I watched Tropic Thunder last night at my house and, during the many times I lost interest and stopped paying attention, I got thinking about how a.) I was extremely happy that I didn't waste my money to go see it in the theater and b.) How small my mom's TV is compared to that of the 'big screen' and maybe I'd have enjoyed the movie a bit more on a larger screen.
Throughout the movie my mom and I would talk, I could lay on the couch in my hoodie with my blanket, pillow, and my cat... there are certain comforts that you have while watching a film in familiar surroundings.
At a theater you have a huge screen, huge noise, and buttery popcorn that you can never get quite right at home. The action is more intense, the landscape is generally more beautiful, and the sound effects are surrounding you. You can't lay down in a theater though...
My thoughts today sound simple and are not deep, but they do require some thought: Which is better: Movies at home or movies in a theater?
As stated above, both have pros and both have cons. Its easy to say it depends on my mood or something of the sort... but that's taking the easy way out, look at the big picture (no pun intended).
I enjoy being able to talk about something during a movie, I enjoy having the ability to go back to watch a part over if you missed something or if something is really funny, I enjoy being able to pause when I have to pee.
Overall, while I love the intensity of the big screen, I much prefer watching a movie cozy on my couch with a glass of wine.
So, Thoughts for Thursday (put some thought into this one): Where do you prefer watching a movie... and tell me why?!
Other TFT's today:
Dana, Kristi, Anne, Denise, Jenny,