“But there are only so many Hitlerian speeches, it seems, I can take in one day.”
This is the only one anyone really needs, anyway.
First movie I walked out of was Public Enemies, just about 2 weeks ago.
I don’t understand the theater walkouts. While great trailers don’t always make great movies, there is enough information out there to help make a sound judgement call.
The Matrix Revolutions and Transformers 2. I don’t know why I bothered.
the closest I’ve been to do it was on The Da Vinci Code.
Goya in Bordeuax. Wanted to walk out on Donnie Darko, and would have had I been alone.
also very strongly wanted to walk out on The Virgin Suicides, but stayed for the sake of the people I came with who seemed to be enjoying that mind-numbingly dull piece of shite. Laughing at the ridiculous wigs and bad acting got me through it though.
I’m just gonna come out and say it: people who walk out of movies are losers. If you think that your “snub” actually makes a difference, that it even means anything, then you are deluded. And really, you’re paying $10 (or however much it costs in your location) to not see the thing you paid $10 to see. Cue the “but I saved X minutes of life that I could never get back” argument. And I’m sure you filled up those moments scratching items off your bucket list. Right.
Strange Wilderness and Rock N Rolla. I would have left District 9 if I wasn’t with friends.
@Bolo Tie- Maybe people just don’t want to sit through something that isn’t enjoyable? I’m not masochistic so I leave if it’s a truly horrible film. I seriously doubt anyone leaves a movie because they think someone out there is feeling their snub. If you are hating the film then your 10 dollars is wasted anyways so I prefer to waste 10 dollars and 30 minutes of time rather than wasting 10 dollars and 90-120 minutes. And in the case of Strange Wilderness I realized I wasn’t going to like it right away so I left after about 20 minutes and got my money back.
Ryan Birch: Are you being physically assaulted by a bad movie? Let’s be reasonable here. It’s not masochism. And yes, if you leave 30 minutes in, maybe you save an 1-1.5 hours, but to argue that you’re likely to do anything more useful with time you’d already set aside to be at the movie theater is kind of absurd, isn’t it? I can understand if you happen to be Mr. Efficiency, and can easily find important, constructive tasks to attend to with the extra time, but let’s at least admit that most people aren’t that guy, and are probably just going home to watch the tube or some shit.
Also, I think there is usually a good bit of self-righteousness built into the walking out routine. I always notice when people walk out of movies, and you know what, I think they want me to notice, to some extent. They’re essentially saying “Everybody in the audience is going to see just how much I hate this movie when I walk out on it.”
I’ve never really walked out of a movie. I wish I had walked out of My Blueberry Nights but the ticket cost 10 or 12 bucks or something, so I just stuck it out and cried a little inside.
Chariots Of Fire
Nowadays I just avoid most movies.
Black Dog, when Meat Loaf comes back from the dead for the second time.
Whichever Star Trek it was when little Intel men were running around at the beginning.
Josh said: “I don’t understand the theater walkouts. While great trailers don’t always make great movies, there is enough information out there to help make a sound judgement call.”
you have got to be joshing me.
Critics loved Pi. i thought it was a doo-doo pie.
Beowulf got pretty good reviews and it sucked big-time.
not to mention Dogville, which got very high marks, but in reality was like battling the mean green weenie. Bleh!!
Movies I WISH I had walked out on:
Opening Night (1977)
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Kansas City (1996)
Punch Drunk Love (2002)
Superman Returns (2006)
and of course
Haha. Punch Drunk Love. You are a joke.
Hey, be nice.
MDB: I’m sorry. What I meant was, “Why?”
The Rollerball remake. Five minutes in.
Also, I’ve walked out on:
Lawrence of Arabia
Gone With The Wind
2001: A Space Odyssey
Because these movies are all horrible and suck badly.
The Transformers sequel. I sat through everything until the set-up for the battle in Egypt.
I had enough by that point.
A Beautiful Mind
I was about 13 at the time, but I saw it again years later and it was still bad.
you thought A Beautiful Mind was so bad you had to walk out?!?
I walked out on Alexander. I think it may as well be one of the worst films ever made!
I walked out of Pride and Glory and walked into W.
I walked out of the Jake G movie with Dennis Quaid about the end of the world
I should of walked out of Taxi with Fallon and Queen Latiaiah but I was on a date :D and the theater was really cool so I stayed or at least i tell myself that lol
I actually saw Attontment in theatres because There Will Be Blood was sold out and i was already in Lincolin Center lol my dad brought the ticket which makes it strange he got sucked into the media hoopla around the movie and he dived in and went in after him it wasnt so bad but it wasnt half the movie people made it out to be perhaps the grandour of seeing it theartes makes me enjoy it…… The young girl’s performance as the lying brat was the best.
Attonement is a movie i am embarrsed I saw in theartes espsially with my dad lol what a weird movie to watch with your pops lol :D
i kinda of like that though upon reflecting on it
i saw the score in theaters and slept through it funny story i went with my dad and uncle(at the time my uncle was withdrawing or battling w.e from heroin use and he was like nodding off in the theater so that stuck with me but it was funny to see my dad and him take turns sleeping due to the movies lameness. I eventually fell asleep we did see it around 11 o clock at night but still a crap movie that i Slept through. We all took shifts sleeping through the movie it was funny :D
biggest disappointment ever will be watching the matrix sequels.
I wanted to walk out on “I, Don Giovanni”, but resisted, because it was kind of the world premiere, and Carlos Saura was kind of there…
I really dont get the walking out thing either. The only time I came close (but still didn’t) was Transformers 2. I always try to sit through the entire film, no matter how bad it is.
I walked out on P.S. I Love You and The Dardenne’s Rosetta.
I was so bored with the first movie I decided to go grab something to eat, but I was ordering, I realized the movie had also cut my appetite.
I vomited on the floor when I was watching Rosetta because I was sitting on the front, and I was feeling nauseous.I think the moving camera gave me a stomach ache.But I still love that movie.