Post # 17
@iarebridezilla: Ugh! Can we ban the human centipede from ever coming up again? I’ve never seen it and something like that I would walk out on for sure. Just reading about it was bad enough and I flipped out on Darling Husband when we were watching a South Park episode parodied it – he had aleady seen it and knows that the thought makes me feel sick.
It takes quite a bit for me to walk out in a theatre. I did it once when a friend and I got 2 movies mixed up with similar titles and had 0 interest after 10 minutes. I have fallen asleep before.
At home, I’m much more likely to stop watching. There are tons of movies I have seen parts of. Some because I was out with other people and had to leave, but more just because I caught a movie between more interesting shows, or something else more interesting was going on.
Post # 18
@iarebridezilla: Oddly enough, I can watch almost any TV show and be okay with it even if it isn’t my cup of tea.
There’s something about the style/length of episodes or… I don’t know, I guess it makes more sense to me to make the effort to get involved with characters if I know they’re going to be around for multiples seasons, than for a movie where even if I LOVE them, it’s going to be over in an hour and a half, so why even bother? I will watch sitcomes/dramas/miniseries/reality TV, but I have to really, really be sure a movie is going to be great before I’ll even start it.
Post # 19
@iarebridezilla: I hear ya! The fact of the matter is you paid to see that shit through, and you are NO quitter!
Post # 20
Off it goes or out I goes 🙂 … And I second never bringing up that centepede movie! lol
Post # 21
@megz06: right?? How the hell are you supposed to commit to marriage for a lifetime if you can’t even commit to a movie!!
Post # 22
I watch it till the end only if.
1. My Fiance likes it
2. Johhny Depp is in the movie
3. I really like what I am eating while watching it and need and excuse to keep eating lol
Post # 23
@iarebridezilla: I hear ya about A Place Beyond the Pines… but I did watch the whole thing.
If within the first 10 minutes I realize I really don’t like the movie, I will stop watching, but that’s only happened a few times ever. DH and I went to see Year 1 back when we were in university, and with 5 minutes I wanted to leave, but he had literally run to the theater and was so exhausted he didn’t want to move, so we stayed. That was super painful.
Post # 24
@Billsgirl: lol Glad I’m not alone!
Horror is good, comedy is good. Pure grossness isn’t.
I’ve FFWed parts of various teen comedy type movies for that very reason. If I don’t, I actually start gagging.
Post # 25
I almost went upstairs when Darling Husband wanted to watch Land of the Lost… Talk about painful.
Also I did cut out early when someone lent him Waiting. I just could NOT deal.
Post # 26
@iarebridezilla: I usually watch it the entire way through, hoping it will get better. If it doesn’t, like you I do other things like Candy Crush or clean…but it’s still on.
Also on a side note, Human Centipede is the most horrific scary disgusting movie I’ve ever seen. I actually got up and puked but my friend insisted on finishing it…I watched it with my hands over my eyes just peeking out. Seriously disturbing.
Post # 27
If it’s a movie at a movie theatre, I will not walk out no matter how bad it is. I spent good money dammit, and I want to finish my popcorn and soda.
If it’s a rental, then yeah, I will turn it off if it is really bad. The last movie that I turned off was Bad Grandpa. I got an hour into it, and it just wasn’t getting better or funny, so off it went. It was an hour too much.
However, sometimes letting a boring movie run can have good consequences. For example, once I rented the Divide on Netflix b/c I thought it would be a SyFy-ish action piece. It was rather dry and a psychological thriller, and Darling Husband passed out during it. I kept watching and am glad I did b/c the last 10 minutes of the movie make up one of the best endings I’ve seen in a movie in a while. The suspense, the score, the acting, etc.. Wow. If I shut it off an hour in, I wouldn’t have discovered that.
Post # 28
If I am in the theatre I won’t leave but I may go to the bathroom if I can get out without disruppting someone (like if I am sitting on the end) just to take a break. Seriously Avatar was horrible in my opinion (at least compared to the hype it got) and it lasted for freaking ever. I went to the bathroom twice. If I am at home I just google the ending and switch it off or take a nap and let it finish out while I sleep hahaha. Usually the latter.
Post # 29
I usually love all sorts of movies, even it they’re crappy. I mean my grandma used to subject me to lifetime movies on Sunday afternoons… so, my threshold is pretty low.
That being said, I will hold out until the bitter end to give the movie a chance. Especially if Darling Husband is with me. The one type of movie I hate is alien movies, yet Darling Husband talked me into watching prometheus. I’m still shocked I made it to the end…
If I paid to watch it, even on redbox, I’ll watch until the bitter end.
The only thing I typically turn off early is a comedy special. The last Katt Williams I turned off early because I just didn’t find it funny…
Post # 30
@Bazinga: I know how you feel. I once puked during that scene in Top Gun when they’re all singing “lost that loving feeling” at the bar. I was pretty drunk at the time, but I was definitely not throwing-up drunk. I blame the movie. Even thinking about that scene right now makes me want to throw up from embarrassment that it happened.
… and I have seen Top Gun from start to finish more times than I’d care to admit
Post # 31
I am SUPER picky about what movies I would go see in the theater- so walking out would probably not be necessary. But as far as a movie at home, I probably would just fall asleep while Darling Husband finished watching it.