SPINOFF: If a movie is bad, do you turn it off or keep watching?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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6048 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Haha .. sometimes I watch, mostly I look up on wiki to see how it ends then shut it off.  I do the same thing with terrible books, I’ll read the last chapter and be done with it. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@iarebridezilla:  When I’m in the theatre, it’d take a lot to make me walk out.  I keep waiting for something to happen (hence my prior WofW-street post).  If it’s something on TV and it doesn’t catch me, I’ll change it after 5 minutes. 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@iarebridezilla:  I will never walk out on a movie I am seeing in a theater because I paid good money to see the movie, whether its a pile of crap or not. At home I tend to watch it all the way through id I’m by myself. DH will check out if its too horrible so then we end up turning it off.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

If I can’t get into a movie within the first five minutes, I turn it off.  I don’t see something in the theater unless I know I’m going to like it.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@iarebridezilla:  I turn it off if it’s frustrating or boring me… or I leave the room and do something else. Life is too short and I find it difficult to sit through a movie that isn’t grabbing my attention.

My fiance will watch literally anything and enjoy it, so left to his own devices he would watch every movie to the end, and I feel bad depriving him of that, so if we’re watching it together, unless I find it actively offensive or something, I just let him finish it and go amuse myself elsewhere.

As you can imagine, I see very few movies in theater for this reason… I have to be pretty close to certain that I’m going to enjoy it before I make the commitment.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If it’s a movie my FI and I are watching on tv, if he loves it and I hate it I just go watch TV in our room. But if we both hate it we change it, I hate wasting my time on bullshit movies and tv shows. As for at movie theatres, we do have a habit of staying through a not so great movie because of the costs of going to the movies in the first place, FI and I are extremely frugal lol 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@iarebridezilla:  We turn it off. We did it the other night in fact started watchin The Counselor with Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz and it was the weirdest stupidest movie we had ever seen! When Cameron Diaz started having sex with a car it was time to trun it off… 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@iarebridezilla:  I stick that shit out to the bitter end, even if it means just falling asleep on the couch!  In the movie theater I don’t think I’d leave… at least until I’m done with my over-priced popcorn and extremely expensive beverage.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

At home I will turn it off and I’ve left maybe two movies at the theaters before. One was She’s the Man and I can’t remember what the other was.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve never walked out of a movie theater, but I have fallen asleep.  If we rent a movie I will watch it the whole way through.  I watch a bunch of movies online through Comcast’s website when I’m home during the day, if something looks interesting I’ll start it.  If it isn’t interesting in 20 minutes I’ll just turn it off.

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