A Cranky Movie Idea
Mrs. C and I went to a movie today with the Massachusetts crank who is visiting for a few days… “The Infiltrator.” It was a good movie, I think, problem was it was way too complicated.
Brian Cranston plays the major roll as an FBI (I think) agent who helped bring down a drug cartel in the 1980’s. That is about all I know about the movie. The problem is Cranston’s character had several names and everyone he deals with looks kind of the same and all have similar Hispanic names. Also the plot was just really complicated.
What made it worse for me was seeing it in a theater, I could not constantly ask Mrs. C, “Who is that again?” or “What just happened there?” Good for Mrs. C, she could enjoy the movie, bad for me, I was mostly lost.
OK, here is my idea. Special movie glasses for old people. Wait, bear with me. They have three D glasses, so why can’t they imbed things on the screen just for old people. Old people could wear special glasses which would allow them (us) to read the imbedded stuff on the screen.
For instance, all the characters would have their name visible on their forehead through the glasses. Along with the name you could also read the importance of the character.
I.E. “Bob Morgan, alias Bob Kelly, who works undercover for the FBI.” He may need a big forehead, but you get the picture.
Then enter George “George, Bob’s contact and connection to the cartel.”
This way old people will always know who is who and not fall behind in the story line.
When something dramatic happens an explanation runs along the bottom of the screen for those wearing glasses to read.
“The guy that was just shot through the head was Emilio the drug runner who was going to rat out Bob.”
When dialog contains terminology beyond the average old person’s comfort zone the screen will show definitions.
“Mario, put away that piece!” Piece is another word for gun.
“So. Did he toss your salad?” Sexual…You probably don’t want to know.
This new technology would allow old people to keep up with the story line and the characters without disturbing young people.
Yes, this technology may cost a little more, but old people would pay extra and with it, more old people might go to the movies.
That’s my idea; go ahead smart people, make it happen…please.