Bond With Believing

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As we continue to move our television, video gaming and movie habits to smaller and smaller screens, I can’t help but wonder if we’re missing a key part of the experience. Naturally, I was eager to head to the IMAX and see a film how it was supposed to be seen, and felt. Figuring it couldn’t get better than James Bond on a big(ger) screen, I went where few Chicagoans go: to Navy Pier on a Saturday afternoon. It was there I caught Skyfall among Bond fans, tourists and gals eager to see Daniel Craig in a larger-than-life way.

It.did.not.disappoint. From the very beginning, I felt like an added character. And peripheral vision? Forget it. No matter where I looked, the scene happened right before me.

Yet the screen did more than just make me feel like I had to duck and roll with James Bond. An IMAX screen did something I never imagined: tuned out the world around me. That man crinkling his plastic bag…heard it for four seconds and…wasn’t thinking of it anymore. The loud breather…the sound took away his breath for me while the movie’s score engulfed me.

I highly recommend the IMAX experience for any film with detailed elements (looking at you Pixar® Films) and action films. After watching the two-minute trailer for the upcoming Hobbit movie, I knew watching any other way would be disappointing. As we continually opt for the screens of laptops, phones and tablets, it’s nice to get a reminder of how movies should be seen. A nice big, six-story, massive reminder.

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2 responses »

  1. Thanks for the post! I too, get easily distracted in the theater, popcorn chewers, plastic bags, children crying and for whatever reason old men always seem to snore near me. IMAX is loud enough and engaging enough that I can tune it out. I loved SKYFALL…the train action sequence, falling through the ice, Mr. Craig…yeah…excellent.

  2. Thanks for posting, Hanna! I also had a “loud breather” in front of me. He completely ruined my trailer time, but his sneezes and sniffles were immediately silenced by trains, motorcycles and the clap of James hitting the water. Oh yeah, Bardem…well played, sir. Well.Played.

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