One cannot deny the power of theaters that allures us to visit each time a blockbuster is released. There’s something special about going to movie theaters; it might be the audience or the ambiance that we can’t emulate at home on TV screens. There’s an absolutely massive difference between watching a movie in a theater on the big screen, allowing near-total immersion, than at home offering a mere shadow. However, some movies require the big screen, the largeness of the theaters, to convey their message to the audience. The filming of some movies is in 3D, while some require effects that don’t quite really translate on smaller screens. Below, we present 10 movies that were rocking in theaters but were a complete disappointment while watching them on televisions at home.
1. Firstly, the 10 movies include 2009’s James Cameron’s Avatar, which is best viewed on IMAX 3D. Unfortunately, the TV screens simply don’t have the IMAX level of bandwidth, so they cannot portray every ounce of Pandora’s polychromatic glory.
2. Martin’s adventure into 3D cinema with Hugo gave the audience an amazing cinematic experience. The director claims that the actors were more upfront emotionally and that made the technology really interesting. The film was a treat in theatres. However, it missed the point on TV.
3. 2014’s Interstellar provided a delightful feast for the senses with its incredible portrayal of cinema. It’s nearly impossible to appreciate depth of the glints of starlight, wide shots of planets, rainbow geometry of the tesseract on a smaller screen than in theaters.
4. The 10 movies also include the visceral horror of 1973’s Exorcist, which is only justified in theaters. The New York Theaters reported they carried long lines of audience to new lengths to watch the Exorcist in theaters.
5. It’s impossible to not include in the 10 movies list 2013’s Gravity, one of the best sci-fi movies in recent years, with great CGI. Fans and viewers highly appreciate Alfonso Cuaron for his direction and contributing a significant factor in the film’s brilliance.
6. Avengers: Endgame 2019 deserves the grandeur of a theater screen for its spectacularly designed arc. Reviewers across the boards have acknowledged that big-budget movies cannot get better than this. The film is way too pretty and would be like an insult to be relegated to television.
7. The 3D effects of Life of Pi, from the realistic tiger to the whale, are mesmerizing, marking as the benchmark for visual mastery. The director Ang Lee notes that the CGI has strived to make appearances as visually stunning as possible. And it would be a mood spoiler and might seem smaller than life if we view it on TV.
8. Animated by Imageworks, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, was a sophisticated blend of 2D and 3D. Sony Pictures subsidiary transported the world of comic books into cinema with incomparable sophistication. All of it is vague to watch if the movie is playing on television.
9. Dunkirk has mastered its aural depth elements with amazing sound mixing and editing. All the background noises of the movie were developed in post-production, with engineers trying to produce an unbelievably realistic effect with complex techniques. So neither the TV nor the speakers can help in manifesting the creeping thrill of the movie.
10. Apart from the romantic subplots, the spectacle of the disaster in Titanic is just suitable for viewing in theaters. The movie broke dozens of records by establishing a historic achievement in cinema, so it would be a disappointment in itself to view it on TV.