Lushie and I went to go see Spiderman 3 yesterday and make a day of it down at the Waterfront. First off I just want to add that it’s been awhile since we’ve gone to the movies but I really wanted to see this. (I’ve been psyched for this summer because of Spiderman 3, Transformers, Simpsons and Fantastic 4). We caught a matinee and figured we’d do dinner and shop afterwards. Maybe it’s me but people seem to have forgotten movie theater etiquette. Cell phones were going off, people were eating like cows, some guy with a whole ring of keys like a custodian kept getting up and walking around, kids were yapping and the parents just sat there. For the next 2 hours and 20 minutes (well almost 3 hours when you consider the commercials, and previews) this went on and when the closing credits started it was a mad rush out because in Pittsburgh people have the “you gotta beat the traffic” mentality.
The movie itself was decent but I could never sit through it again unless I’m on my couch. It took WAY to long to tell the story and honestly there was a good 40 minutes that could have been cut out. They were able to tell a love story and still have action the first two times without putting us to sleep. Seriously, Lushie fell asleep because the love story was THAT boring.
Now the good part. The animation and effects were spec-fuckin-tacular! Some action sequences were a little difficult to follow because it was so fast paced but goddamn overall it was great! I was really skeptical about Topher Grace playing anything besides a comedy role but he nailed this one. He pulled off being a vengeful prick and Venom. The Sandman effects were very well done also.
Movie ended and we went to Rock Bottom for some dinner and beers. The food was excellent but I have to say that I wasn’t impressed with the beers at all. We picked up a sampler since it’s been awhile for me there. Most were watered down and/or had a stale aftertaste. As Lushie said “This is worse than Beast Ice”. I did get a full mug of the Anniversary Alt which was rather boring. Service was top notch though.
That was our day in a nutshell. It was in the 60’s, sky was blue and we had a good time at the Waterfront. Next time though I’m coming in 837 because with the construction on Parkway East and the Homestead bridge traffic patterns were all screwed up and of course no one pays attention to signs 🙂