300 Weekend...

So, Jen came down to visit for the weekend.

We ate, we shopped, we hung out, we discussed Trent's scarf in the new vid.

We walked, we made muffins, we surfed online for Rome.

And oh yeah...

We went and saw 300 on IMAX, baby!

The 7:15 show was completely sold out (thank god for buying tix online ahead of time), and the theatre was packed with fellow dorks and fans...our gender and age group was sorely lacking, but we made up for it in enthusiasm.

300 is awesome, people.

The action, the costumes, the way it was filmed blew us away. Queen Gorgo is the baddest ass woman on screen today. My Michael (Fassbender) was awesome as Stelios, and Gerry Butler did not disappoint. Every scene was just amazing!

We were speechless when we left the theatre, and spent the next half an hour trying to cram all our observations and thoughts into coherent sentences as we left with goofy grins on our faces.

Awesome, awesome film!

(The only thing lacking, we decided, was NIN's Just Like You Imagined playing on repeat through the movie)

We had such a good time, and I can't wait to see it again!

(And Pat...there is a VERY SPECIAL Gerry treat at the beginning of the film - I think you'll appreciate it, as we did. *big drooling grin*)

March 10

I think the fankids were a little taken aback when I shoved my way through the crowds and asked some dude to snap this photo. I didn't care. :-)


Anonymous said...

Alright, I'm going tonight. What do I need to take with me? Cigarettes? A raincoat? Money for bail?


Marissa said...

Well? WELL? What did you think? *thinks again of that Gerry treat and melts*

little ineb said...

Glad to hear you had an awesome weekend in TinyTown. It'll be a bit before I'm ready to drive that far again, but at least it's more real roads and less highway, so it'll be higher on my list for future drives than say, Chicago. Maybe I'll see you this summer?

Anonymous said...

Wow. He's certainly a pretty man--even when scowling and yelling. And he yelled, a lot. Hopefully his vocal training from Phantom helped out (ha!). The treat was lovey, but much too short. I may need to rent Mrs. Brown again, because it has much more of a treat (same view mind you, no frontal treats), but involves skipping, and water. Mmmmmmmmmm. Splishy-splash.

The love scene made me a bit sad. Did we really need the close up of her breasts? (that went on forever). Couldn't we have gotten another Gerry treat? (hee! Gerry treat sounds like a snack!).

Have you read PS I Love You by Celia Ahern (sp?). Sweet chicklit type thing. He's set to be in it, but I'm not certain of the release date. It will be nice to see him in something softer--like Dear Frankie--again.

Best, Pat

Marissa said...

Oh...I forgot about Mrs. Brown. Yes, that's a rental in my future.

I know...the love scene was so TOTALLY filmed for the benefit of all the 14 year old fanboys sitting around us. Still, Gorgo is quite the badass...

I'm glad you enjoyed it! I have read PS I Love You, and am eagerly awaiting that release...plus, it has Spike from Buffy in it! :-)