January 2nd, 2006


Brokeback Mountain

I took my daughter and my grand-daughter to see Brokeback Mountain. All of the reviews were great and we figured it was a sure winner. Well, what they don't point out is that the characters mumble during 90% of the movie and I'm hard of hearing so I missed most of what they said. It was a shame too, because I'm sure I missed some points that needed to be focused on. We all had a hard time hearing them and wondered if it had to do with the fact that all the theaters that are playing this movie are old and don't have surround sound. It's too bad. I would have liked to see it with close caption if nothing else so I wouldn't have felt so lost. We were fairly disappointed and when the end came, weren't as heartbroken as we should have been because we couldn't get into the men's characters as much as we would have liked to. I'm sure the critics aren't wrong, but for us, it was a let-down because of the sound. *sigh*

Did anyone else see it and love it?

Hugs, Patt

More about Brokeback Mountain

In the first post, I said that because of the sound loss, it wasn't as moving to me but I don't want anyone to think it's not a good movie. I just couldn't hear it. A friend said go and see it again, but I won't because it will still have crappy sound, plus someone else told me that Heath Ledger mumbles in his other movies. Not a good thing for a hard of hearing person to look for in an actor. :( I think what I might do is read the original story and go from there. I have a feeling in my case the story itself would be much better and would touch me more. I was very disappointed after I saw this movie, but not because of the movie itself. Just because I couldn't hear it. I'm sure no one else had that same problem.

Did anyone else see it and have troubles hearing like I did? I'm going to wait and see it on DVD and hope for subtitles.

And isn't it a pisser that this movie is only playing in older theaters having to do with artsy fartsy films? They have shitty sound systems and it's no wonder people can't hear what they say.