My IMAX 3D Sensory Overload Experience

So yesterday night I watched Rogue One at an IMAX theater in 3D.  Holy hell – it was loud.  Thank goodness I  had some earplugs handy.  I don’t think I could have handled that noise level without them.  The screen was just so in-your-face that he action scenes just kind of got lost in a blur.

When the ads first started I felt the sudden need to get out of there – a mild anxiety attack I guess.  I don’t usually experience that.  It passed after a few moments though and then just turned into wondering how long this movie was going to take to be over.  I also felt trapped there as the aisles were so close together that it would have been very difficult to get out of there if I needed to.  The whole massacre at the Batman movie scenario did come to mind as well.

It didn’t help that the first movie trailer was for a movie called Dunkirk and involved a whole bunch of soldiers who looked like they were about to get bombed to smithereens.  Let’s have that full sensory experience – no thanks.

On the HSP scale I’m guessing that I’m on the lower end because I can handle loud violence.  It’s when the movie starts to get very emotionally involving and violent that I really begin to cringe.  Luckily the characters in Rogue One weren’t very well developed so when they started getting killed off it really wasn’t all that concerning to me.

I always remember watching the movie Reservoir Dogs and how visceral my reaction to it was and how unsettled I felt after watching it.  I do not like watching people get tortured, oh no.  I remember my roommate asking me what I thought of the movie – she asked if I thought it was funny.  I was thinking oh my goodness – we really are birds of a different feather.  I told her “disturbing” is more the word I would use to describe it.

5 Things I Am Grateful For

  1. Clean, empty spaces
  2. The cute noises that cats make sometimes
  3. The internet
  4. Shoes
  5. Clean clothes
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