Troy Williams writes in to ask whether or not the age of the movie goer is a factor in that person’s enjoyment of the film.
Let us know what you think ….
A few months ago, I watched the Matrix for the first time. I know, I know, that’s a movie I should have watched years ago, but for whatever reason it took the film being placed on Netflix for me to see it. When I finally sat down and decided to watch it, I was excited because I have heard so many great things about the film over the years. I had heard that it was an incredible and influential film, and having now watched I can see why, especially in terms of its VFX.
That said, I was a little disappointed by the movie. I definitely liked it, but after so much build up, I was expecting it to be a movie that left me in awe, but it was not. To me, it was just good. I believe, however, that If I had seen the movie closer to the time it came out, I would have enjoyed it much more than I did. I can see a younger version of myself being taken by the VFX and entrenched in the story. For whatever reason, I didn’t have that overwhelming reaction having watched it a few months ago.
My main guess is that the originality of the Matrix story has been done many times in film since then, so it didn’t hit me as something special when I watched it a few months ago like it did others when they first watched it when it came out.
All this to ask a question. Do you think that one’s enjoyment of a movie is helped or hindered by what age they are when they watch it?