Hey guys, I thought I would take a break from reviews for a second, to talk about a current cinematic issue, the pandemic and returning to the cinema. These are just my scattered thoughts and feelings on the matter.
In pre-pandemic life I was going to the cinema at least once a week, so when they closed and everything went into lockdown I was bummed out, I missed going and couldn’t wait for the day they reopened. However, during lockdown I realised that I enjoyed watching old movies that I haven’t seen before from the comfort of my own home more.
As a result of this I will not be returning to the cinema anytime soon and will instead talk about the big movies when they come out on VOD here’s why.
To me the idea of going to the cinema and having to wear a mask and not be able to sit near the people I came with doesn’t sound fun. For me the process of going to the cinema is expensive and time consuming as I use public transport, so it is a hassle to go. Moreover, to all those people who say watching a film on the big screen is the only way, I say the big screen experience was ruined years ago. People talk, go on their phones and just generally behave like arseholes a lot of the time in my last few trips to the multiplex pre-pandemic this was the case nearly every time.
So, with all that said and with shorter VOD releases for the big blockbusters I think I will be giving the cinema a miss for a while.
Ps. I didn’t even mention the fact that they will inevitably close again when the second wave comes around, and also going to the cinema and not properly socially distancing is hazardous to your health and those around you, something to bear in mind.