Small tip to moviegoers

Went to see Incredibles, which turned out to be a lot more fun than I was anticipating. Well worth watching - and again, Pixar's small animation before the actual feature was pretty cool.

However, I do have a small idea to people: when you buy candy, you can actually remove the top half of the bag (because if you've bought a full bag of candy and can finish it during one movie, you have a lot more problems than annoyed people listening you rattle) and make the noise you do during the movie a lot more pleasurable to people around you. You see (in case you haven't noticed), forcing a large hand into a small paper bag makes a lot of noise. But if you remove most of that rattling paper, you get two benefits:

a) it's easier to find the candy you're looking for, and
b) it makes a lot less noise.

(Yeah, and I know some people are now thinking: "stay home you loser, if you can't take a bit of noise, don't go to the movies, where there actually might be other people." But I'm not talking about some noise: I'm talking about the big-honking-kind-of-noise, which comes from a person that obsessively-compulsively opens his bag, takes one candy out with a hand that is obviously larger than the bag, and then carefully folds the paper bag shut again, that makes you wonder if the other person is deaf or purposefully mean.

And, if you're worried that how to get the candy back home if you can't finish it, then the answer is simple: don't remove so much you can't close the bag anymore. Even a few centimeters off the top makes it a lot easier to eat.)


i am just back from the incredibles, just in the door 20 minutes ago. in front of me i have the exact same bag still filled with some karkkia. between the bag and the giant fazer sininen choclate bar, im sure i made lots of noise for my the people around me.


--darren, 14-Nov-2004

Be grateful you don't live in the U.S. I don't even go to the movies anymore because the fucktards talk through the entire film. I remember how quiet theaters are in Finland and France. Why are Americans compelled to comment on the movie WHILE it's happening?, 15-Nov-2004

bluehole, is that situation the same in all showings? In Finland, the Friday/Saturday shows tend to be a bit more noisy, but during weekday late nights the theatres are at its calmest.

And yeah, over here if you talk too loud, you're almost bound to get someone going "shhh!" at you. It's getting worse though - people sometimes even answer their cell phones during the movie. Or do SMS (which makes no noise, but the backlights are so bright you can't help but to notice them).

--JanneJalkanen, 15-Nov-2004

Yes. It's pretty bad at all of them now. Even foreign films. I saw Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, which was already in Mandarin (I think) with English subtitles and a Mexican family spoke Spanish the whole time a few rows away.

I just saw a French-Canadian film. It was the last one I've seen. Two women were talking during it. I shushed them and after the film they confronted ME. Sarcastically saying, "So sorry you couldn't enjoy yourself."

It's not fun anymore. I just wait for DVD., 15-Nov-2004

Heh. I would rip them a new arsehole, should something like that happen... :)

--JanneJalkanen, 15-Nov-2004

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