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bhskittykatt
01-19-2011, 04:36 PM
Saw "127 Hours" with Hubs the other day. ('Twas a very good movie, though I left the theatre clutching my arm tenderly and feeling a bit queasy. Hubs took great amusement in teasing me about it.)

One thing I could have done without, though, was the woman behind us. Throughout the film, she was constantly barraging her boyfriend(?) with questions of...

"What's happening? What's going on? Why is he doing that? What is that? What is he drinking? Who is that? What's going on?" About every five minutes, throughout the whole freakin' movie!!!

I wanted to turn around, smack her, and tell her, "Why don't you shut up and pay attention, and maybe you'll find out???"

When the guy gets his arm stuck, she asked her BF "Oh my God! How is he going to get it out?" Um....you do know what the whole premise of the movie is, right? You do remember when the story (that the movie is based on) broke and was in the news big time? No? Well, aren't you in for a nice surprise then....:devil:


I really hate people who talk during movies, especially when they have nothing smart to say.

RecoveringKinkoid
01-19-2011, 05:00 PM
I wanted to turn around, smack her, and tell her, "Why don't you shut up and pay attention, and maybe you'll find out???"

.

Next time, do just this. People like this are counting on everyone else being too polite to speak up. Sometimes, polite behavior is overrated. Like in this instance. "We didn't pay twenty bucks to listen to you run your mouth, so shut up!" works pretty well, too.

I wouldn't smack her, though. Well, actually, I would, but I wouldn't do it till I was hit first.

I hate being the only one pissed off.

blas
01-19-2011, 05:07 PM
Oh my God, I HATE people who do that at the movies. Double points if it's because they've been playing on their phones and that's why they can't follow the plot.

Unfortunately, my bf asks all those annoying questions, but it's because of his ADHD. Weirdly enough, mindfuck movies like Shutter Island and Inception keep his attention and he can follow the entire thing, but any old movie, even the most predictable of plots, he can't follow to save his own life.

LillFilly
01-19-2011, 05:40 PM
That drives me nuts; even worse is when it's a guy narrating some action film to his GF because she can't grasp the storyline.

'OMG Brad, why is that guy, like, shooting that other guy!?'
'Because babe, that guy is the psycho criminal mastermind that murdered the cop's son on the carousel at the beginning of the movie...'

DIE PLAY-BY-PLAY MOVIEGOERS, DIIIIIEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!

Barefootgirl
01-19-2011, 05:50 PM
i have been known to turn around/lean forward and say loudly, in my best schoolteacher voice "Will you PLEASE stop talking, we are all trying to watch this film", and it ALWAYS works :D You need a good schoolteacher voice!

zombiequeen
01-19-2011, 06:14 PM
Oh my God, I HATE people who do that at the movies. Double points if it's because they've been playing on their phones and that's why they can't follow the plot.

Unfortunately, my bf asks all those annoying questions, but it's because of his ADHD. Weirdly enough, mindfuck movies like Shutter Island and Inception keep his attention and he can follow the entire thing, but any old movie, even the most predictable of plots, he can't follow to save his own life.

Hubby and I are the same way, especially if one of us knows the story better or like I had to use the bathroom or something like that.
:o
However, we never go to a packed movie, because of this reason.

candyshopgirl
01-19-2011, 06:26 PM
I havent been to a movie theatre in a few years,cause of this very reason. I cant take it. And last time I went to a movie my whole drink got spilled on me by teenage girls rough housing in the lobby. I cant do it. Same reason I cant go to walmart. Too many morons. Or as my hubby calls them unwashed uneducated masses.

Marszenka
01-19-2011, 06:31 PM
My mom is like this, although thankfully not in the movie theater -- just when we're watching at home. The worst is that she always asks questions about stuff that hasn't happened yet! Dude! Just watch the dang movie and you'll find out; I don't KNOW why so-and-so is doing such-and-such!

Obviously it drives me nuts. :P

blas
01-19-2011, 06:33 PM
My mom is terrible about that at home as well.......she doesn't even sit and watch the entire movie or TV show, she cooks or cleans or goes upstairs to go online....then randomly walks into the livingroom and asks Dad what's going on, why is this person dead, wait is that person still alive? Did the baby come yet?

I don't live with them anymore, but on holidays or times where I have to spend a day or two there......ye gads, it's so annoying. If you don't even plan on watching or trying to watch and understand, don't ask questions and annoy everyone.

zombiequeen
01-19-2011, 07:06 PM
My mom is terrible about that at home as well.......she doesn't even sit and watch the entire movie or TV show, she cooks or cleans or goes upstairs to go online....then randomly walks into the livingroom and asks Dad what's going on, why is this person dead, wait is that person still alive? Did the baby come yet?

I don't live with them anymore, but on holidays or times where I have to spend a day or two there......ye gads, it's so annoying. If you don't even plan on watching or trying to watch and understand, don't ask questions and annoy everyone.

