wonder how it ended.

Have you seen Trolls? What's your favorite animated film? Can you think of a movie that you pretty much knew the ending half way through?

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33 comments:

  1. Sounds like you're on an endless loop like Groundhog Day. Too bad the ending didn't end all that well. My favorite animated movie might be Olive, the Other Reindeer, mostly because I love the play on words.

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    1. (And your comment got repeated, so it keeps with the theme!)

      I don't know if I've seen that one. I'll have to check it out.

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  2. Never saw that movie, but glad to hear you had an easy day

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  3. Never seen trolls and not really interested. But yay that you got to see the end! :) Wonder when (or if) the rest of the classes were going to get to see the end? After break seems like a long wait…

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    1. Apparently, they were supposed to start the movie on Thursday, but they kept talking over the teacher, so she spend the period on notes and didn't get a chance to start the movie. They may never see the end.

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  4. Not seen Trolls. I really don't go out watching animated movies unless I have a grandkid with me. But I was thinking of doing the new Fast and Furious movie today....haha

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    1. That's likely a better choice than Trolls. (I do not recommend it.)

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  5. Haven't seen Trolls yet; might rent it eventually. That would get monotonous to see the same movie over and over again during a day of work and then not getting to see how it ended; glad you go ta break this time and was able to see how it ended, albeit predictably.

    betty

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  6. I didn't see Trolls. It's really not a movie that interests me or my kids. I think it's funny that those critters are back from the eighties!

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    1. I know, right? They were obnoxious in the '80s.

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  7. I did some substitute teaching back in the day - not for the faint of heart! I haven't seen Trolls - glad you got to see the end!

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    1. Me too. I'd love to hear your subbing stories.

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  8. Maybe they were doing an experiment to see how many repeats it would take for you to snap and lose it. I don't think I'd even make it through one.

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  9. I'e watched all of Star Trek The Animated Series which have awesome creatures in them which crack me up God bless them

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  10. My wife tends to be much better at predicting the end of movies than me - and then goes "see?" when her forecasts turn out to be correct!

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  11. Yes, I've seen Trolls. Hannah went through a stage of loving it. All time favorite is hard, too hard... but my favs are all the old school hand drawn animated Disney films, though I have enjoyed some by others and newer.
    Perspectives at Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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  12. I have seen Trolls but did not enjoy it. However, I have heard the song from Trolls a million billion times. My little nephews love to shake their butts to it, and as long as little Jack is doing that wiggle of his, I will adore the song.

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    1. Ah yes, the song. I kind of like the song, actually.

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  13. Mom always complained about movie day when she subbed. Usually it wasn't because she didn't get to finish it but because she had to watch it over and over. Girl Who Reads

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    1. Yup. It's the repetition that gets to you. One must have tricks to keep one's mind from the video or else one will lose it.

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  14. Liz,

    I never saw Trolls, but I don't watch many movies due to time. I'm glad you got to see the end, even if it wasn't a surprise.

    Sunni

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  15. Hey Liz, love the spoon markers and I will go to the local antique store and pick up vintage ones. I thought at one point I read you needed to use silver but those I bought are silver plated. Maybe it has to be all silver to cut and bend the spoons......gotta try it.

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  16. Hi Liz - that was a pleasant surprise - well not especially pleasant, but better than a re-run ... cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/s-for-sheep.html

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  17. I haven't seen Trolls. And, just to show the mood I'm in, I read your title as "Repealed" as in "Repealed the Laws of Gravity" and I was all set to read something totally different. And no, I'm not trying to troll you. I'll quit while I'm behind. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Now that sounds like a Tuesday post...

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  18. I remember a live action version of “Troll”. It was awful. And for some reason, my love at the time thought I would like the soundtrack. ~grin~ I was annoyed at the wasted money. I'm not a huge animation fan but did watch "Shrek" again recently (perhaps because you blogged about the song "All Star"!).

    http://darlamsands.blogspot.com/

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    1. Wasn't Troll considered one of the worst movies of all time? I seem to recall reading that somewhere.

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  19. Lucky that you had to just deal with a movie and not all the bad kids. I have no desire to see trolls because I always thought those dolls were ugly. I love Fantasia...the 1941 film. There are quite a few films that are predictable but, right now, all the names escape me

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    1. They weren't great. But they could have been so much worse.

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  20. Ahh! Enough to make your eye twitch. Nope never seen it. I think I'm okay with this, too. lol

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