Film Threat is returning to Ant-Man and the Wasp to talk about a truly unique experience in film viewing. We’ve already reviewed the film and talked about it at length on the Film Threat Podcast. While Ant-Man and the Wasp took us into the quantum realm, Regal 4DX Real D 3D takes audiences into the fourth dimension!!!
Fans of theme parks will be familiar with the 4DX gimmick. It’s a way to build a rollercoaster without all that track mucking things up. You basically sit in a set of roughly four connected chair and the first person POV of the roller coaster is projected in front of you. The seats then pitch and yaw in sync with the film.
Now add what Disney Theme Parks did with It’s Tough to Be a Bug and Honey, I Shrunk The Audience and its water squirts to the face, on-demand odd smells, whips to the feet and a jab to the back. As gimmicky as this stuff sounds, it does add awesomeness and value to the action film experiences.
Through Regal theaters, 4DX is available in a small number of cities including New York, Washington DC, Seattle, Orlando, and Los Angeles were Film Threat writers saw Ant-Man and the Wasp at L.A. LIVE. Tickets run $29 with $17 matinee pricing.
“…does add awesomeness and value to the action film experiences.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp comments and highlights:
The car and motorcycle chase through the streets of San Francisco is cool, but bumpy and close to jarring. You’re not treated with kid gloves. It is highly recommended that you completely empty your bladder before the film starts. Also, be sure all drinks have secure lids.
Best rollercoaster experience comes during the Hank Pym’s journey to the Quantum realm.
Accompanying fight sequences are a few good jabs to the back from the seat.
You will get wet and you will need to wipe your 3-D glasses.
We swear there was a pungent stick when Luis (Michael Peña) is injected with “truth serum.”
Ant-Man and the Wasp 4DX Experience (2018) Directed by Peyton Reed. Written by Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrari. Starring Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Hannah John-Kamen, Michael Peña, T.I., David Dastmalchian, Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park.
9 out of 10 stars