The only two things I knew beforehand about the new movie Ben-Hur are that it is a remake of an old old movie (actually, it’s the fifth remake of the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, by Lew Wallace) and that Lisa Bevere reposted (Ptr) Rick Warren’s IG post endorsing this movie.
The other night after working on the dinner shift and catching up in time for the last course (dessert of very nice taro puff swans among other sweets) at a niece’s birthday dinner, we caught the last full show of 3D/4DX Ben-Hur across the street.
The movie started at 1030pm, around our bedtime but before we could get sluggish, our man-sized chairs started rocking back and forth to the rhythm of the opening horse race scene. The Beloved and I looked at each other,”We can’t to snooze on this movie,” we agree (in our facial jargon).
It was neat to have the aroma, breeze, moving chairs in synch with the action onscreen. That was the 4DX features to enhance the 3D. For P475 per person, it’s worth trying!
The journey of Ben-hur is worth watching!