Yesterday when buying some cinema tickets I got this kind of redirect screen, which I have seen other times before (specially when trying to reserve seats in a theater):
Leaving aside what could be the reasons for it, it has always bugged me if this is a correct UX pattern:
1 . User arrives to screen
2a . User is redirected somewhere else
2b . User is not redirected and needs to click the link
There are several situations I have encontered before:
The page redirects "too fast" and I can't read what it says. On one side the aim is to show this screen as less time as possible but at the same time the experience is very weird and might look shady (as if this screen was related to some virus or spam).
The page doesn't redirect that fast. If I am supposed to wait those 30 seconds why does the button appear before the time passed?
The page doesn't redirect at all. To me, although it is the less efficient mean, this looks like the clearest and most user-friendly one, as the user has the control.
What would be a good pattern for such a screen?