Sunday, May 13, 2012
It's the beginning of the summer movie season and today we went to see The Avengers. Sometimes I only go to see these types of movies because Rob really wants to see them and I'm willing, if not excited to see it. But I was looking forward to this one & enjoyed it. Lots of action, some humor, and of course it was left open for another movie to come. If you go to see it, there are 2 scenes after the movie is over. The first happens during the credits, with not too long of a wait, so probably worth waiting for. The second one doesn't occur until the very, very, very, end of all the credits, and while I found it humorous, it wasn't really worth waiting through all of the credits to see it. Don't say I didn't warn you if you choose to wait.
So I got to thinking about how we judge new movies into two basic categories....theater and DVD.
Theater movies are those that we're willing to pay the outrageous ticket prices that movie theaters charge these days, which is $9.75/adult here in Sanford. These generally tend to be action movies and are deemed theater movies because of the special effects, and our feeling that they are better viewed on the big screen. Pretty much anything that's based on an old comic book (like the Avengers) falls into this category as well because of Rob's continued fascination with the comics of his childhood.
DVD movies are those that we'd like to see, but we're unwilling to pay the money to see in the theater, or our interest level is not so high that we want to run right out and see it rather than just wait for it to come out on DVD. These days, it's only a couple of months between the theater and DVD anyway, so we don't usually have to wait that long.
It's also become annoying the number of movies they're making in 3-D these days. Well, showing in 3-D is probably more accurate, because they're not actually MAKING them in 3-D. Most of them are not improved by 3-D viewing, and I see it as just a way to charge more money for a ticket. For that reason, we pretty much never go to the 3-D version of a movie we choose to see in the theater, and if it's only offered in 3-D, odds are we'll choose to wait until it comes out on DVD.
With all the movies based on old comic books they're making these days, I'm sure we'll make it to a few more movies this summer. But with it costing $20 for the 2 of us, just for the movie, I surely don't expect it to be an every week event!