Update August 2006: A revised Movies@ site has now been launched. It’s still far from perfect, but it is a huge improvement on the original eyesore. I wish I had taken some screen shots, but you really had to browse the original version to truly experience the horror! 🙂
I have not got around to visiting the new multiplex cinema at the swanky Dundrum shopping centre yet. Having read about BlÃºire’s recent experience, I may not be missing out on much. I will of course give them the benefit of the doubt and wait until I see a film there myself before passing judgement.
However, I have already experienced the Movies at Dundrum website. The mere mention of it is enough to send a shiver down my spine! I realise that as you sit reading this post on this tragic pink barbie-on-speed website, the words pot, kettle and black may be entering your head! 🙂 Web site design and usability are extremely subjective areas. Each to their own is my motto. I actually very rarely slag off websites. Others are constantly pointing out so called horrendous websites to me and I’m usually the one saying that it could be a lot worse. I think I will be using the Movies @ Dundrum site in future to illustrate how much worse. Look at the state of it! 🙁
I could build a very long list of what is wrong with this site but I don’t like to descend to that level and it would probably take me a while to compose my thoughts! Besides, I think that it really does speak for itself. Apart from the aesthetics and amateur appearance, more seriously, this site shows that having a website can sometimes do more harm than good. I understand that the facility to book online will be available shortly, but as far as the current site goes, I think that even an under construction page would be more beneficial and less damaging to their image. Whatever about “redefining cinemas“, Movies @ Dundrum need to look at rethinking their website.