In the cold winter months it is often hard to drag yourself away from your comfortable living room and the lovely warmth that you get from being firmly fixated in your own home, and for many people this leads to nights and weekends spent curled up on the couch in front of the tv with a DVD on watching a movie or two.
Although DVDs are a great way to watch movies from the comfort of your own home, there’s nothing like the atmosphere of sitting in a cinema, watching a movie in surround sound and eating a bag of popcorn and a frozen coke – and no amount of DVDs at home and comfortable couches can replace this experience.
You see, the movies is unique, and although it might cost you £10, if you truly want to experience the movie as it was created then it’s an experience that shouldn’t be avoided. Movies were shot to be played on big screens with great surround sound, not really to be watched on tvs at home with a generic sound system – and this can often cause the movie to lose its impact as a result.
Many people try to bridge between the gap between watching a DVD at home and watching something at the cinema by creating their own home cinema, and although this can give you great viewing quality and great sound, unfortunately this doesn’t quite replace going to the cinema and you don’t get the same experience.
You don’t have to go the cinema every week, but there are some movies which can really benefit from being played in a cinema and these tend to include action movies and blockbusters with significant special effects – special effects that just don’t have the same impact when you play them on your television at home!
Not sure which movie to watch next time you head down to the cinema? Well why don’t you cast a glance over a movie review website and get an idea of which movies are popular and which perhaps didn’t quite make the grade. After all, if you are going to spend your hard-earned cash then it’s important that you are spending it on something that you really want to watch, and not a movie that you are going to walk out of halfway through!