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Why watch a movie when you don’t really want to?

July 20, 2008

I was at the movies last night watching Hancock with Mike and Xiao Chen. It was a lovely story, one I’m sure to remember for a while. I definitely recommend it to anyone who loves Heroes, the Power Puff Girls and Superman. Two thumbs up.

Anyway that’s not what I want to talk about. I wanna talk about the bunch of wankers who sat next to me – 4 of them. College guys I think. They were talking through the whole preview section of the movie, ignoring people who were shushing them to keep quiet. They only piped down when the actual movie started. Great, I thought. Until they whipped out their handphones and started playing sms tag with god knows who. The guy next to me was practically checking his phone every minute and everytime he got incoming, he’d excitedly pass the phone to his friends and they’d break out giggling.

I was this close to taking his phone and shoving it up you know where.

You 4 retards, why oh why do you bother to stand in line and spend your money on a show you have no intention of watching? And upsetting a hundred innocent people in the process?

You deserve a kick in the nuts ‘cuz you’re all idiots.

On another note, did anyone notice the Disney anti piracy campaign clip they’re playing in cinemas nowadays? The one with the cute robots and message that pirated movies = poor quality rippoffs = garbage? Dya reckon whoever made the clip ever came here to see the quality of local pirated movies, with razor sharp quality, dts, Dolby, THX and choice of language subtitles? Are they that clueless? Hahahaha. πŸ˜›

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 20, 2008 11:27 am

    a small group of people nowadays are just jack-s-es.. stupid, do not know how to respect people in public places like the cinema. i also had similar experience when i watched Get Smart. Damn stupid people.

    And oh, for the pirated movies, not all of them are great quality. unless you download them off the net and it’s a DVDrip πŸ˜€

  2. angeles permalink
    July 20, 2008 11:31 am

    the good quality dvds (what they call “ching” oledi wan..) are those ripped from the original DVD… for the latest movies in the cinema, you can never get a ‘ching’ one.. UNLESS someone stole the screener, just like in the case of movies like The Bucket List or Juno… I watched these two online while they were still in US’ cinemas and at that time, still not yet reach our Bolehwood shores! πŸ˜‰

    so, that’s the part abt local pirated ahems…

    and yes, irritating ppl in the cinemas… just a few days ago, i had the same experience as you while watching The Dark Knight (MUST WATCH!!) where these two girls beside me were yakking away while trailers and ads were being played. i was already very irritated but i gave them a ‘chance’ since movie not yet start… thank god they shut their gaps once the movie started… if not…….

    but my movie partner wasn’t so lucky.. someone who sat beside him was munching away on some popcorns and during some dark scenes, that fella had to do something on his phone, to sms probably.. so my friend told him off… at that time, i didn’t know what happened until after the movie ended. heh..

    oops… too long a comment πŸ˜› happy sunday!

  3. LC Teh permalink
    July 20, 2008 4:14 pm

    Just go grab a DVD from some pirate (ssshhh) and enjoy the story within the comfort of home. Or… Invest in a home theater system. I’ve heard of too many numb skulls who pay for seat in a movie just to drive other people nuts.

  4. Damien permalink*
    July 21, 2008 8:15 am

    @gnomefan, yeah that’s true.

    @angeles, if the copy is not ‘ching’ and the seller forgets to tell the buyer, the buyer may never come back but you’re right I suppose.

    @LC, I want to be like Michael Jackson and have his own theater at home. πŸ™‚ Yeah, one time there was a rash of kids who brought laser pointers to the cinema to “shoot” at the silver screen when the movie starts. That was the worst.

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