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Rewatching Films At The Cinema

26 Feb

Howdy ladies and gents of the internet, how are you all doing today? I just wanted to do a blog post on something that I like to do from time to time which is rewatching films in the cinema.

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There is something wonderful, fun and kind magical about watching a film on a projector in room full of other people who are sharing the same/different emotional responses. Most big film fans are all about this kind of thing. If you like a film a lot, then you’ll want to check it out again right? Multiple viewings of films in the cinema is something that people do for many reasons whether it is to show support for their favourite films or for bragging purposes or just because they’re obsessed.

I love getting the chance to a film more than once in the cinema, however it wasn’t always like that for me.

As a child to my mid/late teens, going to the cinema used to be reserved for special events like birthdays, major film releases or family outings (going with my dad and sister). So unless my dad was taking me or I was out with my friends, then the cinema was not a very regular thing. But all that changed in 2008. Now before that year I had watched a few films more than once in the cinema, but I never had the money or desire to see any of them more than twice… But then May of 2008 came around and I saw Iron Man, and honestly that film changed my world. Now I had seen many comic book films, but that film was the first film that seemed like a comic book come to life, but with a great sense of realism, like it could exist in our world. It was so much fun and that was the main factor that grabbed me. So I watched it two more times which made Iron Man the first film I saw three times. It was totally bizarre to me to be sitting in the cinema watched the film again for the third time, but that’s how obsessed I was with the film.

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Then after 2008 I ended up watching a good few films more than once on numerous occasions. In 2009 I ended up watching the J.J. Abrams Star Trek three times as well, that film really left impression on me, as a person who grew up seeing the different Star Trek incarnations on TV and seeing it become a more action-oriented sci-fi adventure, it was a surprise, a bloody delightful surprise. The following year was the major turning point for me as watching films started to become an addiction. The brilliant Toy Story 3 came out in the summer of 2010, and it made me shed manly time each time that I saw it during the final scene. I didn’t think I would cry the third time, but somehow that film was still able to get the better of me. But even more hardcore was my viewing experience came from watching Inception. Christopher Nolan was a director I had come to respect from his work on Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Memento, so I was hyped for Inception, but the end result was so much more. The film had action, thriller and sci-fi elements all in one place with lovely execution and an amazing soundtrack. The film captured my soul and I watched it again, THREE MORE TIMES. People thought me insane for watching the film that many times, however, I loved the film that much I just had to see it again (that it took me three times to fully understand the film lol).

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From there I took things one step beyond. From 2011-2013 I ended up seeing a lot of films on three occasions Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Dark Knight Rises (that may have been four times) and Man of Steel (though that was accidental), and in 2012 I saw The Avengers four times (much love for Marvel Studios as you may be able to tell). But my biggest repeat viewing comes from 2011 when I saw Thor, FIVE TIMES! Now that may seem quite absurd considering that it is one of the lesser liked films of the MCU and because there are better films that I’ve listed beforehand, however, I do love Thor, but seeing it in the cinema that many times was accidental. I saw it with my friends, then once again with my sister, then with another friend, then with my family and then finally with my uncle. It was just a case of going with the flow which resulted in a lot of time with the god of thunder, but it was hella fun so I’m not complaining.

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So why did I make this blog post? Well I just wanted to share with you some of my crazier cinematic adventures and show you how much I love going to the cinema. Now as you may have noticed a lot of those films happen to be superhero-based and that’s mainly due to the fact that they’ve proven to be the most entertaining and rewarding experiences for me. That and films of the sci-fi genre too. I can easily say that without my Cineworld Unlimited Card I would not have seen as many films as I have over the last six years. Getting to see good films in the cinema more than once is a good feeling and I’m looking forward to 2015’s future films like Avengers 2, Star Wars, Spectre and Mad Max 4 to name a few.

So do you like to rewatch films in the cinema and if so what’s the most amount of times you’ve seen a film in the cinema? Please let me know in the comments below and I’ll see ya on the next blog post, laters! 🙂

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Posted by on February 26, 2015 in Films, Life, Media

 

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6 responses to “Rewatching Films At The Cinema

  1. Writer Loves Movies

    February 26, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    The Cineworld Unlimited deal is pretty amazing. I don’t make a habit of seeing films more than once at the cinema but I there have been a couple of films that have lured me back over the last couple of years. I saw The Dark knight Rises twice on IMAX mainly for the amazing sound and Hans Zimmer score – you just can’t hear it like that at home. More recently I’ve seen Mr Turner twice for the beautiful cinematography.

     
    • Hypersonic55

      February 27, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      Yeah, The Dark Knight Rises is geat in IMAX, such a brilliant experience and like you I adored the sound quality and the soundtrack is gorgeous!

       
  2. sidekickreviews

    February 27, 2015 at 3:36 am

    That’s so cool that you got a Cineworld Unlimited Card, we don’t have anything like that here. If I did, I’d rewatch more movies in the cinema. I usually just wait for them to be released on home video, then rewatch the film and any extra features. Last year I only rewatched one movie in theatres, that was Guardians Of The Galaxy. The first time someone we standing/crouching in the row in front of me due to a seating mix up during the first 5 – 9 minutes (arggh!) so I felt I had to rewatch it because of the part I missed. Thor x 5, wow man that’s pretty awesome!

     
    • Hypersonic55

      February 27, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      That’s a shame that you don’t have a service like that, it is one of the main reasons I don’t want to leave the UK lol. And if you had to see a film twice Guardians is a good choice, but mate I do understand your pain, having someone blocking your view is terrible. So how long do you have to wait in America before films make their way from the cinema to home video?

       
      • sidekickreviews

        February 28, 2015 at 3:08 am

        I’m not sure, maybe around 5 – 6 months for movies. Tv shows seem to take longer. I”m lucky in that my local library carries recent home video. 😀

         
  3. lauren

    February 27, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I don’t tend to re-watch things in the cinema-more due to lack of funds than lack of films I’d want to re-watch. The only one I have seen more than once in the cinema was Les Miserables because a friend wanted to see that on her birthday so I saw it for a second time. I still enjoyed it.
    Incepetion was brilliant on the big screen- I love that film and it looks amazing. Perhaps if i had watched it a few more time I could figure out the ending! But thats part of the fun trying to figure it all out.

     

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