the one thing i hate about going to see horror movies...
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as i'm sure all of you do, i love going to the movies. popcorn, cola, big screen, good sound quality, its all sweet. the one thing i really REALLY hate about going to the movies is standing in line with idiots.
i went and saw "Saw" on saturday (leave me alone, only just got released in Aus ok) and got to stand behind 6 people, 3 sets of boyfriends and girlfriends. not fussed about this, just chillin, nibbling at my popcorn, waiting to go in. then they start talking really loudly about their "horror movie veiwing." i dont know about you guys in the US but our posters for Saw has "best thriller/suspense (whatever) movies since Se7en" on it as one of the blurbs. one of the girls notices this and this is when the conversation got really freaking annoying. "oh hay look, they recon its the best movie since Se7en" "what movies that" "you know that movie we watched with brad pitt in it" "that one we watched last night" "yeah that one" "what was the ending like i fell asleep, it was so boring"
well i nearly choked on my popcorn. i love Se7en, and it is a freaking tops movie, and these weiners have some to see a movie of similar type the night after sleeping through it.
then the boyfriends start throwing all these little lines back and forth about all their "gory horrible movies" they have to impress their girlfriends. you know "hellraiser" "friday the 13th" "nightmare one elm street" and "TCM." half the stuff they talked about in the movie was pretty off the mark, i wanted to correct them, but i helld my tounge (i bet C-Dic and Evil Dead and probibly Backfire all have trouble not lecturing people in the cinema too).
during the movie, i ended up sitting infront of these weiners, listening to the girls go "oh my god, hes going to cut his foot off" "oh my god, he got his throat cut" "oh my god hes going to get shot" all thought it.
then when i was leaving, i heard all these gung-ho gore lover boyfriends talking about "how grossed out they were" by the movie and how "they shouldn't be allowed to put this kind of stuff in movies"
i dunno about you but i was ready to smack them up side the head with my empty popcorn box at this stage, gave them a horribly nasty look and left.
do any of you guys get these big noting morons in your theaters? do they talk all through your movies, ruining all chances of suspence and tension? do you? i ****ing hope not
I had to deal with idiots like that when I went to go see The Exorsict: Begining. I was about ready to choke this one guy to death, I'm not kidding all through the movie he was talking about what he would do if all of that stuff happend to him. On the way out I pushed him into a wall.
There have been a handful of Midnight showings where my tolerance for stupidity has been tested, notably those for "LOTR:ROTK" and "Star Wars: Episode 2". There's a gaggle of bullheaded wankers in every crowd, looking to flex their movie knowledge muscle. Don't do it around me, because I'll pee on you. Fair enough?
As for people actually interfering in my movies, I've been fortunate. I go during the day anyway.
During Terminator 3 I had freakin' Ebert and Roeper behind me.
when i went to Kill Bill Vol 1 i was one of those morons with my mate (talking and laughing) but we were the only ones there so it dosn't matter i suppose
If these losers are with their girlfriends they aren't going to do anything if you turn around and yell at them to STFU!
non-issue with me. I simply don't go to the theater..........like, ever. Here's why...
- annoying kids talking through the flick
- people making you get up so they can go empty their child size bladder during the middle of a film.
- listening to my wife, "who's doing what now? I'm not following"....which causes me to miss parts of the film. It's like explaining algebra to a rock.
- I'm a chain smoker.......no smoking in theaters......
- I have a better time watching a film in the comfort of my own home. I can eat what I want...when I want........smoke when I want......pause the dvd to tell my wife she's stupid and explain the plot to her.....etc........and no kids acting like asshats.
It's been over a year since I've been to the theater......the last movies I saw at the theater are:
- Matrix Revolutions (had to see the resolution to the Reloaded cliff hanger)
- Freddy v/s Jason (come on...couldn't wait for this one on dvd)
- Matrix Reloaded (first one was good.....)
all more than a year ago........the last movie before those I saw at a theater was probably Star Wars Ep. 2............in which I thoroughly loved listening to the grown man behind me explaining to his four year old son how the plot related to the previous 4 movies which he had never seen before. "when Obi Wan told Anakin he would be the death of him, it was foreshadowing in Star Wars when Darth Vader, that's who Anakin becomes when he turns bad, kills Obi Wan in the final duel........that's why it's so hilarious........now you see the comedic value in that my 4 year old child".
