Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D

(1982) Film *** Film experience in actual 3D **

Octopunk has been doing a bang-up job covering the Friday the 13th series and he already covered this film earlier in the Horrorthon (see below). I managed to catch a midnight showing of this film in Boston with 3D glasses, a barrel of popcorn, and Summerisle. What should’ve been the culmination of all our horror movie wet dreams was somewhat marred by the twofold detriment of having a projectionist who repeatedly screwed up the film and a morbidly obese twenty-something who sat behind us insisting on making “pithy” comments throughout the ENTIRE film. You know the guy I’m talking about. He’s that guy who believes he’s really funny but in the end he’s about as funny as a fart in an elevator. For example, in one scene a man is in a convenience store holding a jar of peanuts. Mr. Fat Fuck Funny yelled out, “He’s nuts!” Now you might be asking yourself, ‘Why didn’t you tell Fatty Arbuckle to shut the hell up?’ The main reason is because for some ungodly reason the audience kept laughing at everything he said, fueling his desire to continue his running MST3K commentary. Sigh. The other problem is that the projectionist kept screwing around with the duel projection system so that only the middle third of the film worked in 3D. When it worked, it was a lot of fun. However, most of the time the glasses didn’t make any difference whatsoever and we were seeing double. Sigh. I must remind myself that there’s a reason I don’t really enjoy going to the movies too much anymore. I don’t care if I’m labeled a cranky old man.

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