I’m not going to lie, I had different ideas for this week’s newsletter and I thought I’d settled on one but that all changed when I went to the IMAX earlier this week. I think every film deserves to be seen in the cinema, it’s one of the last spaces where people congregate together, away from devices and experience the same thing at the same time with no distractions. This venue has the power to literally transport you somewhere. Experiencing a film communally heightens everything you see and feel somehow. There is a tangible sense of emotional highs and lows that you feel from the tension, joy, sadness emitted from everyone surrounding you, not just what you’re seeing unfold in the story writ large in front of you. This can be true of a small, charming independent film, a comedy, or an action epic.
Brilliant sequel! I love that they used practically the same footage for the opening as the original. I felt like I'd been transported back to the 80's and was 'optimally primed'🤭 to suspend disbelief and just enjoy the ride.