My son finished his homework, donned his Spiderman costume and propelled himself though my office; a bolt of blue and red catching everyone he passed off guard. We were off to the Spiderman 2 Premiere, an event sponsored by Sony and hosted by The Moms.
A giant metallic Spiderman insignia hung over the red carpet and people lined the streets as far as you could see. We received some cool Spiderman swag including Evian bottles in the shape of Spiderman, character masks on sticks, stickers and t-shirts. We enjoyed watching the celebrities going by and there were a few surprises — as I was definitely not expecting to see Ralph Macchio or Brittany Daniel.
There were huge batches of balloons breaking loose and bouncing against skyscrapers and confetti cannons. Then a US Postal Service arrived with Spiderman riding on top.
It was cool to see him wave to everybody but it completely caught the crowd by surprise when he did a flip off the truck on to the street.
Then it was off to the Sony building where we had a pizza party with Spiderman 2 for Playstation 4 games on big screens. It was amazing how real it looked. They mapped the entire island of Manhattan on to the game so you could walk, climb or swing over every building in the city.
When the party ended the kids were given bags with Spiderman Pringles, Cheese-its and Rice Crispy treats; plus a great action figure. I have been tempted to play with it but I would at least like to claim I haven’t made it fight any super-villains.
All this before the movie, which took place in Sony’s private viewing room. The experience was like watching a movie in a billionaire’s pad in the city. The sound quality and picture were perfect. We really enjoyed the movie. Spiderman (Andrew Garfield) and Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) have great on screen chemistry. Plus, you get an Oscar winning villain in Jamie Foxs. There were some excellent special effects and twists I definitely wasn’t expecting. I won’t put in anything worth of spoiler alerts because that kind of thing drives me up the wall, but there was a scene at the end that made my son nearly jump out of his seat in delight. In fact, I think it inspired him to put on his mask and run through the city shooting webs around and sit next to complete strangers in his Spiderman get up.
Thank you to The Moms for setting up this fun afternoon and evening.