I want to see what kind of Japanese cinema because since I stayed in Japan I've never been going to the cinemas. Therefore this weekend me and some of my friends spent the saturday night with watching movies. Movies that we saw is 2012, a movies that tells of the world will ends in year 2012. In Indonesia my friend said this movies is booming, everyday the ticket is sold out. So to anticipate the possibility of the same condition I told friends to buy tickets 3 hours before starting, but it's normal here. My friend said there was little difference between Japan and Indonesia. In Japan generaly the ticket divided into 3 groups:
1. for children ￥1400. 2. Student ￥1600. 3. Adult ￥1800. While in Indonesia, all groups was no difference in price. More over the movies divided into 2 parts: 1. The movies With Dubbing in japanese. 2. The movies with subtitle japanese. I think this division may be intended because not all Japanese people can read kanji so the movie was dubbing.
after we went into the cinema room, disappointment appeared immediately, because the movie screen and the sound was not great and not as cool as I imagined. Small screen and the voice sounded just the front. But it was only the beginning, after the movie started, the screen was raised, and a voice that sounded more assured, very really a true theater. For seating and room temperature, no problem, soft and comfortable.
I enjoyed the movies till end, I like the visual effect. But not with my friends, they felt a sleep in the middle. They were a little disappointed with the plot. They imagine, if the Resurrection occurred, then the earth will be destroyed not left. But in this movie they can make super-sophisticated ships and very strong against shocks. The plot is almost similar to the story of Noah. Where people of Noah very stubborn, refusing to acknowledge God. So that their punishment in the form of a great flood. But Noah and his followers survived, because they make a big ship. And tha... I think in the reality no one knows, when the end will occur. The Resurrection is the secret of God. Ow... by the way The movie is brought by TOHO cinemas, if in Indonesia same as 21 Cineplex. Ok so that's my experince with Japan cinemas.