Going back into theatres to watch movies in 2020 sounds like a gamble, doesn’t it?
Hugo and Bola discuss how the movie theatre going experience has been going and do we want to see “Tenet” in theatres again… Have you guys gone in to watch?
The two talk about the recreation of “Utopia” from its British show to an Amazon Prime original and how titles and shows in the same language should/shouldn’t necessarily need an American remake if they’re in the same language. Hugo and Bola also debate foreign films being remade and whether that’s from inspiration or a lack of original creativity.
They touch on the remakes of “The Office” and “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” as well as Hugo’s lack of love for hand-held shots versus Bola’s love of them. We also touch on Criterion and of course we have to talk about Netflix. Because everyone does.
Stay tuned for Broken English Films productions coming before the year’s end.
Going back into theatres to watch movies
After over a year of lockdowns, social distancing, and virtual meetings, the world is finally beginning to return to some semblance of normalcy. One of the activities that many people are looking forward to the most is going back into theatres to watch movies.
For many, the experience of watching a movie on the big screen is an essential part of the movie-going experience, and the pandemic has only underscored the importance of this communal activity.
There are many reasons why people are eager to return to movie theatres.
First and foremost, there is the thrill of seeing a movie on a large screen surrounded by other people who are equally invested in the story being told. The experience of being in a packed theatre, sharing a laugh or a gasp with strangers, is something that cannot be replicated in the comfort of one’s own home.
Additionally, the sound and visual quality of a movie in a theatre is far superior to anything that can be achieved on a television or computer screen, making it a truly immersive experience.
For many people, going to the movies is also a way to escape from the stresses and anxieties of everyday life. In a world where news cycles are constantly filled with doom and gloom, and social media is awash with outrage and negativity, the cinema offers a respite from the chaos. Watching a movie is a way to be transported to a different world, to forget about one’s problems for a few hours, and to emerge feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of human connection and community, something that has been sorely lacking during the lockdowns. Going to the movies is a way to connect with other people, to share an experience with friends or family, and to feel a sense of belonging in a world that can often feel cold and impersonal. The shared experience of watching a movie in a theatre is something that has the power to bring people together, to spark conversations, and to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Of course, going back into theatres to watch movies is not without its risks. The pandemic is still ongoing, and many people are understandably hesitant to gather in enclosed spaces with others. Movie theatres have implemented a range of safety measures, including mask mandates, enhanced cleaning protocols, and reduced capacity, in order to ensure the safety of their customers. However, there is still a level of risk involved, and it is up to each individual to weigh the potential benefits against the risks.
Going back into theatres to watch movies is an experience that many people are eagerly anticipating. The thrill of seeing a movie on the big screen, the escape from everyday life, and the sense of community and connection it provides, are all factors that make the cinema experience truly unique. As we continue to navigate the ongoing pandemic, it is important to remember the importance of human connection, and the power of shared experiences to bring people together.