Did you usually go to the cinema when you were a kid? 小时候你经常去电影院吗？
Actually no. Most plots of the films screened in the cinemas were just too complex for a little kid. I could not derive any pleasure from them. Therefore, I would rather stay at home and watch some cartoons, such as Tom and Jerry, than go to the cinema and endure the boring two hours.
Do you usually go to the cinema with your friends? 你经常跟朋友一起去电影院吗？
I used to. Two years ago, before the outbreak of the coronavirus, I went to the cinema with my friends almost every weekend and would never miss any blockbuster. But since January 2020, watching films at such a crowded place has been a luxury. I had better stay at home to avoid being infected.
Do you still enjoy watching the movies you loved as a child? 你现在还喜欢看小时候喜欢的电影吗？
No, I do not think so. My taste for films has changed significantly since I grew up. For example, when I was a little child, Disney movies were my favorite and I could literally be moved to tears by the sufferings the princess or the prince had to go through. But now, their plots are too childish for me and the perpetual happy ending is kind of boring.
Do you prefer watching movies at home or at the cinema? 你更喜欢在家里看电影还是在电影院看电影？
If I have a choice, I would definitely pick the cinema, which is equipped with huge screens and excellent stereos, giving me an immersive experience. By contrast, although watching movies at home is more convenient and cheap, I cannot feel the charm of the film to 100% due to the limitation of the equipment.