Until our expedition to the cinema to see The Hobbit, 3D was an unknown factor. A scary, unknown factor.
mime wears glasses. I’m slightly long sighted. And we both have a terrible tendency towards motion sickness. So, obviously, 3D was something to stay away from. Right?
Mind you, our venture into the cinema to see a 3D movie was an accident. Not only did our town have NO midnight showing (very disappointing), it only advertised 3D. No options? You’ve got to be kidding me. With worried excitment and nervous anticipaton, we saw our first 3D movie.
It. Was. Awesome.
Lining up half an hour early (with three other people), we thought we were in for another sleepy town showing. (I can’t even remember being in a full cinema before.) We watched The Hobbit viewers going into their 2D showing (I KNOW. How rough is that? A 2D version, not even advertised…) and watched, with rising interest, as the line behind us filled with…wait? Over ten? No! More?! Wow! A full cinema. So there are many LOTR geeks in our town? I’m comforted!
mime, our brother-in-law and I popped recycable glasses from their packets and found seats (exceptionally good seats). The cinema filled. Adds blared. Many awesome trailers made us consider the possiblity of spending all of January in the movie theatre. And then…and then…
Ease us in? Ah, no. In an outer space add, meteors flew at us while that deep-movie-voice narrated something about rocks. At least, I assume it was something about rocks. I was getting hit by a meteor so you can imagine I was somewhat distracted.
After a few more freaky adds and trailers, the cinema had filled, with 98 percent of the viewers having consumed their popcorn or dropped it. The Hobbit begun.
I’m limiting myself by only mentioning 5 of each. To really understand, I’m afraid you’re just going to have to brave gollum’s throwing rock antics (I jumped, I honestly jumped out of my chair and flinched…) and see The Hobbit.
In 3D. Go on. I dare you.
3D is dangerous. Deadly. And totally worth it. And, you might find safety from flying burning pine cones if you use a popcorn box as a helmet (once the consumption of popcorn is complete, of course, or you might choke, and then you’d miss the best bit when Bilbo…oh, never mind).