So I got a chance to experience “4DX” Spider Man 2 at our local movie theatre.
Despite buying tickets online weeks in advance, I still got a horrible seat. (front, far left) Sadly, this sort of makes the 3D effect worse and introduces eye strain.
So what does paying extra for the “4DX” experience get you? What do these fancy electronic chairs do?
Well, they mostly kick your chair throughout the movie, punctuated by an occasionally spitting on you.
Shoot, back in Salem, Oregon, you got this for free.
Every time a “chair effect” kicked in, I was mentally pulled away from the film, it actually detracted from the movie.
I realize theatres need to add value to remain relevant but.. I don’t think this is working.
What I’d like is a seat perfectly in the middle, be able to pause to use the restroom, and eat and drink anything I want. No commercials or waiting. So yes, I want my living room.