I have never been big fan of going to the movies, maybe when I was little, but not since then. Last summer I had the opportunity to go to several free screenings, and I only went since it was free. I like movies as much as the next person, but now there are so many others ways of seeing movies, I think going to the theater is waste. I cannot think of one movie where I thought, “I have to see this as soon as it comes out!!!”
The main reason I loathe going to the movies is People. Yes, People. I cannot stand people. People for the most part have no regard for others in a public space. Why should they stop talking on their cell phone, their phone call is important! I can put up with lots of things, even obnoxious people but it gets old.
Last summer I had a screening to MoneyBall. The movie was enjoyable, but the ambiance was not. Everyone in the theater was loud, and extremely annoying. Making comments about the movie, voicing their opinions on how the character made the wrong decision….SHUT THE FUCK UP. I’m watching the same movie as you, I can see what is going on, I am composed. You are not…RELAX, it’s just a movie.
I proceeded to turn around and let them know I was disappointed in their actions. Since they have no regard for others they proceeded to be FUCKS throughout the whole movie. I couldn’t win. Just as the movie was winding down…they did the unthinkable…they clapped!
DO NOT FUCKING CLAP FOR A MOVIE.
This is probably my number one pet peeve, and the reason why I hate the movies. I have encountered this far too often. Why are you clapping? There wasn’t someone giving a speech! It was a movie!
My most recent experience was being dragged to the Hunger Games by a friend. I had no clue the movie was targeted to middle schoolers, until I stepped in theater. We ended up being engulfed by pre-teens and freshman alike. Throughout the whole movie I had to hear giggles, snickers and texts messages. It was an awful two hours. The movie wasn’t even that good.
People need to have some respect for others, particularly in a setting like a movie theater.
If you go to the movies and see someone is being an asshole, you have a right to let them know.