Well, I certainly thought it was worth seeing on the big screen, but as Jeanne said, I'm one of those who had read the book and was eager to see it. If you aren't already familiar with the work and weren't drawn in by the trailer, there's no particular reason you need to see it in a theater - assuming you have a reasonably good home theater system. Also, be aware that its running time is 2:42. If you're not really into it, you may be better off watching it with the ability to hit pause now and then. So yeah, wait for the DVD, probably.
And Jeanne - thanks for reminding me about IMAX. That was my original plan, but friends I was going with bought tickets to a regular show instead. Which still looked great. But I think I still need to see it in IMAX now.
Mike Simmons wrote:And Jeanne - thanks for reminding me about IMAX. That was my original plan, but friends I was going with bought tickets to a regular show instead. Which still looked great. But I think I still need to see it in IMAX now.
Eh. While there were some good IMAX moments, it certainly wasn't the whole movie. It's a lot of movie to sit through again. I saw the IMAX version on the first sitting. The part near the end where they go to the cabin over the snow was really good for IMAX. The good IMAX parts tended to be more scenic/visual than scary/exciting.
Makes sense. And I will need to see the DVD release as well, anyway, for the supplemental material (e.g. the "Tales of the Black Freighter" and various goodies drawn from the appendices). So I could probably skip an IMAX showing.
BTW, between this movie and BSG, "All Along the Watchtower" is my new (old) favorite song.