Do you stay for the credits?

@raychill (6530)
United States
August 5, 2007 12:44pm CST
So I just got back from *finally* seeing Ratatouille! For those of you wondering, I thought it was a really cute movie. Seemed a little too long/too much for kids though. I don't think it was scary at all (I heard some say that it was for kids) unless a bunch of rats taking over a kitchen scares you but I live in Baltimore and we have more rats than squirrels so I guess I'm used to it. I really enjoyed it. Anyway when the movie was over...everyone up and rolled out (There was maybe only 30 people in the theater anyhow...10:40am showing) and the only ones left were an adult couple sitting towards the back still eating their popcorn, a couple with 3 kids who were just running around the front of the theater and Me, sitting there watching the credits. I, personally, love sitting in the theater while everyone else rolls out and watch the credits. Most people don't stay for the credits but sometimes during the credits they have little things FOR people to see and if you leave you don't see them! Even at home I like to watch the credits of movies until the very end. You never know when or if something neat will pop up for you during or after the credits. You might miss it if you don't watch it. What about you? Do you stay for the credits? Do you watch the credits at home? and of course... did you see Ratatouille?
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12 responses
• United States
7 Aug 07
I only stay for the credits to end if I have heard there is something to stay for. Otherwise I am out of there and into the restroom. Because Lord knows that just because I went during the movie as well as before the movie doesn't mean that nature is calling me again LOL. My small bladder drives me crazy. Plus I hate being around so many people. I'm the same way at home though...soon as the credits roll (unless they've got some outtakes or something) it's stopped :)
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• United States
7 Aug 07
Oh I forgot...I haven't seen that movie yet. Not sure if I will or not just yet.
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
7 Aug 07
I wonder what it is about movies in particular that cause you to have to go to the bathroom you know. I mean...you have a small bladder but even people (like me) who don't... I always have to go after the movies! Luckily I live only about 5 minutes from the theater I go to so I rarely can't just wait till I get home!
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• United States
7 Aug 07
I'm not sure. Maybe it's all the popcorn making you thirsty and then in turn drinking a lot of soda?
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
6 Aug 07
When I've watched a movie at the theater I usually sit and wait while the credits roll by while most everyone else leaves. I do this to avoid being in a stampede of people rushing out to get to their cars. Though nowadays I usually watch movies at home. Sometimes I watch the credits...especially after seeing Finding Nemo (we've owned the DVD since it came out on video) and seeing all the cute little things they threw in there...since then I am more into watching the credits to see if anything extra was put in. :P I didn't get to see Ratatouille, but I will most likely buy it when it comes out on DVD. I saw a 9 minute preview and it looked like a cute movie that my family may be interested in. :)
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I always like to avoid the stampede too. Though I rarely go to theaters when they are crowded. That's why I chose to see Ratatouille when I did...cause I especially dislike crowded KID theaters. Kids are cute sometimes when they're talking during the movie but sometimes not so much. There are usually interesting tidbits in movies too besides the cartoony things. Honestly Ratatouille's credits weren't spectacular. Cute though. I saw the 9 minute preview too...I thought it was so cute. The movie is good too but if you have young kids or kids who get ansy I wouldn't recommend it in the theaters! One kid in the theater when I saw it said "Ok can we go now" only about an hour into the movie.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
6 Aug 07
Well since having kids of my own I have only been to the theaters twice. LOL Once to see Ice Age 2 and the other time to see Over the Hedge. Both times I took my 7 year old son and with Over the Hedge we only stayed maybe 20 minutes to half an hour before my son said he was hungry. Due to the fact that he has Celiac Disease he cannot eat any of the junk food at the theaters and I hadn't snuck in any food from home, so we left. :P I'm sure we would have stayed otherwise, though he tends to talk a lot and ask questions during a movie so maybe it's just as well that we left. LOL
@raychill (6530)
• United States
7 Aug 07
Over the hedge is one of my favoritest movies ever! I was trying to take my 4 year old nephew to the theater for ratatouille but it turned into this whole ordeal with my brothers wife as it always does that I ended up going alone. I don't think he would have handled it well. He likes to watch Spiderman but only after spiderman has turned into a super heroe and then he acts the rest of the movie out by running around the house being spiderman. I can't imagine what he would have done with this one...except maybe pretend to be a rat afterwards! He's been to the movies with my brother though...and I think he's stayed but I wouldn't really know. I guess all kids are different really!
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I like to watch the credits. Not just for the tidbits that they sometimes throw in at the end, but also because I like to read the credits. I don't know why. I started doing a few years ago. There are some interesting details you can pick up if you read the credits.
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
6 Aug 07
That's what I like too. Their special thanks or dedications. I know in Scream they say "NO thanks to..." and list a school that would not allow them to shoot their film. Things like that. it's always kind of interesting. Plus you know people took time to make these credits and it's good some people like you take the time to appreciate them.
