Into the Black

I actually made it to the movies today, as Enahs pointed out in the forums I plan on doing this far more often than I succeed. The movie was great: A bit darker than the Chris Reeve versions, and of course requiring of some plot tolerance, but Singer has the touch for superhero movies, and has added a move from the Sam Raimi playbook by creating scenes that are perfect reproductions of classic comic book images, most notably the cover of Action Comics #1. The theater experience was lousy though... Some talkers, some squirmy kids, someone who kept checking the time on their light-up cellphone, someone who answered a cell call in the middle of the show (after letting it audibly ring a second time so he could determine who was calling, no less), and a point when someone leaned on the wrong button in the projection booth and the movie stopped for a while in favor of the filler they play between showings. There was even a blotch on the screen throughout, which is the second time I've had a visual imperfection on the screen at this same multiplex. That will also be the final time for this place, because if I decide to brave the ever-more-disappointing movie theater experience again in the future, it will be at a different venue. Just a sign of how enjoyable the movie was that none of that could even come close to ruining the experience.

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Its also for all the reasons that cinemas have declining sales.

I would pay more if I knew that the film i was going into, was:

  • Clean
  • No kids below 18
  • enforced cell phone ban
  • limited advertising
  • quality visual and sound reproduction with no screw ups
  • enforced no talking rule

  • 1st time I have ever used bullet points here, its a proud day

But yeah, the quality of my cinema experiance has been on a constant decline for years now. I say ill watch a film onm dvd but even my net flix subscription ive just trimmed back to one out per month, and that will prolly die off soon.

Not only is it the theatre going experiance, but its the quality of productions too, same goes for TV. Maybe its just me but if it wasent for the wife liking a couple of shows, I would happily cancel my tv subscription too.

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