Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday Movie -- peevish

This week's theme over at the Bumbles blog are those things that make going out to the movie theater a less than magical experience. I used to count going to the movies as one of my favorite things to do. Sadly, this  is no longer the case. Here are some of the reasons why:
  • Dolts and their cell phones.
  • People hacking up a lung (or two) -- stay home if you're sick. Please.
  • Hard of hearing person in the seat directly behind or in front who has his/her friend repeat every line of dialogue.
  • Seat kickers (there's a special place in hell)
  • Loud talkers who think they are sharing great insights with the world. Eediots!
  • Commercials before the show.
  • It's usually cold. That makes for an uncomfortable 2 hrs if I forget to dress in layers.
Since I'm a bit concerned that the list above makes me seem like a grinch, here are two things I really like about movie theaters:
  • The shared experience. Hearing a bunch of strangers finding the same thing funny or sad.
  • The amazing sound and visual quality in new theaters.
So there you have it...why my movie going has dwindled down to a few times a year.


dkuroiwa said...

You should come here and go to the movie with me....on your 'minus' list, there really isn't any of that you have to deal with....and ir you get cold, you can always request a blanket...yes, a blanket...they have them on a stand as you walk in, all you have to do is take one!!!
What I don't like here though is, when it's a funny movie (and I do mean LOL funny), i'm usually the only one laughing out loud...unless there is another foreigner in the theater!!! oh well....c'est la vie!! ;-)

The Bumbles said...

Awww, I like your two positives - very nice of you to think to include them. That is why we still bother to go!

Kathleen said...

I definitely hate the people that talk to their friends during the movie. That is definitely my number #1 peeve!