Those who are close to me knows that I’m quite a movie and a drama addict. I spent most of my leisure time glued in front of the PC streaming latest online dramas or in the cinemas catching up on new movies.
They are simply irresitible. How can they not be? The stories are not only riveting but the heroes are eye-candies as well. Some friends lectured me for my drama addictions and tendency to binge watching and movie marathon-ing but then again, what do they know? Watching dramas has always been my secret way to escape my stressful and depressing world a little. Sure, I may become emotionally invested in some dramas and get upset when they ended tragically at times, but they provided me joyful escapism nevertheless. Those dramas and movies that I watched transported me to another world for a little while, and distorted as it may sound to you, such escapism makes me feel really happy. You know, life can be so hard sometimes. And there are times I feel so miserable to the point that even smiling is really difficult, what more coercing a laughter out of me.
Dramas and movies has long became my way of escaping reality for a little while. They saved me from constantly feeling jaded and stopped me from sinking further into depression.
Anyway, speaking of watching movies and dramas to escape reality, I recently took my escapism to an entirely different level at Bona Cinemas in SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting. You see, Bona Cinemas at SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting has recently announced that they’ve added IMAX and Gold Class with D-BOX halls to its gilded cineplex and I decided to go for a little movie marathon to enjoy the latest movie in these awesome settings with the best of technology.
The movies of choice; the newly released Aquaman and Mortal Engine. I decided to experience Aquaman in IMAX while the Mortal Engines in Gold Class with DBox.
I have to apologize if you’re expecting some spoilers or tidbits from the two movies as I won’t be reviewing about them here in this post. I’ll be telling you what I think of these two movies in other posts. What I want to share with you is the actual movie-watching experience at Bona Cinemas SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting.
Watching movies in IMAX equipped hall is really engaging. IMAX technology, derived from the words Image Maximum, is widely considered the gold standard in motion picture immersion, able to capture images of greater size and resolution to bring even the smallest of details and sounds to life with a visceral punch. If you’re to ask me how it’s like to watch movies in IMAX, I will have to say IMAX draws you into something as close to reality as you have ever experienced. I was informed that at IMAX equipped halls, two projectors run simultaneously to provide the perfect image with a balance of warmth and sharpness. My movie watching experience in IMAX includes immensely real explosion. Even whispers from the movies seems to come over my shoulder. The rumbling bass can be felt instead of heard. Every note of the soundtrack and every drop of pin seems to be clearer in IMAX. It really feels as if the cinema has been fully customized for an optimal experience.
Equally impressive is the cinema’s Gold Class with D-BOX hall that seats up to 48 viewers.
A first in the Malaysian market, Bona Cinemas has combined the luxurious pleasure of Gold Class VIP seats with the dynamic D-BOX technology.
Each seat at the Gold Class hall with D-BOX is equipped with the D-BOX patented motion system with four levels of intensity control, which swivels and tilts on a two-axis configuration to truly bring the viewer into the thick of the action. Combined with the latest Dolby Atmos audio system that wraps the audience with three-dimensional sound, the entire movie watching experience made me feel as if I am part of the scene – along for the ride in thrilling chase sequences and feeling the weight of every single impact, whether physical or emotional.
My movie marathon had never been more satisfying than watching the movies in IMAX and Gold Class in D-Box at Bona Cinemas. If I were to describe my overall experience, I must say that I went to another universe through those two halls. In my humble opinion, there is no better gateway into cinematic perfection in Malaysia than at Bona Cinemas in Resorts World Genting.
Bona Cinemas is located on Level 1 of SkyAvenue mall in Resorts World Genting. The cinema has a total of six halls, covering 38,848 square feet. All halls are equipped with the latest Dolby Atmos sound system for maximum cinematic immersion, and a wide variety of snacks are available at the concession stand.
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