WARNING: Depending on your age, this will probably make you ache for your childhood.
I want to say that the act of going to the store was a good reason to browse and see what they have, but seeing as things like Netflix tends to have twice as much as your average Blockbuster store AND there’s no chance of them not running out of “copies,” there’s really no reason to go to them anymore, unfortunately. It’s pretty remarkable how thoroughly obsolete the “video store” has become, thanks to technology.
Additionally, like the video points out, you could chat with the video store clerk(s)…if you were unsure about a movie, that’s about the best you could get, aside from talking to friends who likely already saw the movie, and desperately wanted to dish about it with you, but still keep from spoiling it. These days, if anyone’s curious about a show or movie, they just have to plunk a few words into another search engine, and get (most likely) the first batch of people who hated it badly enough and needed to voice their opinion the fastest. Which undoubtedly sways peoples’ opinions before they have time to formulate one for themselves.
Well…hopefully, the current generation of parents can warn the newer generations of kids about what to look for and what not to look for on the internet…and maybe…JUST maybe…newer kids can use the internet for good…like, to help them find other like-minded people with which to spend time with in person. That’d be nice, :-)
Here in México we have Blockbuster movie theaters, and still 2 or 3 blockbuster video centers
I used to work at a video store. The reality is a vending machine dishing out DVDs COULD have happened years earlier if someone like Blockbuster had been on the ball. They deserved to go under for charging too much per video to begin with. Today’s kids may not be able to browse a videostore and understand the world of VHS, but they still have to deal with the world of digital, where native resolutions may not be 1080p and latency caused skips, jumps, and nothing. Oh, and Netflix still doesn’t have everything. Even without videostores it’s not perfect out there in the high tech age.
We still have a video store.
I like to go there, but every time I suggest it my husbands like.Whats the point.
I like it, its like an adventure, wondering down the isles to see what is there,
talking to people.
Plus with a timeline. I acttualy watch the movie.
when I can watch it whenever, I never seem to sit down and actually watch it.