*Just a side note, my local Cineworld has been making changes recently, so as well as 4D, they also have some screens with fabulous reclining chairs that make you feel like you could be sat in your living room.
Anyway, I went in for the 4DX screening and I was immediately struck by how big and plush the seats looked. I must say that I definitely wasn't disappointed; however unlike the reclining chairs in the other screens, it soon became apparent that this was going to be nothing like my living room.
The 3D was what you'd expect, but even though I knew what the 4D was going in to it, it still came as a shock when my chair started moving. But the real surprise came when the rain started on screen and all of a sudden I was getting rained on and then the wind picked up. I don't know what I expected when I read the description of 4D, but what I got was a crazy ride that even included the feeling of rubble falling at my feet. It was really exciting being thrown around and exposed to the elements, although if you decide to go, I would definitely recommend a cardigan or jacket of some sort. I was pretty cold by the end of it since the rain and wind were general coming at the same time, leaving me feeling like I was actually outside.
Overall it was an enjoyable experience, but I did feel that to some extent it distracted me from the film, so I will probably need to go see it again to fully appreciate it, but without the added extras next time. I have a Cineworld Unlimited card (which I would highly recommend to anyone who loves films) so I only had pay the upgrade costs, but without it the 4DX would be fairly expensive, so you'd have to decide for yourself whether you think it's worth it or not.
So, in short, I really enjoyed the experience. It was fun and a bit of something different, but for the most part I think I'll be sticking to normal 2D, 3D, or IMAX.