.......man I loathe the theater.
Good reasoning, Evil Dead! Also, if you're trying to hook up with someone you are not on a "second stage."
Only reason I ever go to the cinema is for dates.
Any movies that seem good, I get my cousin to download (hes got faster net) and then if they are GREAT i got to the pictures.
i like to go to the cinema when there is hardy anyone there...theres always some *** making stupid noises and have no interest in the film what so eva....american audiense seem crazy though! no offense..
i bought an illegal dvd copy of alien vs predator :ninja
a guy is recording it in the cinema in usa)
and the audieces are talking and laughin most the way through it...some one was shouting 'go predator!!! or 'predator rules'!! and laughing at the slightest thing.....id love to be in that atmosphere but i bet i would get annoyed after a while...in the uk most people in the cinema never get to excited...just the odd person
American cinemas are the worst sometimes. Like when I went to see The Incredibles and these two kids kept talking so I yelled and told them to shutup.
When I saw City of the Living Dead, there were 3 guys who had to talk during the whole movie.. it was so annoying.. And all they could say was: "Oh my god its just like in Braindead and Bad Tasste" (I bet they didn't even know those films befor Lord of the Rings). And then they kept laughin at the wrong moments and they yelled Awesome.
Why the hell do people have to show how big their balls are at the movies? Do they think that just because its a horror movie they are allowed to talk?
When I saw Spider-Man 2 there was these extremely annoying girls probably in the 10 to 14 range. The giggled loudly throughout the whole movie and during the during the train scene one of the evil turds yelped and then they giggled even louder which ruined a very cool action scene for me. I was about six rows behind them and I was thinking about throwing my soda at them but thought better of it.
i really wanted to punch this chick who was sitting behind me. fcuk equal rights, i spent $17 on my ticket and popcorn
I always try to make the Matinee on Saturdays so I'm the only one in the theater
I didn't even see The Incredibles 'cause I was able to foresee all the kids in the theater (all who saw it already) yelling out what's gonna happen next. I'm waiting for the DVD.
Some people get testy at theaters though. I laughed when Anikan got his arm cut off and people all turned to look at me.
Oh, when I went to see the village, I put my stuff in my seat and went to get pocorn, I come back, my stuff is moved and there are 3 goth girls and guy, so I called them Muff diving dykes and to get otu of my seat, and they did
yeah i was laughing in Saw when things happen and people were staring at me, especially the girls and boyfriends who thought that it was a duisgusting movie. **** em if they cant see that not everything is serious they shouldn't be at a horror movie
I'm surprised nobody's mentioned that ever-growing segment of the movie-going population who not only leave their ringers on, but answer and converse LOUDLY during the movie. That's high on my list.
Also up there are these trailer- or ghetto-trash parents who bring their infants/toddlers/small children to R-rated movies. The kids invariably talk, yell, cry, run around, and generally make a nuisance of themselves.
In the town where I grew up, an enlightened theater chain began a policy that would not allow parents to bring children under a certain age (six, I think) into PG-13 or R-rated movies starting after 6PM. I'm not a bit surprised that this isn't a more widely practiced policy, as most theaters couldn't bear the loss of $50 or so by turning away such a client.
I hate kids who bring laser pointers to the movies
so was the popcorn good.....
i hate how a SMALL popcorn cost $4.00... what a rip off...
SAW was different! liked the little clown guy on his tricycle
I usually bring candy there, and only buy nacho's and a soda
where i went you buy a mediem popcorn and regular coke for bout $6.40 ($3.20ish US), the drink was that "powdered add water stuff" which was weak, but the popcorn was decent, lasted about half hour, which was pretty good.
and yeah, i make sure my mobile phones not on, not even silent, they're still annoying as **** going off. have you seen people throwing popcorn and shit at the screen. i want to hurt them
Yup I can all be dead annoying sometimes and it makes me sick, but one thing I really hate is stupit girls SCREAMING!!!! all the time, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA OMG did he kill him? AAAAAAAAAAAAAA NO DON'T DO THAT AAAAAAAAAAAAaaaa, the whole movie.....
