I’ve been wanting to see the “Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” since it came out, but before seeing it, I want to see the “The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe” movie that came out last year first. So I went online to Netflix to see if I could legitimately download it or watch a stream of the movie. I was pretty excited about the prospect because my husband, lately, has been watching streams of the TV show “Dexter” and in the past few months streaming Netflix has improved A LOT so it, now, looks pretty decent on our main TV. Sadly, “The Chronicles of Narnia” movie was not available for download or streaming via Netflix. So I tried Apple’s iTunes and was denied again. Feeling desperate, I went to two local Blockbusters and none were available for rental and there was only one copy available for purchase for $20. Feeling even more desperate, I went to my local Target. I did find the movie, it was $12, but it was fullscreen. Who the heck buys movies in “fullscreen” format? AUGHHHHHHHH!!! By the end of this adventure I was feeling the need to turn to other means to see this movie since nobody was making it easy for me to enjoy this movie legitimately. However, my morals and fear of malicious code held me back from plundering the movie at Pirate’s Bay. In short, the lack of instant gratification has held back dollars from me for “The Lion, The Witch, and Wardrobe” and “Prince Caspian.” What is Hollywood thinking?!
I’m not the only one who has noticed this. Imagine the pleasure I felt to have my feelings validated by this editorial from CNET.
Fear not, though! According to the engineering and management job openings in Orange County and LA, Hollywood has taken notice and they are gearing up for Internet distribution. I can’t wait!