The Best Way to Watch Movies: Can Home Viewing Really Ruin a Blockbuster?

It started, as so many things do these days, with a tweet.

Over the weekend, IndieWire’s own Anne Thompson took to social media to share a recent interaction regarding the consumption of Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic, “Dune,” which finally arrived in both domestic theaters and streaming on HBO Max after a year of pandemic-pushed delays.

Thompson tweeted, “A friend of mine admitted he stopped watching Dune on @hbomax after 90 minutes and I lost it.

That’s only one part of what’s wrong with watching a $165-million space epic shot in IMAX with Dolby sound at home.

You have to be immersed in something from start to finish.”Inevitably, the tweet set off a firestorm of reactions, from those who agreed with the sentiment to those who very much did not.

Villeneuve has been one of the most vocal proponents of seeing the film in theaters, and the

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