Broke away from my homework long enough today to venture into the wild, rainy yonder so I could spend some time with the family.
Not the usual suspects though.
No, today I went out to the movies with my sister, cousins Josh and Erica, as well as our collective Grandpa Joe!
After all the unexpected chaos of Grandma Rhea last weekend, we decided it would be a good idea to spend a bit more time with the big lug. Get him out of the home, have some fun.
So we took him out to the movies, and lunch soon after!
As the cheeky, self-reference headline suggests, we all watched Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. For Josh and I, it was a repeat viewing. For the rest it was a first.
I’m sure a lot of you will remember that I fricken adored that movie the first time I caught it.
Pleased to report that I liked it just as much, if not more, on the second go.
However, I imagine the more pertinent question on your mind is how my Grandpa felt.
Well… The reaction I got after the movie ended was, “It was alright. But I wouldn’t see it again.”
I can’t blame him. There’s a whole lot of action and visual overload throughout the film for an 87-year-old.
Granted I’m not sure it matters, all things being equal. The important part is he had a great time being out with us, especially at Johnathan J. Rockets afterward where we could chat and eat.
Might not know who his favorite spider-person was, but I’m still glad to have shared one of my favorite recent movies with him.
Grandpa wasn’t the only one seeing Spider-Verse for the first time, however. Alyson and Erica both seemed to love it, and I’m definitely looking forward to doing this gag on repeat.
For my money, the movie stayed fresh thanks to easter eggs and foreshadowing moments early on.
I live for that shit, and movies that do them well tend to become some of my favorites. Like Fight Club.
Except I’m not going to talk about Fight Club. It’s in the rules.
Instead I’ll use a part of this post to talk about some of my favorite moments of foreshadowing here, since they add a great dimension to the film.
If you haven’t seen Spider-Verse yet, don’t read past this point. I don’t care that it’s probably past spoiler barrier, it’s still an experience I’d recommend fresh.
That means you, Mom and Dad. Don’t be reading this next part yet.