I have a 3.5 year old who is a huge Lightning McQueen fan; can you guess what we did over the weekend?? :) Cars 2 was Jake's first theater movie, and I'd call it a half success. He was very overwhelmed when we first got there...big huge space, kind of dark, really loud. There was a preview for some movie about a dolphin without a fin (??) that was sad-looking, and Jake's lip started to tremble & he said he wanted to leave. Strike one. Fortunately, the next thing on the screen was a Pixar short film featuring Toy Story characters (his other love in life), so that saved the day.
He did pretty well throughout the movie, though he got antsy with about 40 minutes left. I can't say I blame him, it's a long movie for kids and honestly, the plot was somewhat hard to follow for that age, I think. But, we stuffed him full of some gummy bears at that point, and he made it through the rest of the movie.
Here he is, showing off his ticket:
And waiting for the show to start; note the nervous look on his face: