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Jurassic World 4DX Experience at Cineworld
October 22, 2015 By Holly Clarkson
Being an editor for a website there are a few good perks and one of them is getting invited to premieres of blockbusters and lucky enough for me, invited to the 4-D showing of Jurassic World, the first 4-D showing to be shown to the public at the Cineworld in Sheffield.
With a warm greeting with complimentary drinks and canapys before the showing, guests from websites, newspapers and radio shows could mingle. The cinema is currently going through a full refurbishment putting in the new 4-D screens and updating their technology with new screens showing trailers high up as you walk in.
Excited I walked into the cinema, the screens were smaller than I expected but as the seats have to have more room individually to make way for the new 4-D effects it was worth the down size.
The safety menu before the screening did put me on edge with the guidelines but as everyone knows usually they are dramatised for legal reasons, so I didn’t expect what was to come. Having experienced 4-D before in America I had an expectation of a less intense experience than from our American brothers however it seems Cineworld have gone all out with their effects. With little warning the first scene jumps you into how a film like Jurassic World is almost made for 4-D. A hatching dinosaurs heart beat vibrated through me via the back and under the seat just easing myself and everyone in the cinema to a different way of watching a film.
A gust of a sea breeze blew as the characters travelled to the Island as well as a soft sway from side to side, it honestly felt like you were there on the boat with them. The seats also moved in a circular motion when the the camera shots zoomed in and out, the subtle movements of the chair definitely seemed enough to convince me that the 4-D was a whole new way of watching a film but once the action started you knew it was about more than just a cool breeze and a gentle sway. Anyone who has seen any Jurassic Park film will know that once you get to half way through the film that the characters are full on in danger of a Dinosaur attack, this one is no different but this time every jumpy bit really did make you scream as short sprits of air whipped through my hair as well as an air pipe wiping in between my legs. Alternating these was enough but the chairs soon changed from a soothing rock to full on roller coaster, you are chucked backwards and forwards as the dinosaurs chase and terrorise the park. I’m not ashamed to say I held on the seat divider for dear life most of the film.
Looking around me before the lights went off I saw a small Water on/off button, besides making me laugh I can see now why it’s an option. It’s great fun to have the water spat at you in a gory blood splat scene or a splash from a wave. Without getting you too wet, it adds something a little more special than just the air. Bright flashes coming from above also added an extra touch.
The amount of force you get from the chair was more vigorous than expected, I wouldn’t recommend seeing a two and a bit hour film for anyone who feels travel sickness easy or has a bad neck or back. It definitely raises your heart rate and tenses your muscles as you never know when or what you will feel, especially with a film like Jurassic World. For any ladies out there, you may consider wearing a bra more restrictive as some of the chase scenes does get those puppies bouncing.
All in all it’s definitely an experience, you may feel a little chucked about afterwards but it’s looks to be a lot of fun in the cinemas of the future. Films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Batman vs Superman, this is how you should see it.
Proof I was there… here you go!
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