Thursday, March 8, 2012

Went to the John Carter advance screening...

and it was an interesting but awesome night!

First we left our house about 3 hrs before it was to start, which for an approx hr and a half trip was quite generous...but between highway closures/re-opening, and crazy busy in-town traffic, we got there with FIVE mins to spare. OMG. I for sure thought we were too late, but phew we got our tickets.

At the door, there was a heavy security presence...REALLY?! They took our phones, checked bags, scanned us with metal detectors!! I was shocked. Is this normal? or a Disney thing?!

Next up was this was the first 3D movie the mr and I had been to...VERY FRICKIN COOL! (yes, we live under rocks! lol)

And as for the movie..it was BRILLIANT..i absolutely LOVED it, and Taylor Kitsch is one FINE-looking Canadian! (eye-candy!!) I can't wait for it to come out because i know that Hero(11 yr DD) will LOVE it too. It's rather science-fiction/fantasy, with some strong female characters(yay!!), and that is right up her alley. I also found out after the movie that it was a series of books from a long time ago..I have a feeling i will be looking those up for her to get from the library so she can read before watching..

Here's the trailer:



All in all, it was a fun adventure, and a really great date night!
What do you think? Have you been to a movie screening like that? and will you be seeing John Carter?

16 comments:

  1. wow... on the security sounds nuts... did they take your phone for the whole show?? Or just while they scanned you??

    I have to ask did you set off the detector at all. LOL

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  2. I just saw the preview for this the other day. It looks fabulous. Security at the door? Crazy! But we live in a digital world :)

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  3. @Annie, Yes, my phone was gone for 2 hrs and 15 mins. I felt like they took a limb!! I missed it very much!

    and no, i didn't set off the detector, though i was totally nervous!!!

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  4. I've had that happen a couple of times for screenings. Guess they are worried about pirating. Looks like a good movie though

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  5. He's CANADIAN. Wow. This moving looks good the name kinda sets me off but, I think I will have to check it out. I LOVE action movies!

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  6. Wow, I have never had a phone taken from me before!!!

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  7. I haven't heard of John Carter until now... I guess I too live under a rock. I will probably see it now that I know about it!

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  8. Wow! I've never had my phone taken from me at a screening.

    I love going to movie screenings!!! So glad you got to go and write about it! Fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I've been to a few movie screenings but never have I had my cell phone taken! That's crazy!

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  10. I've never even heard of this but it sounds really cool! Glad to hear you had a good time though.

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  11. I'm looking forward to seeing this movie. I've seen the trailer on tv a few times, can't wait to see it!

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  12. On our to see list, I think the security was probably so due to it being a screening. Never heard of such a thing, following on twitter and Net blogs.

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  13. I so very much would like to go see this film this weekend, but with the kids sick I may have to put it off. I've been bugging hubby for ohh... about 4 months now, ever since I saw my first trailer. I love the books and am so eager to see this!

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  14. I've been to a couple of Disney screenings, and the security was nothing like that! In fact, it was nothing at all.

    Personally, I have such a personal pet peeve about the use of cells in theatres (mainly targeted at teenagers, but anyway, cannot stand when someone clicks on their phone even for a moment and it shines in my eyes in the theatre!)... I'd be happy if phones were always confiscated! hahaha. But that's just a personal pet peeve, and I'm not a crazy person so I know that's not actually appropriate most of the time. (A girl can dream, though, lol).

    I wasn't sure if this was a movie I'd want to see, but you do make it sound good! Maybe I'll watch more previews and see if it'll appeal to me!

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  15. I went to the Cars 2 screening and they did the same thing with the detectors and bag checks. I go to a lot of screenings and Disney are the only ones that have done it so far.

    I can't believe I turned down that role!! Taylor's lucky I did that...

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  16. Um, they took your phones? How the heck did they track that they gave you back the correct phone? That would have made me nervous. Sounds like a good time though :)

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