I went to see Freddy vs Jason...........this white trash dick had his pre-school daughter with him (1 pm showing)..........
yeah.......foul language, sex, nudity, dismemberment..........it's a wonder the movie wasn't rated G.
I haven't had any problems, I normally go to the cinema on a wednesday and thursday when there isn't a lot of people.
I have heard people in a queue line talking about films and when they mention something which isn't right I want to correct them but don't lol.
Normally lucky, went to see Dawn of the Dead remake and there were a bunch of people at the preview screening who started talking to me about the movie and Romero's movies, and they knew what they were talking about.
the prices at cinemas are incredibly high....i heard that the popcorn and drinks only cost a few pence to make...but they sell it to the public for about 3-4 pounds!
Thats because most cinemas only make money on the food and drinks because the movies cost so much to hire
Have you ever considered decaffe? I work in an art centre which also doubles as a cinema, I hate most multiplex cinemas for the reasons metioned in this thread but the place where I work is a good place to watch a film for several reasons: 1) The screens are fully licenced so you can take alchohol in. 2) There are very rarely any kids in the building. 3) It shows all kinds of classic, including some decnt horror like Halloween, Texas Chainsaw (original) and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. 4) Its a very nice building, not a dirty shithole like most comercial cinemas. - Thats all I can think of right now, but art house cinemas are definately the way forward.
I wish we had that kind of cinema whare I live
I've never seen any of the great horrors from the 80's on the big screen, they mostly just show stupit stuff, like cheap ass vin dieasel action shit and stuff like that, and everutime they show a big picture like, LOTR or Troy aso, it costs 15$ for 1 ticket
its about that here, i went in with concesion and got a cheap ticket. it costs around $20 for a ticket and popcorn in Aus. and we dont have many arthouse cinemas (well i've not been able to find them)
I never bother buying concessions at the cinema. I either eat before I go, or just slip something in. In all honesty, I don't eat there out of respect for the other movie lovers. If only all cinema snacks were in PLASTIC baggies, even popcorn, it would be so much quieter.
there is mcdonalds right outside the cinema where i go..i normally go there for somethin to eat...and sneak the food into the cinema
yeah, i normally take something. but popcorn is the ultimate movie snack really, with a cola, pure brilliance. completes the movie going experiance for me
ypu that right slipknot, 85 Danish Kroner, = 15$ US dollars
I have issued 2 STFU's in the past year and never hesitate to use it, I am a decent size guy and when you tell three 13 year old girls to Shut The F%&# Up in a loud voice that half the theater hears (as happened at The Village) It makes me feel like a real big man
I hate kids
yeah. i dunno, these kids were those annoying little "emo" kids, you know, checkerd shirt over black tee with funny looking cardiagan over the whole lot, baggy pants with big shoes, those small rectangle glasses with oddly shaped facial hair. i had a pretty good feeling if i told them to shut the **** up they'd have simply got cocky and talked louder. **** it, they need a cinema bouncer who can eject people by force when they see them disturbing the other peoples movie vewing experiance
I just throw things at them till they shut the hell up.
Hey! I have rectangle glasses! but not small small. Leave the glasses out of it...
If someone is talking in the cinema when I am there, someone else in the cinema usually shouts out, happened in the first Lord of the Rings screening, someone woman shouted at two girls and everyone turned and looked at them, they soon shut up, ha ha. Morons.
I went to signs and some stupid chicks behind me were screaming there head off. Man, I wanted to kill um.
some cinemas need the big burly bouncers in each theatre. i've said this but i think it'd work a char. you talk and shout or throw shit and act like a fool, your out
either that or you everyone in the audience $5
Man...that's a vitual I wish hadn't happend jsut now.
Smashing idea. Where do I sign up?!
I saw it in "Intermission", and thought it was the ultimate form of humiliation.
I wouldn't even pay that if the stars themselves showed up to perform the movie on stage.
its exspensive, thats why i rarely go, but it is still a great exsperiance when i go (most of the time)
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