Most Saturday nights, you’ll find Family DG parked in front of the television for ‘Film Night’. This means that we gather together a selection of mildly unhealthy snacks, open a bottle of wine (orange juice for the Offspring) and get our sofa as close to the TV as possible.
People in the know (my annoying family), tell me that this enhances the cinematic experience, but frankly, I’ve yet to be convinced. Especially now.
We’ve recently acquired a fab new TV. Among its many and varied features, one thing stands out head and shoulders about the rest – its size. At 60″, it’s a beastie.
After the usual arguments about what to watch, we finally settled on Captain America (in 3D) and broke out the 3D glasses. Now, these are a mystery. Every pair of glasses has a battery. Why? When you go to the cinema, all they do is give you a pair of specs which look like cheap sunglasses. So, what are these powered versions doing? Eating batteries apparently, as these need replacing after every film.
Now, I was always sceptical about 3D, generally. I didn’t want to wear the silly glasses and I always thought that the whole experience would just give me a headache. But I was pleasantly surprised. No headache and it genuinely looked good. Now we’re hooked. So, if you need batteries for watches, calculators and the like, get down to your local supermarket now. Stocks are about to be depleted.