A group of us ventured out last evening for the midnight showing of Spiderman 3. We went to the IMAX Theater at the Mall of Georgia and had a very fun evening. While we left the theater at 2.30am, giving the movie a “B”-rating, as is true with many of these types of events, it wasn’t so much about the movie, but about the entire experience. Some of the highlights included:
- Fandango’s server shutting down and thus creating incredibly long lines, lots of people very pissed off and an all-around good start to the evening.
- Our group from Columbia Seminary starting the wave. We were skeptical at first, but thanks to Collin and friends, we were able to actually get the wave going pretty well for awhile.
- Getting my picture with the “bad” Spidey before the movie was quite the thrill. Look at him. Wow!
- The theater had “technical difficulties” for awhile and the already way-too-late-for-me movie was delayed.
- A huge IMAX screen. It really was huge. Thus, the fight scenes were pretty incredible.
- While everyone wanted to see it on the huge screen, I had to laugh when one of my friends (who shall not be named – Tom Bryson) leaned over to me halfway during the movie and said, “Hmm, do you think it might be too big?”
- While we were driving home, another friend who shall not be named (Jeff Lee) also commenting on how perhaps the IMAX screen was too big for Spiderman.
The movie was pretty good — not amazing, but the fight scenes were really worth the price (maybe not the IMAX price, but…that’s okay). Anyway – it was a good time and I’m glad I went. And probably the best part of the whole thing was being lucky enough to have Presbyterian History & Polity at 8.30am this morning. So fun.