Monday, 6 February 2012

Cinema rant

This is a short rant: I love cinema. I really got into films when I was a teenager and I just adore movies and all the press material, websites and posters which surround them. But two things have happened recently which have annoyed the hell out of me. First I made the poor decision to buy the Ridley Scott Robin Hood film. This was a bad move because a) it's a really turgid movie and b) the DVD doesn't allow you to skip almost five minutes of copyright warnings and adverts before you can get to the main menu screen.

I have also just come back from a cinema in Central London where I saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (more on that soon). Because it was Leicester Square I paid £17.50 for a ticket. I was then treated to 25 minutes of adverts and trailers before the film began.

I hear the film and cinema industry is loosing money hand-over-fist. If only they would stop trying to squeeze every last drop of cash from the audiences (and the associated advertisers) and start giving the public what they want. The film they paid to see.

Rant over. Now here are some of my favorite movie posters. Which ones do you like? Have I missed any?