I am a movie buff. A big one. Owning over 500 DVDs and working at a video store, you can understand that I like to be up-to-date with my movie watching. Quantum of Solace is opening this weekend, and you better believe that I’ll be at the cinema watching.
Yesterday I was having a conversation with one of my friends in England, and the conversation went much like this:
Me: “Have you seen _____”
Friend: Nope, never came out here.
Me: “Ok, have you seen _______”
Friend: Nope. Never even heard of it.
Me: “Grrr, ok how about _______”
Friend: “It’s not coming out until next year”
Catastrophe. Other than the new Bond flick, which England released a week earlier than Canada, the movie release dates are so so soooo far behind – in both the cinemas and out on DVD. Not to mention, they don’t even get some of the movies that Canada would!
Thank goodness for illegal downloading and torrents, eh? What would we do without them. BUT! It is not the same. I want to be able to go to the cinema and see movies like the Dark Knight on a big screen with surround sound. I want that theatre experience of sharing popcorn and playing air hockey with a group of friends. I even want that annoying person who will inevitably sit directly behind me and kick my seat until I turn around and tell them to stop.
Patience is a virtue. I do not possess this virtue. I will end up downloading the movie and then going to the theatre once it is released and watch it again.
The sad, sad truth is that I will miss movies more than some of the people I’ll be leaving behind. Ouch.