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

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Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@iarebridezilla:  I HAVE to finish a movie, regardless of how bad it is. However, I watched a movie a few months back, which I even wrote a post about on here afterwards, about how HORRIBLE it was. I turned it off 30 minutes into it, something I’ve never done before. Ever. 

I can’t remember what it was but it starred Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams, and there was literally no dialogue in the movie. I thought at some point, there would be, you know… a conversation between characters? Nope!

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

It would take a lot for me to walk out of a theatre. I usually look up movie review before I go. In fact, I love spoilers. If I’m watching a movie at home, it depends. There are some movies that make me hold out hope that it will have a good ending. But there are some movies that if they are really boring, then I will Google them, find out whether it’s worth it to watch the ending or not. I think the one type of movie that I would watch all the way to the end would be one of the ‘classics’ or ‘pop culture’ some of those, even though I might think they are terrible, I want to finish it, so that I can say that I’ve seen it and I know what other people are talking about. One movie I hated but watched all the way to the end was the rocky horror picture show. I don’t think I will ever watch that ever, ever again! 

Post # 49
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@iarebridezilla:  

Turning it off after 5 minutes is so STUPID! I wait 10 minutes before I turn it off if it bores me 😉

Post # 52
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

@iarebridezilla:  It depends on why I don’t like it. If it’s “just” boring, I’ll multi-task and only half pay attention and let it play until the end, but if it’s actually BAD and I’m the only person watching, I’ll shut it off in the middle.

Post # 53
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

I keep watching to make fun of it unless it’s really boring & I fall asleep or it’s HORRIBLE & I have to stop watching. Usually it’s the redbox horror movies that suck. 

Post # 54
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Wishing I had not watched The Human Centipede after the first 5 minutes. WTF did I just watch?? Now watching Hercules to try and make myself forget the torture I just inflicted upon myself. All for stopping movies 5 minutes in now…

Post # 55
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I usually end up falling asleep. 

Post # 56
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@iarebridezilla:  

Bahaha! Cheap cameras.. that actually sounds like something I might do! (Of course back in the day when The Blair Witch was all the rage, I didn’t have such discriminating tastes lol).

Post # 57
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It depends. If it is pretty damn bad, we turn it off. If it is ridiculously bad, it becomes fun to make fun of and create inside jokes about. THE WORST MOVIE my fiance and I ever saw was one I rented out of the Red Box knowing nothing about–“Robinhood: Ghost of Sherwood.” Months and months after watching it, my fiance and I will make random jokes about it. Seriously, if you want to prank someone by getting them to watch a terrible movie, get it!

Post # 58
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

@iarebridezilla:  LOL. Depending on what kind of mood I’m in…I could see myself doing that. 🙂

Post # 59
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

It depends how bad. I watch a ton of movies, including streaming many online. If I’m pretty bored or not into the movie it will usually play to the end anyway but I might start reading a book or cleaning the kitchen instead of paying attention. 

Post # 60
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Buzzing bee

I’m like your mother – I have to watch a movie to the end just to see what happens, even if the movie is terrible and the ending is predictable.

Post # 60
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516 posts
Busy bee

iarebridezilla:  

 

It really depends on how much time I’ve invested in it (and how bored I am, lol).  Some movies start out pretty good but then go off the rails–those I’ll sit through because I want to know what happens and I have a little interest in the characters!  Others, I have walked out of the theatre they were so bad. 

Funny I came across this thread after making myself sit through “The Purge” last night because I wanted to see if the movie had any redeeming qualities.  It didn’t. 

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