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

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

@iarebridezilla: Thankfully I’ve never watched Top Gun, I’d barf just from seeing Tom Cruise.

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I answer: 

C. Fall asleep

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

def turn it off, even if we paid for it. i might not get my money back but i can still get the hours of my life back LOL

Post # 35
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have a hard time turning off a movie, or not reading the end of a book. I don’t know why, I guess I keep hoping something will make it better and redeem my wasted time? LOL. I just read through the most painful book on my kindle. It never improved, I should have just quit in the first chapter.

Post # 37
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@iarebridezilla:  LOL yeah that was pretty much me with this one. Except there wasn’t even any good sex! Bad plot AND no sex! 

Post # 38
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@iarebridezilla:  I’m one of those people who has to buy a set of something, so in buying one Fifty Shades book, I had to buy the other two. As for turning off a movie that’s bad, I’ve only ever turned off two movies in my life: Anger Management (about 25 minutes in) and Semi-Pro (about 10 minutes in). 

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@iarebridezilla:  Watch it to the end. I didn’t waste 1.5hrs of my life just to switch off and never find out what happens!!!

My fiance was like that with the Twilight saga… My sister asked to watch the last movie with me, and extended the invitation to him as well. I immediately said to her that he wouldn’t want to go, but then he cut me off: “I’m watching it – if I don’t, I will have watched all the other ones for NOTHING.” XD

Post # 40
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If it’s boring, off goes the TV, no question. (Or I do something else if someone else in the family is watching it). I’ve never walked out of a movie theatre though.

@SunflowerGarden:  I quite like She’s The Man 🙂

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

In the movie theater, no, I would never walk out from a movie. I paid for the tickets and the snacks, so I’m going to watch it all the way through.

However, if I’m watching it on my tv and I feel like it’s not getting any better I like to play a game. I ask myself ‘would i care at all if these characters just spontaneously exploded right now and died?’, if the answer is ‘no’ then I turn it off.

Post # 42
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Sugar Beekeeper

@iarebridezilla:  Darling Husband loved Wolf of Wall Street and I absolutely hated it, I left the room. Usually if we are watching a particularly boring or downright horrible movie I look to Wikipedia to tell me what is going to happen. At that point I know the story, which sucks anyway, and I leave. No point in wasting my precious time on rubbish!

Post # 43
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

Nowadays, I’d probably turn it off. Although I have to say since having a kid and not getting to watch as much TV/movies, my standards have lowered a lot for what is good/not good. Almost everything is entertaining to me now, haha.

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ah this applies to bad books too – I usually just stick around and finish unless it’s completely HORRIBLE (many indie, never heard of, low budget netflix films…)

Post # 45
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Turn it off. I also walk out of movie theatres. I don’t have the patience to wait crappy movies through.

 

Post # 46
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m willing to turn it off after about 30 minutes if it’s really awful. My husband will watch all the way through just to see how it ends. We don’t walk out of movies at the theater though there have been moments we’ve definitely wanted to. It’s just too much money to throw away even though it sucked hours from my life that I can’t get back (*ahem* Sex and the City 2)!

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