For the most part I’ve been completely neutral about the new Spider-Man movie. Sure having my ear close to all of the comic geek gossip so I’ve heard all of the complaints and hoopla about rebooting the series with a new actor, and being interested in the business of media I knew all about why Sony will keep making Spider-Man movies so the rights won’t go back to Marvel now that Marvel Comic films are the big thing. Seeing the trailers have made me suspect it’s better than what the detractors are saying however as a fan and student and film I know all about the art of the trailer and how one can make something like Plan 9 from Outer Space.
But pro or con I hadn’t heard anything that would talk me out of my original plan of waiting for the Library to get the DVD.
But then I got a free pass… So what the heck.
Free passes are always a mixed bag. Sometimes they’re a great deal other times with the bad films (I am still recovering from the scars of Time Machine) free was not enough.
For the most part for me free passes are a social event. You get there with two hours to spare. (While an hour and a half is probably enough experience tells you that anything less than two is a crap shot) You run into friends who also have passes, you meet people with similar interests and in a little bit the line turns into a bit of a mini block party. Provided there’s no big jerks there it’s frequently more fun than seeing the movie.
Anyway that’s what I’m hoping it means I’m going to be shutting down the office a little earlier than normal. But I need more excuses to get out, exercise and get fresh air. Besides it’s been a while since I’ve seen anything on IMAX.
I’ll let you all know what I think of it.