I SAW BEAUTY AND THE BEAST IN A 4DX THEATRE
And it blew my mind!
- •The chairs do this:Belle's riding a galloping horse? So are you! The townsfolk battling the castle's enchanted furnishings? You're getting tossed around in the middle of the fray. One major musical number used too much pitching and rolling; made it hard for me to take in the fine points of the segment.
- •And you can smell stuffThe scent of flowers, grass, or crisp snowy air heighten the feeling of being within the movie. This feature could have been used more. On several occasions I was waiting for a scent to accompany a scene, but it wasn't there.
- •It's windy in here!When trees blow, a door flies open, or when the camera has pulled back for an overhead view, you feel the wind in your face.
- •If it's raining or snowing on screen ...... it's raining or snowing on you, too. Gently, of course.
- •Remember, along with all of this, the movie is also in 3D!And not the old clunky, makes your eyes hurt 3D, this is virtually seamless. It's an enhancement, not a gimmick.
- •I left the theatre feeling exhilarated!My husband left the theatre feeling nauseous. It's not for everyone, but if you can get to a 4DX theatre to see a show, I urge you to do so. It's uplifting, exciting, and fun. Unless your motion sickness is as bad as my husband's. 🤢
- •Oh, and Beauty and the Beast as a movie on its own?...I enjoyed it very much. So much so that I intend to go back to see it again tomorrow—I'm fortunate; the new theatre is walking distance from my house.