However, with films, that's not the case. Sure, you get the trailer and reviews but you buy the theatre ticket before you've even seen the adverts at the beginning or collected your choice of confectionery. You could argue you're paying for the experience but if I'm honest, sitting in a darkened room at home even just in front of my laptop is just as good. I don't have to leave the house (well, except to obtain the film unless it's on iPlayer or something) and I don't have kids whispering, popcorn under my feet where the cleaners have failed, the occasional late comer or that awkwardly tall guy in front of me. The film is what you see on the screen and unlike music or TV, you don't get to try before you buy.
I guess that's partly why I rarely go to the cinema. I either have to be watching an adaptation of a book, have many many positive reviews, or have my ticket being paid for me. It also explains why I don't tend to buy a DVD unless it costs less than a cinema ticket or I've already seen it in the cinema so I know it's good and that I will want to see it again (Narnia being an example here although as my sister also likes them I've been unable to take them to university.)
Saying this, there are actually a few films I'm looking forward to seeing. Then again, any number above 1 is quite a few when it comes to films I actively want to see with me. Firstly, The Hunger Games. I'm actually quite excited about this because the trailer looks awesome and I loved the books. Admittedly, it being an adaptation means it's open for me to shout at the screen going "THAT WASN'T IN THE BOOK!" or "[insert character here] DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THAT!" or even "THAT'S NOT HOW THE QUOTE GOES!" but I actually find I rather perversely enjoy doing that...
The other film I'm looking forward to is a new Star Trek film. I loved the most recent film adaptation and actually bought it on DVD and have watched it multiples times and I enjoyed watching one of the older films too (although I can remember less than I'd like to about it: Josh, we need to re-watch it). I have no idea when it's meant to be out but I do know three things about the new film. 1 - Benedict Cumberbatch is in it as a bad guy; 2 - The guy who played Mickey in Doctor Who is in it; 3 - The same actors are coming back to play the roles of Spock and Kirk. Those two things plus the fact that it's Star Trek means it's probably going to be great although I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch....
Live long and keep posting =]
"First 12 for '12" Status: 9 down, 3 to go
Latest book read: Bible/Inheritance
Latest film/TV watched: Young James Herriot
Latest music listened to: Mitch Benn - Chambers of the Heart
Latest edible item eaten/drunk: A glass of milk
Predominant colour of current clothing: Grey mainly with bits of blue. Yup, I have exciting pyjamas...
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