Why do I love this movie? Why WOULDN'T I? It's directed by Edgar Freakin Wright. It has loads of NES love. The soundtrack is awesome. The cast includes Arrested Development lovers, future Captain America, and the final villain is Max Fisher!
But this wasn't simply a screening. They had a live band playing whenever the bands played in the movie. We were concerned at first whether that would work, but it worked SO well. The volume was just right, the energy was higher, and I loved that the Scott in the band changed his t-shirt to match the one screen. They gave us merch to use with the show: Bob-Omb logo Light sticks to wave when the band plays, firecracker poppers to blow when you favorite ex dies, and bubbles to blow when there is kissing.
I haven't smiled so much in a long time. It was pure fun. On the drive down we even joked that they should have specials for the show, especially chicken parm. Imagine our glee to see this:
Oh, and I totally had the Garlic Bread Makes You Fat?