100 Facts in 100 Days: Fact 82

Posted on November 21, 2006 @ 11:01 am

82. I have an unspoken rule against discussing movies I’ve just watched until after I have exited the theater lobby and I’m on my way to the car. I really get a kick out of critiquing movies — even movies that I enjoy — and I always feel like a pretentious jerkface discussing something like poor character development when the other people filing out of the theater are saying, “I liked the part where things blew up.”

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4 comments so far...

  1. Ruko November 21, 2006 11:16 am

    I used to work at a movie theater, and the best rule of thumb to determine if a movie is worth watching is to watch how the crowd comes out of the theater. If its an action movie, and there’s excited chatter, you’re gold. If its a kung fu movie, and people are jumping around like shaolin idiots, gold. If its a horror film, and people come out shell shocked, gold. If its a character/story driven type of movie, and people come out somewhat confused yet overly opinionated, gold. If the movie stars Jack Black/Will Ferrel/Ben Stiller/whoever the kids like these days, and you hear memorable quotables from the script, gold. And lastly, if its a chick flick, and the people coming out are crying, its because they’re all women AND FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD IN THIS WORLD STAY AWAY!

  2. Pea November 21, 2006 11:24 am

    I tend to overthink everything so people have learned, I think, to not engage me in movie discussions. It only takes one conversation that goes something like, “So what do you think they meant by only dressing him in blue?” — “What? They did?” — “Yeah, didn’t you notice? He only wore blue and she was mostly in red. That has to mean something!” I’ve found most people don’t care. sigh

  3. Thom November 22, 2006 11:32 am

    Regardless of the movie, I tend to come out and say, “I can’t believe they all died in that plane crash at the end.” It’s really funny… unless you just saw La Bamba or something.

  4. bill October 1, 2007 11:37 am

    what are you talking about i dont understand


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