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Did I get it in my hair?
Into the Deep (1995)
Member Name: parrish
Into the Deep (1995)
Date: 06/10/01, updated on 06/10/01 (31 review reads)
Well, we missed the show we actually wanted to watch...Fortunate mistake!
I had absolutely NO desire to see a movie about water. Or fish. Or a hokey 3D movie for that matter. The red and blue glasses I peeled out of my comics when I was growing up was all a bit too dopey for me...But alas, my cohorts persuaded me the only way anyone could-they paid for my ticket and would not take me home until it was over.
We were the first to buy tickets, and I had no idea what I was getting into since I had never been to an IMAX before. Oversized screen. Yee-haw.
Reserved seats? What is this about?
You are trying to tell me that sitting third balcony up in the middle are the best seats in the house? That is way too far!
What do you mean we are not aloud into the auditorium until 10 minutes before the moive starts? We ran out of things to talk about when I started moaning, and I haven't stopped since we bought the tickets...Maybe if I keep on they will let me go!
So, they open the doors and let us in. I am handed a pair of HUMUNGOUS spectacles that look a bit like safety glasses for constructions workers. This is so bad.
We climb a million stairs and squint in the darkness searching for our row....Then walk ever so slowly looking for our assigned seat. And we only have 10 minutes for everyone in the place to get situated. Why is this? Another not so good sign-these seats are made for averaged size people. The person assigned to the chair next to me hangs completely out of his seat, and what I am assuming to be part of his stomach (please be part of his stimach) is getting way to friendly with my arm. My brother in law is kind enough to trade seats.
So the auditorium lights go down (didn't realize they were "up", and everyone who didn't feel like looking like an idiot earlier, is now forced to put on the workmans glasses since looking at the screen is odd without them. Everything is blurred.
ut them on-and the world has changed...
There is kelp coming at me!!! I tried dodging it, but was late. And I actually had the reaction of checking to see if there was any of it still in my hair. I quickly became engrossed in this 3D world. The images were amazing. Fish, eels and sharks swim up to you and past you with no concern for those whom they have already gone over. I made several attempts to capture some of the smaller fish, but I never prevailed. None of the other spectators walked out with a fish either, although several of us kept sticking our hands out making periodic grabs for them.
This was brilliant. There was so much to see and so much to learn about. The effect is one not to be missed if you can at all help it. And please drag a skeptic friend with you. They may enjoy it as much as I did!!!