Originally Posted by aaronwt
Only 2.2 Billion to go to catch up to Avatar.
No idea when I'll see Star Wars. I won't go while it's so crowded. And since my GF would never see it(she never saw the first one in 1977 when she was in college, or any of them), I'll be going by myself.
Originally Posted by markmathers
I saw it yesterday in 3D at an IMAX theater but got stuck in the 3rd row. Being that close and looking up the entire movie really hampered the viewing experience but I could tell that there were some really cool moments in 3D. It had me wishing I had better seats so I may try and go back once the crowds die down a bit.
Sorry to stray off-topic, but these two line brought back some great memories of the original SW movies.
When Empire Strikes Back was released, I had the same problem... GF wasn't interested. I was also in a rush to see it while being financially strapped. I remember going to the first matinee of the day (weekday). A 10am show with 1/2 price tickets. There were only about 10 other people in the theater (back when theaters were full size).
The best was the original SW movie. It was opening week, but the movie caught on quick and lines were long. There were four of us. I was always a sci-fi movie fan - that didn't prepare me for what I was about to see. Figured is was just another space movie.
When we finally made it into the theater, the only seats were up front - about 3rd row a bit to the right side. I thought "oh, crap - this is going to suck."
That opening scene when the star destroyer crosses the screen. My jaw dropped and I though "holy $***!" Having that "up front" seat almost made it a 3D experience. I was so mesmerized that I probably forgot to blink until the credits. Being that close to the screen never crossed my mind through the entire movie.
What great memories.