Ayden Whitton only got a few minutes into the showing of Spider-Man: No Way Home when he reached into his popcorn bucket and got an unpleasant surprise. There, hiding beneath the kernels, was a hungry hamster that was not happy about the interruption of its meal.
The hamster bit Ayden, who then captured it by flipping over the popcorn bucket.
I wonder what kind of superpowers Hamster-Man would have? Incredible food storage abilities? Socially isolating tendencies?
I can't think of anything particularly useful...
Ayden, along with a friend, reported what happened to the theater staff, who refunded his ticket.
He also got a new bucket of hamster-free popcorn.
As for the hamster, Ayden had no desire to keep it.
"One of the employees was like, ‘What do you want me to do about it?'" he said. "I said, ‘I want you to take the hamster.'"
The staff members did take the hamster and gave him a new home, presumably not in an AMC.
Ayden and his family later learned through social media that the hamster had been lost in the theater FIVE DAYS earlier.
I've heard a lot of great things about the newest Spider-Man movie, but I'm sure even a hamster would get tired of seeing it for five days straight, so I think we can forgive his violent outburst of frustration!