The new movie The Amazing Spider-Man will be released on DVD and Blu-ray next week, on November 9th. My family didn’t have a chance to see this in the theaters, but we had the chance to watch it early thanks to Sony Pictures who sent us a preview copy! So we had a Family Night fun get together to eat pizza and cupcakes and watch the movie.
In addition to the movie there is a cool free Web Slinger App that you can download from iTunes or Google Play. This app allows you to star in your very own Spider-Man comic. Plus if you head to Walmart you can use the app at trigger points in the store to activate additional pages of this exclusive comic and complete your story. So we downloaded the Web Slinger app onto my android tablet and my kids and I headed to Walmart to get party supplies and play with the app.
We found a trigger point in the video section, with a big Spider-Man display and a large red spider. My daughter activated the app and scanned the poster to get more comic book pages. We found another trigger point in the Marketside deli area, and picked up some pizza while we were there.
You can see all the details of our shopping trip in my #SpiderManWMT Google Plus album.
Once we got home we used the app to take my son’s picture, and then created his custom comic book. It turned out awesome, and my son is thrilled to be starring in his very own comic book.
We also used the trigger points on the pizza box and DVD/Blu-ray box to activate the Augmented Reality part of the Web Slinger App. We were able to activate an entertaining fight scene between Spider-Man and the Lizard.
When we finally got done playing with the app we watched the movie, and we had a blast! The movie was exciting and we enjoyed the fact that it was not just about superheroes battling, but also about how Peter Parker became Spider-Man, and his relationship with his aunt and uncle. It is a charming movie with lots of teen angst and romance, and my teenagers could really relate to it. Of course it also has plenty of action and some great shots of Spider-Man swinging through the city. All in all it is a movie that is perfect for a fun family night.
If you’d like to watch it before it is officially released you still can! You can still pre-order The Amazing Spider-Man at Walmart, and then watch it this week on Vudu. You can also connect with the movie on Facebook or on twitter @SpiderManMovie.
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