by Uptin Saiidi
Even 3D can’t always provide enough stimulants for today’s movie-goer, so “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World,” comes out in 4D. The film stars Jessica Alba who plays a retired spy called back into action and with the help of her stepchildren try to stop the evil Timekeeper from taking over the world... and you'll be able to smell their adventure every step of the way.
The fourth dimension is smell-tastic thanks to the movie's "Aroma-Scope," a technology that'll allow you to pick up on various scents corresponding with specific scenes in the movie. (No dirty diapers, please!) Although smell-o-vision isn't standard practice, here are five movies we wish we could have smelled while they were in theaters. Hey, it might not be too late?
From the opening kitchen scene with the freshly delivered batch of pizzas, we’d be able to more accurately sympathize with Kevin when he pushes Buzz causing drinks to spill all over the kitchen and the family to break into chaos. After all, how could they have not ordered him a plain cheese? Later, in his plan to fend off the holiday robbers, we’d take a whiff of the macaroni & cheese right as the clock struck 6:30, where he doesn’t even take one bite!
I think being treated to the delightful smells of Remy’s recipes inside Gusteau's would totally outweigh the scenes where the rats are living in the attic.
We know the smell of the sea, but what about just the smell of under the sea? 71% of the earth’s surface is covered by water … if only we knew what it smelt like.
Although the film has been credited to going to new heights image-wise, what does the moon Pandora actually smell like? James Cameron would totally have a new challenge to deal with and probably find some way to make it smell amazing.
“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”
We’d enjoy every scene from Augustus getting stuck in the chocolate tunnel to even the smell of detergent as Charlie’s mom swishes around the laundry in a vat of boiling water singing in hope that he cheers up.
I think theaters should encourage Hollywood to make more smell-tastic movies. Not only would it boost food and drink sales, but make the movie-going experience so enjoyable. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!
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