It is odd to not be seeing Spider-Man 3 on opening weekend. My husband is one of the biggest Spider-Man fans around. We religiously collect comics and Jim can talk in depth about Peter Parker's back story. We loved the first and second movie and have been really excited about seeing the third.
Why didn't we?
Simple. We live in a town of approximately 70,000 people. In this town there are three movie theaters owned by one family. Said family only puts the movie on two screens. It is an insane madhouse from hell to get in. Since I work I can't wait in line for tickets. We just flat don't have time to spend half a day to get in, praying that we don't get stuck next to a big smoker (sorry smokers, nothing personal, I am very allergic) or some idiot who can't shut up during the movie while eating a huge plate of nachos. Yikes.
That is why we are sitting here, hating life, knowing we aren't going to be able to see a movie we really want to.
I am hoping we can go on a weekday night or next weekend but I am not holding my breath. Maybe by June?
I have to say this- it is great that a a comic book movie has such a huge non-comic book following. That generates interest and dollars. Too bad it doesn't translate into greater comic book sales.