Going to the movies, these days (post injury), is somewhat of a challenge. Firstly I have to decide which movie house gets my dosh (I need low key, where the patrons are more sophisticated than rowdy) then I have to examine the movie options & of course the time schedule needs to be factored in (aaaargh, the deliberations!). Any spontaneity & excitement my partner may have for our little jaunt would soon be marred by frustration 😦 (he hides it well, most of the time)
Film genres I LIKE :
Crime; Intellectual comedy; Film Noir; Mystery; Drama (period & modern); Art house (foreign); Thriller; Animation
Film genres I CAN watch :
Crime; Silent; Comedy; Drama & Animation. The movie itself needs to be simple with an easy to follow plot. Too complicated & I lose the plot!
Film genres I CANNOT watch :
Art house with subtitles; High adrenaline & fast paced Thrillers; Mysteries. I can NOW add 3D!
When I eventually get to the theatre with earplugs firmly in my ears. I like to think the ‘chosen’ movie will live up to my expectation & of course the critics’ reviews. No reason to complain…until…HUGO!
Warning, if you are a 3D movie lover, you may want to avert your eyes!
I can only assume producers & directors of movies have been or are being blackmailed for some past movie indiscretions, as I sure as hell cannot see any other explanation for the stream of 3D movies that are raising their heads above the parapet!
HUGO was a HUGE disappointment, aside of the 3D effect, (which I now know I CANNOT watch – more to follow), it had all of the trappings to be a magical tale, instead I felt the storyline was protracted. (pulling teeth minus the anesthetic would have been more pleasurable!) Even the powerhouse of actors failed to ignite my embers! Quite frankly, it failed to connect with me & I wasn’t the only one, plenty of other audience members were left disenchanted.
Note to self & fellow TBI’ers, be wary of 3D productions. Although this movie was relatively docile in the parametres of 3D, it still managed to upset my equilibrium, bringing about nausea, dizziness & headaches. I found watching the movie in its raw state, albeit slightly misaligned, to be more favourable than viewing through the glasses, to gain the enhanced perception of depth.
I shall avoid 3D in future, I am sure the masses of 3D fans will not miss me! 🙂
Maybe I should have gone to see the ‘Artist’!