Friday, March 23, 2012

Midnight Showings

I just came home from the midnight premiere of the film adaptation of The Hunger Games, and my expectations were actually exceeded.  However, that is not what I'm dying to ramble about.

So. Midnight showings are a thing that happen.  I had not attended one in over a year and a half, but tonight reminded me of just how different they are as a viewing experience.  The air is filled with passion and enthusiasm that feels almost tangible, and fans adorn themselves in costumes as if it is a particularly nerdy Halloween.  Throughout the previews, the audience can't seem to keep themselves from chattering as an outlet of their excitement, but silence falls like a veil as soon as the opening credits begin.  It's honestly magical. 

As much as I adore it, my favorite aspect of midnight showings isn't the sense of camaraderie, but rather how my mind is a clean slate.  There are no spoilers or reviews to give me any sense of positive or negative prejudice.  I am watching the film for the first time alongside millions of others in similar theaters, which for some reason is an idea that I find incredibly cool.  

With that said, here is a list of midnight viewings that I plan to attend this year:

  • The Hunger Games
  • The Avengers
  • Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Prometheus
  • The Amazing Spiderman
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
... I don't have a thing for superhero films, at all.  Clearly.

1 comment:

  1. It was really good wasn't it???

    I love midnight showings to a ridiculous degree. I think it's because, more than anything, I love anticipation. Almost more than the actual thing I'm anticipating.