The family and I went to go see Marvel’s Doctor Strange recently. It was pretty good but this post won’t be a review as I am sure there have been eleventeen hundred other people who have thought and considered and wrote more about the movie than I cold possibly do justice to the film. I *will* recommend you go see it if only for Chiwetel Ejiofor who is looking extra yummy as Mordo (a moment to compose myself…). Anywho, let’s talk about the movie experience itself.
There are different types of people who actually head out to a movie theater. There are old people like me, who pregame before heading to the theater with dinner and snacks. When you’re old and you’ve just bought a house, it’s a move or dinner out…not both. There are people like a friend who sees all the movies because they can. My friend Arelis used to use this movie subscription that would allow her unlimited movies each month for a fee. My brother in law takes total advantage of his AMC card utilizing the theater on the days he gets a discount on tickets and taking advantage of upgrading his popcorn.
And, there these folks: the teens who were screwing around the theater.
Who even are these people? I was having a little sticker shock at the price of the movie $5o bucks so I was in it to get every bit of my movie experience. These kids…throwing popcorn, FIGHTING each other, yelling back and forth. What the what? Instead of watching Doctor Strange and the funky effects they were calling each other names and wasting popcorn.
The Bee and Pop were amused by the antics so they opted to say nothing said but I can’t understand HOW one could head out and act a fool after dropping so much money for movie and snacks!
I am not declaring a boycott on movie theaters; I love the pageantry of it all but I will choose my seats a bit more carefully and use that shush that librarian chicks are trained to use.