As I mentioned once before, I work in a cinema, watch films a lot, and am a (sometime) film journalist. A triple threat, if you will. This post is all about my weekend in the cinema. Its content is fairly self-explanatory, you’ll see it if you read on. Well, go on then. ***Warning – this contains what could be seen as a spoiler for 10,000 BC. But only if you thought the ending wouldn’t involve a Mammoth in one way or another.***
Working in a small city-centre cinema, the reactions we get to films are a bit, well, they’re not what you might expect. Absolutely nobody went to see Vantage Point last week, yet a good 50 people nearly filled the tiny screen it was in Sat. and Sun. Nobody really bit on the previews for Horton, despite him clearing house in Amewica, and apparently there are still plenty of people who haven’t seen Juno.
It just goes to show that there’s no accounting for people – plug the hell out of a film pre-release and nobody comes to see it; try and drop it like a stone and they’re on it like hobos on a bindle. Mind you, our cinema was still showing Atonement the week after it came out on DVD.
At least there was one thing that everyone could agree on – 10,000 BC. “Total shit” is what I’m hearing from the punters, shit with an nonsensical ending involving a heart-to-heart with a mammoth.
Oh, and I hit my head on an ice-cream cabinet, due to hitting it on a poster case. That was a sore one.