I initially chose to see the fifth installment of Tom Cruise’s Mission impossible thriller-turned action movie series, to experience the climax scene shown on its Official Trailer : Tom Cruise hanging onto the door of an AirBus A400M Atlas Military transport airlifter as it lifts-off from the run-way ! so headed for one of the glitziest 4DX theatre South Korea’s CGV Conglomerate has to offer, smack in the middle of posh ApGuJeong in the riche GangNam district . for this is one of the two theatres with CGV’s own SoundX surround-sound technology (other NOT afar, at my another favourite YoiDo iFC Mall). but to its dismay : the airport sequence came early as the Jesus-opening scene .. without much effect felt from supposedly moving seats // then soon we were to learn a series of speed-motorcycle chasing scene was the 4DX experience primer – all~ along the scenic back-drop of exotic Morocco !
[ 4DX ] over-all, (although I prefer the old suspense-thriller before Tom Cruise turned the series into his die-hard hobby in mountain(-AND-building)-climbing action) an action movie is an action movie, thus contains much less 4DX experience than Science Fiction such as The Avengers . for the scale is on a different level : trying to save a country versus a whole Universe, or even several Universes !
one aspect adhering to lesser impact than earlier 4DX movies repeatedly reviewed on this BLog : is that they show half-a-dozen advertisements WITH all its effects – quite not harmonized with its content because, they are short advertisements . so the impact is much less after-wards on the main movie . for on earlier 4DX movies CGV simply showed what the seats and surroundings can do in about 15 seconds,
- like short puffs blown from two tiny holes behind your head-rest,
- water sprayed from again two tiny holes from the top of the seat in front of you,
(there are three buttons on your Right arm-rest to choose : whether you prefer NO water, light spray or more – where the light spray almost vaporize just before reaching your face)
- moving seats grouped into 4,
- large fan somewhere afront to blow stronger wind,
- flash-lights on both sides above,
over-all I would say 4DX only lullaby you throughout this movie, instead of accentuating its effects at critical points . so as the larger effect of this 4DX fails to deliver its full impact, as we are on streets instead of out-in-space : we fall to depend of the multi-purpose chairs to amaze you . but again : the fighting scenes disappoint you, as metioned on earlier 4DX reviews, the set-up confuses you whether you are the actor or observer in the movie, as you feel the massage chair’s hind rods pluck you whenever actors are hit and/or punched //
[ SoundX ] with less 4DX impact than expected, thus I was glad I chose the additional surround-SoundX option : for it was perfect for a movie where you had to understand the story as it was being revealed and the sound system turned all into a grand opera . ofcourse the Venice Opera is one of the major background of this movie 😉 and surely it really felt like, wait : more than the actual opera house !
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