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
- Clean, empty spaces
- The cute noises that cats make sometimes
- The internet
- Clean clothes