So, the 22-hour Harry Potter Marathon was apparently a bit of a fail...
Uhhh, so the 22-hour Harry Potter marathon that everyone was excited about, ended up as a big flop and Reddit is not happy.
Reel Cinemas hosted a two-day marathon event last weekend at the Dubai Marina Mall and Rove Downtown, and Potterheads were ecstatic. For Dhs110 per day, die-hard fans were given the chance to re-watch all eight movies back to back (with breaks included), but seems like things didn't go according to plan.
Angry customers, who attented the viewing event, took to Reddit to express how dissapointed they were with the Harry Potter Marathon due to the "trash" movie quality. Yikesss.
One user commented, saying: "The quality of the movies were trash. It wasn’t even 720 P it was barely 480."
Basically, movies viewed on the cinema should at least be shown in 1080 pixels or 720 pixels, the standard quality for a high definition experience. Anything below that, in this case 480P, is considered really bad quality. Imagine watching a choppy YouTube video on the big screen. No thanks.
The lousy quality of the films were the common complaint, but people started to throw shade at Reel even for the previous screenings that they went for.
This was a pretty hilarious exchange:
Reddit wasn't the only platform people were ranting on. Other disappointed customers also took to Instagram to give their most honest review of the movie marathon.
One user, said: "The second day of the event was a disaster, numerous times the DVD had gotten stuck. Really wishing I stayed home and streamed the films in the comfort of my own home. What an embarrassment for you to host and trying to make it up with some free popcorn and drinks. Rove Downtown will not be seeing me again."
Whoops, that's one less repeat customer.