Saturday, November 20, 2010
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Show...
My Harry Potter obsession aside, I can't honestly remember the last time I waited in high anticipation to see a movie; getting there opening day; not balking over the ridiculous cost for a few hours pleasure; pondering the experience days afterwards. What is up with the movie studios of today?
With the release to DVD within a few months, I am more apt to wait for the video. This way I can enjoy it in my home and if I need to use the facilities I can pause the movie rather than hold it till the end so I don't miss anything. Aside from Avatar, which I have yet see, I have not heard of any movie suggestions begging my attendance.
It seems a bit ridiculous some of the films they have insisted on making 3-D. Is it to secure the big-ticket prices or to make up for the lack of story? I can't justify the cost of attending these 3-D movies - it's crazy! And I will not sacrifice plot in the name of some special effects. I think whoever invented Netflix streaming through my Wii is a genius...now I don't have so much guilt for seeing it sit there unused. (Side note: this lack of Wii use is not my fault...one can only take so much insult about one's lack of coordination.)
Fellow movie buffs, please share with me some of your favorites. Or, if you are aware of a good one out there now, please let me know. I do admit when it is good, nothing compares to the big screen in the dark.
Until that time, I will go to my living room to get lost in a movie, where the popcorn is fresh and not a cardiac arrest waiting to happen. I can enjoy a glass of wine and snuggle under an afghan. When and if the movie studios decide to bring something worthwhile to the masses, I'll be the first one there.