I had my first experience of 4DX cinema at Centertainment Sheffield. The film is set around the trenches of 1917. The 4dx experience adds drama when there is explosions; the seat moves and there are blasts of cold air. A couple times water 💦 was also squired at you. If there was a way to bring in heat of fire that would add to the experience. I can remember going on Jaws ride at Universal Florida and on that you really feel the fires heat!
It has taken me a while to get around to going to the 4dx because action films which it lends itself, to are not my thing. This film was not just action; lots of more tender moments and therefore the effects are not throughout. The first effects of movement when characters walking, I do think were distracting and did not add anything.
I think the film is a good film with or without extra effects, but I’m glad I have now experienced 4dx. There are moments in the film that seem implausible. It brings to life the futility of war; how lives were risked and lost to convey message. Overall worth a watch.
Have you seen 1917 / experienced 4dx or both?
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