When I watch a good movie…

Omar Abou El-khir
2 min readFeb 6, 2015

I watch a movie every now and then, but when I finish watching a “good” one, I usually say to myself, “WOW! that was amazing!”.

And my definition for “good” is, a movie that challenges me about understanding its story. A movie that involves time: future-present-past, reality & dreaming, imagination & a little of science fiction, open ends & unexpected surprises. A movie that has “Aha!” moments.

But when I watch that type of movies, I experience a group of feelings…

The difference between reality & movie fades away

While watching, I hardly feel or remember reality. Sometimes I feel that I’m the main character and I feel bad when things get bad.

Screen boundaries disappear

Specially if lights are low and screen is big enough to let me dive in.

It’s like half-sleeping or dreaming