Sorry, been a tad lazy on blog posting lately. Ah well, you know, weather, activities and oh yeah, that thing called work!
Really, I’m prompted to write this as a rant, the same rant I have after every trip to the movies these days.
Went to see A Christmas Story at IMAX in 3D – very good experience and the 3D was cool. Tonight I went to see 2012 at Showcase. So I went for the special effects. They were good, but the movie was too long and kind of “same old, same old”. Seen a disaster movie once, it was like seeing them all rolled up into one movie.
But that is not what the rant is about – Hollywood would be a really long topic! No, what got my goat tonight were all the darn cellphones. Grrr, can’t you kids turn them off for 2 hours?? The kid in front kept turning his on and texting – nice bright glare in my eye buddy! Kicked his seat a few times – oops.
Then the theatre is only half full and a bunch of teenage girls have to sit right next to me. So then they start talking and the cellphones come out. Ask them if they can turn the cellphones off – “Shut Up”. No really girls, can you just put them away “SHUT UP”. Grrrr where are the old-time ushers?
Maybe that is why the theatre is so empty – people who actually want to see the movie – and be immersed in the whole experience – get peed off by all the ignorant idiots who also go!
I’m pretty sure the kid in front and girl next to me were texting each other – go get some popcorn and leave us be!
What to do? Couple of weeks with real bouncers working in the theatre would have an impact I think. Turn on the cell or cause other distraction and out of the complex you go. Kind of need to deploy a surge tactic with high impact enforcement and visibility for a month or so and then you could tone it down as people get the idea.
As for too long movies (2012 and Dark Knight) well that means that I just won’t go for the new releases and wait until I can stream it!
Actually, went to Best Buy over the weekend and sat in one of their demo rooms. NICE!! $5000 and you too can get a home movie theatre set up that really kicks butt! That, I think, will be the final answer I go for. Might take a while to get there, but will be so worth it….