Big or small, does size really matter?

7 May

Before Avengers: Endgame was released, I was talking to a friend about it and how excited I was to see it. He was excited, too. But then I reminded him that he hadn’t seen Captain Marvel yet (which, what the hell, dude?), so he couldn’t see Endgame for a bit still. He agreed and then said, “I’ll just wait til it’s streaming in a few weeks”.

My jaw dropped.

No, he didn’t mean he’d illegally download it- he’s like the most straight-laced person ever. He just meant that he’d wait to watch the movie, at home, on his TV. Even me pointing out that it was a Disney title now and would therefore be MONTHS til it was available didn’t deter him.

Again, my jaw (at least the one inside my head) dropped.

Yeah, there are movies I see ads for and think, “hmmm, I can wait for Netflix”, but there are other – i.e. any superhero, Star Wars, giant monster, super action-y – films that I have to see on the big screen.

I get that there are people out there who have reasons for not seeing things on the big screen. Some have little kids (and don’t want to piss people like me off by bringing those kids to an inappropriate movie). Others may have issues with crowds. And I know there are other reasons. Whatever they are, more power to ya- keep doing you, man. But if those things aren’t an issue, I don’t understand… I love Meg, it’s still fun to watch, but seeing it on the big screen last year… beyond awesome! (I wish I had been able to see Jaws on the big screen, but it’s a little before my time)

Anyways, I’m just wondering… does size really matter? Is it really necessary to see some of these movies on the big screen? Or is it just a social activity that we have grown accustomed to and therefore it’s expected? I’m honestly curious… what are your thoughts?

I had to wait to see Solo on DVD because no one wanted to go see it with me- they just weren’t excited- and I feel like I lost a lot first seeing in on a small screen. It wasn’t the best movie ever, but some of the effects would’ve been better on a larger scale, I think. I guess, I really can’t imagine choosing to skip the big screen for what you know is going to be an epic battle scenes (our Stewart even noted in his recent spoilery thoughts post that he will likely go back to see Endgame in the theater because he knew he’d missed some things. And he saw it on the big screen!)

2 Responses to “Big or small, does size really matter?”

  1. Valerie May 7, 2019 at 1:38 pm #

    I LOVE seeing movies on the big screen, especially the superhero ones. But I also try to see other movies in the theatre when it might feature any of my fellas. LOL For me, size matters for certain movies unless you’ve got a sweet home theatre set up. And how many of us have that? Not me! (Though we do have a nice 4K TV.) I tend to go to movies alone because the husband is one of those crowd hating people. But I don’t mind going alone except for when I have to go to the ladies room and the auditorium isn’t reserved seating. Alas!

    • elizabeth ann May 7, 2019 at 8:33 pm #

      The superhero ones have GOT to be on the big screen. And most adventure/sci-fi, for me. I feel like, if I can see a move alone, I might as well wait for streaming/DVD. And then if one of my pretties is in it, I can fawn and fangirl to my hearts content. Without bothering others with the drool.

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