Last night I went to go see Despicable Me. Super cute movie, I love the little minions and I was laughing a lot. I would totally recommend seeing it. But I had a few thoughts about movies and how they kind of annoy me. This most likely sounds like blasphemy because anyone who's talked to me for more than 5 minutes probably knows that I am a downright movie whore. I love to watch movies more than almost any other activity and I do it very often. So these annoyances won't ever deter me from seeing movies, they're just pet peeves I guess.
First the preview four years in advance. Okay, four years is a little extreme....but really, I don't want to see a preview for a movie (in this case a Smurf movie which I have many more thoughts on) that doesn't come out until next summer. Do I really need to know about this now? No. I don't give a flying flip about it. And it's just going to annoy me every time I see the preview that it's still 12 months away.
Second, the obsession with 3D. Can we be done with this yet? I fully submit that movies can be completely fantastic without making me sick or wear nasty dirty glasses in the process. Let's take Step Up 3D.... I do not need to see these dancers in 3D. I'm already going to feel like a loser because I can't dance this way, I don't need to "feel" (and I use that term waaaayyyy loosely) like they're dancing up on me too.... I really feel like we need to step back and look at movies for what they originally were. I went to see a Hitchcock movie recently and this genre of horror was so different then. He made you really think about this and he paid attention to the ambiance and really pulled you into the story. He didn't need fanfare or 3D to make you feel like you were there. Seriously I just want to be done with 3D and even worse, it's $15 to see one instead of $10.