I guess that many of you have probably seen the 3D version of Avatar and perhaps you been amazed by that experience, as well.
Some of you maybe shrugged your shoulders and thought, what’s the big deal.
Maybe that was what they thought over at Korea’s leading cinema chain, as they decided to turn it up a notch and offer Avatar in 4D. Their setup includes over 30 effects, complete with moving chairs, sprinkling water, wind and the smell of explosives, to name a few.
Even though the cost for the 4D version is twice the regular price, the show is fully booked with people who want to experience Avatar, a little more lifelike.
Now, the logical question is, when do we see the first horror movie in 4D and more importantly, do we want to?
Imagine that you sit down in your favorite cinema and suddenly the musty smell of rotting corpses enters your nose. Your seat starts to spin and turn, as a grotesque banjo playing man chasing you, while you feel the breeze from his swinging ax, is licking your neck.
Suddenly your chair tilts forward and then up again, just in time for you to see how the man bury his ax, deep into the screaming girl’s forehead, while fake blood is sprinkled into your face.
Another suggestion would be to decrease the amount of air in the cinema, just as that pale and strange looking Asian chick, with long straggly hair, reaches out from the screen and starts strangling you.
I must admit that I would found it rather cool, once or twice, but after that, I would be satisfied. I feel that if you start adding too many extraordinary effects, then it’s not a movie anymore, it’s more like something you would expect at a theme park or something, which is not quite the way I like to see my horror movies.
What do you think, would you want to experience horror movies in 4D, and if so, what type of effects would you like to see?