This morning, I read an article titled Prejudging the Movies – When the “Buzz” Gangs Up. It originally appeared in the Washington Post.
“Today, the forces of entertainment marketing, social media and grievance culture are increasingly colliding, with the casualty being the movies themselves. Why wait to actually see “The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s long-gestating project about Jimmy Hoffa and the mob, when you can start fact-checking it months before it opens?”
Because we love story. We love adventure. Because we need an escape. Going to a movie is a two-hour escape. Yes, sometimes said escape is not worth the price of admission, but sometimes…WOW!! That adventure is worth every penny.
“Moviegoing is magic. All kidding aside, you’re more likely to be affected by a film’s mojo if you see it theatrically. At home, you might be inclined to pick up the phone if it rings, or throw in a load of laundry while you watch, or hit the pause button for a potty break. At a theater, you block out all the outside distractions and simply sit. Watching a movie uninterrupted allows you to be more fully transported into its world. That’s what movies are all about – escaping from reality for two hours. It only makes sense to give yourself the freedom of forgetting about all the other stuff for a while. You’ve earned it.”
Do you enjoy a good movie? Is it worth the trip? Is it worth the money? Why do you go to the movies? Hopefully, you do.