Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Power of Film.

Morning, Guys…

So, movies’ve been affecting people for years.  From ‘32’s Freaks, where a lady reportedly miscarried from watching the real freaks on film to The Passion of the Christ, the later we saw in theaters and have on DVD, the former we’ve got on DVD and watch regularly, which graphically depicts the crucifixion of Jesus.  I personally think it was WAAAY worse reading.  In that film, people didn’t leave out of respect, I think, but I remember reading reports of people being sick.  That’s the power of effective film.

A couple days ago, I read about a 43-year-old man in India that died during a showing of Avengers: Infinity War.  Now, A:IW is nowhere near as personal as Passion since it had to do with the real Jesus’s death.  But, it makes me wonder a 43-year-old dies during an albeit sad, depressing movie if you’ve followed these characters for the last 12 years or so…it IS titled Infinity WAR…characters are going to die.  I’ve seen it and read in an interview from the director that some of the deaths are going stick despite fan rumors and hopes that next year’s part 2’ll undo everything.

But, I digress…

43, that’s only two years older than me.  Aside from doing anything stupid, I don’t plan on checking out soon.  So, unless he had an underlying condition he didn’t know about, which is very possible, might he’ve been too invested in what was going on on the screen?  Also, another thing that came to mind was the loudness of the theaters nowadays, especially the IMAX theaters…bigger screen, bigger sound.  The ONLY film Joey and I’ve walked out of was Dunkirk.  The movie didn’t suck by any means, but the sound was such that it literally rattled us.

It wasn’t a crip thing this time, Kat, my sister said it was jarring for her, but she was sitting between my dad and Jack, her hubby.

Might the concussion been too much for this guy to cause a heart attack?  Either way, prayers go out the man’s fam and friends.

Be good to each other.


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