Mom and I headed out to the 7 PM showing to get out for New Year's Eve. We didn't make it on Christmas Eve this year. That's usually the one time of the year we are most likely to go. I think everyone in town stayed home and set off fireworks because when we got out of the theater about 9:15, there were 8 cars in the parking lot, and not a worker was to be found in the theater. I think one movie started after ours, so no one must have been in it.
As we drove home, no one was out and about. However, some people were already starting with the fireworks. Outside my house, it smelled like fireworks smoke, and the smell was even seeping inside. Everyone was doing them early too. Illegally, of course.
Anyway, if you are wondering what I thought of the movie, I liked it. I don't know that I was a huge fan of the original per se, but I'd heard such great things about the new one. I liked that the animation parts were done in a style more keeping with the original rather than an updated Pixar version in one of the sequences.
I think the storyline itself was predictable. I also disagree a little bit with the song "A Cover is Not the Book." Sometimes it really is. ;)