THIS this is my mum exactly. And if she misses the ending, OH NOZ!
:rolleyes:
except I still live with my parents. :cry:

PepperElf
01-19-2011, 07:18 PM
bleh.
spoilers in case someone doesn't know what happens in the movie (i went to wiki myself cos... yeah bleh)
(just the thought of self amputation creeps me out. i mean it's one thing to have a doctor do it when you're unconscious but to have to do it yourself... *shudder*)

telecom_goddess
01-19-2011, 07:56 PM
My mother was always saying "what did they say"...and it drove me fucking nuts. My bf does it now too and I just shrug and do an automatic I don't know. Thank god now at least with the dvr I can rewind if I miss something cause he can't just shut up.

ArcticChicken
01-19-2011, 08:58 PM
The worst is that she always asks questions about stuff that hasn't happened yet! Dude! Just watch the dang movie and you'll find out; I don't KNOW why so-and-so is doing such-and-such!

Mine too! Except she does it at the movies, too. So annoying. Mom, seriously, I have no idea. Ask me at the end of the movie if you still don't understand.

Kogarashi
01-20-2011, 02:09 AM
My daughter does this too. Biggest difference? She's four. She kind of has that whole "at that asking-questions-about-everything stage." Still bugs me and I usually have to respond with "What do you think?" just to get her to pay attention instead of asking me why-this and why-that.

Adults doing this, in a theater? Please, for the love of Pete, just hush up and watch. You can ask your questions afterward.

Shalom
01-21-2011, 02:18 PM
Of course, back in the silent movie days, this kind of thing was the norm.

Recent immigrants, who couldn't read English yet, would go to the movies with their kids who'd learned English in school, and every time an intertitle would come up on screen, from all over the theater you'd hear in Yiddish, Italian, Russian and twenty other languages, "WHAT DOES IT SAY!"

Seshat
01-21-2011, 11:25 PM
I have to do that with a lot of movies, TV shows, etc.

But my family and I plan movie/TV watching sessions with me, expect it, and my husband has the remote in hand.

"Honey?"
<press pause>
"Who is that, and blah blah blah?"
<explanation>
"Ah. Thanks."
<press rewind briefly, play>


It really doesn't help that I have LOUSY facial recognition skills. :(

Mytical
01-22-2011, 07:45 AM
I have nothing against teenagers, but they seem the absolute worst with this. Drives me crazy. Half the time though, it isn't about the movie. It's about something else, or on a phone, or something. Just want to drag them out of the theater and see how far they can fly. :(

As for 'what is happening' etc, my dad is bad about that when watching a show. Half the time I have to honestly say "I don't know." That is a bit annoying, but not anywhere near the "Yeah RIGHT." he does. IE I am watching a 'live action' superhero story and they do something humans can't. Or an action show that uses 'convenient plot devices' (like somebody hoping in a random car and being able to take off in it without a key or hotwireing it). Though my whole family is bad about doing the "You are goinna get yourself in trouble!" or "Don't go in there!" etc. :roll: No we don't honestly think they can hear us. :p We also do it ONLY in the privacy of our own home.

Pagan
01-22-2011, 04:55 PM
bleh.
spoilers in case someone doesn't know what happens in the movie (i went to wiki myself cos... yeah bleh)
(just the thought of self amputation creeps me out. i mean it's one thing to have a doctor do it when you're unconscious but to have to do it yourself... *shudder*)

I wouldn't really call that spoilers (I keep hearing it like River Song says it) since it was all over the news. Of course, people don't pay attention to the news anymore, so....

That always cracks me up when people don't know the ending of a movie based on real events. Yes, the bear ate him, the boat sank, the poachers killed her, and they ate the ones killed in the plane crash.

Flying Grype
01-24-2011, 04:53 AM
My mother was always saying "what did they say"...and it drove me fucking nuts.

Aah... that's me. :o I thought it was our ancient crap television that had a bad sound system, but it actually happens with a lot of TVs. Not movies in the theater, that's loud enough that I can't miss anything, but it happens a lot with TV and radio. I should probably get my ears checked.

fireheart
01-24-2011, 04:56 AM
Re the feeling you got after that film: apparaently you weren't the only one.

PepperElf
01-24-2011, 06:28 PM
Of course, back in the silent movie days, this kind of thing was the norm.

Recent immigrants, who couldn't read English yet, would go to the movies with their kids who'd learned English in school, and every time an intertitle would come up on screen, from all over the theater you'd hear in Yiddish, Italian, Russian and twenty other languages, "WHAT DOES IT SAY!"

had something similar happen to me when i was in port louis, maritious for a port visit while on deployment.

during the start of the movie, when all the russian soldiers are talking, the subtitles were in french. so i had no clue what was happening. tho... instead of yelling out, i ... actually i fell asleep. :ashamed: :lol:

blas
01-24-2011, 06:54 PM
Bf and I watched The Count Of Monte Cristo the other night (nothing else was on, I've seen that movie multiple times both in English and French) and I swear, that is one of the easiest movies to understand....not for him, apparently.

jedimaster91
01-25-2011, 09:31 PM
Mr Jedi can be bad about this too. Not at movies in the theater, though. He has trouble hearing conversational tones sometimes so I have to try to remember what the character just said so I can repeat it to him. It gets really annoying when he walks in the middle of a movie/show and starts asking questions about what's going on. He also has a bad habit of playing on the computer while I watch anime and then interrupts every few minutes because he doesn't know what's happening. It drives me nuts. Especially since a lot of the animes I like to watch are mind-screwy in the first place.