@nikkiwith (1074)
• Australia
6 Aug 07
I don't stay for the credits. I have seen Ratatouille and loved it!! It hasn't come out here in Australia yet so i seen it on the net. I bet it must be 20 times better on the big screen!!
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I don't watch stuff on the net. But it's definitely a cute movie. Why don't you watch the credits?
@faby2k (62)
• Jamaica
6 Aug 07
Once the movie is finished i am out no time to watch credits, that can be seeing at a later date.
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
6 Aug 07
Why don't you watch the credits? What if you don't buy it on dvd and you only see it on tv and realize there are good credits but the tv cuts the credits off...or does the split screen thing? People took care in making credits. I think it's sad when someone doesn't appreciate that.
@jb2020 (21)
6 Aug 07
I'd like to, because I know a lot of movies will have some extra footage at the end, but as soon as the movie ends, everyone in the theatre gets up and walks out, and starts talking, so I can't even hear or see the extra footage anyway.
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I always sit fairly close and rarely go to see movies when they are crowded. So I usually am not too bothered by the other people. But that is fairly annoying when other people get in the way.
• United States
6 Aug 07
I always stay and see the end credits.I like to see if I know any of the supporting actors. And at the end they list the songs that were played and I like to know what the songs are and if there is a soundtrack.I stopped seein g movies on cable stations where they either cut the end credits or split the scene where the credits are running on the left and a commerical is running on the right. You can't read the credits or hear the music that runs with the end credits. i also stay just in case there are some extra takes or special scenes.I remember Cannonball run was a film where they showed the funniest outtakes during the credits.And if you are going to see the Simpsons movie, stay and see the end credits. That's all I can say.
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I doubt I'll see the Simpsons in the theaters but I figure that'd be one to stay and see the credits. There are a lot of films that have something at the end. I think it's always more fun to see it in the theaters. Like I said to someone else that Scrooged has the best ending EVER. It only worked in a crowded theater as bill murray is talking to a crowded theater but still...it's hilarious everytime I watch it.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I'll admit, I'm not one to sit for the credits. There are some occassions where I will watch the credits when there is something that I am really interested in finding out, but not usually. I do try to stoop low and exit the aisle though, so as to not block the view of those who are trying to read the credits.
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
6 Aug 07
well that's nice that you think about others when you leave. I like to stay for the credits just because You'll always find out something interesting. Actors or people who worked on the film you thought you recognized but won't till you see the name. You know...something like that.
@fizzytom (759)
• Maribor, Slovenia
5 Aug 07
I always watch the whole thing including th credits. Sometimes I might want to know the name of an actor or actress aor the name of a song or the bad that performed it. And sometimes - usually with comedies - there might be one more extra bit right at the end of the credits. When people get up and start talking and puting their coats on as they leave it spoils it for me.
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
5 Aug 07
I'm glad there are other who enjoy the credits. It is crazy how often people just get up and roll out or start jabbering away the moment the movie has stopped. But I think people don't consider Credits or Previews as part of the movie watching experience so they don't use the same courtesy they use when watching the movie. I love both the previews and credits just as much as the movie itself though. I'm a nerd like that.
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@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
5 Aug 07
Awww dude! Sometimes credits have the funniest stuff! You never know what you will see. We don't always stay to watch them in the theater, but we always watch them at home. No one I ever go to the theater with wants to stay for the credits. Humbugs. I want to see 'Ratatouille'. I think 'Cars' was a really long movie for kids too. I liked it, but most kids I know that watched it, couldn't sit still for the whole thing. Credits...good times, good times.:P
@raychill (6530)
• United States
5 Aug 07
Ha ha. I usually stay for the credits whether the person I'm with wants to see them or not. I use the excuse "lets wait till most people have left" cause that'll give me a little time! I wanted to take my nephew to see Ratatouille but I'm glad it didn't work out. I think he would have gotten ancy. He doesn't like Cars. But I did and I agree it's a little much for kids. Sometimes I think kids movies are more focused on adults these days anyhow!
@laridbz (1287)
• China
9 Aug 07
I usually only stay for the credits when it shows deleted scenes or jokes, or if I already knew there would be something else after the credits (like in X-Men 3, for example). Otherwise, I just do like 90% of the people and walk away, putting my big head in front of people like you, who are there calmly waiting for the end of the credits. :D And no, I didn't see Ratatouille, but that little rat seems pretty cute to me. ;)
@raychill (6530)
• United States
9 Aug 07
I'm surprised there were a few others who do enjoy credits though. people worked hard on them you know. Sometimes there are funny things that you wouldn't even know were there. Like at the very very end of 13 going on 30. There are mess-ups. But like...it's after all the credits have rolled. Unless you watched it till the end you'd never have known!
@Buggheart (446)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I usually stay for a few minutes of the credits but mostly because I don't want to get caught up in the crush of people trying to get out of the theatre. I'm slightly claustrophobic and Im very short so sometimes that whole mass exodus of people makes me nervous so I tend to wait until most of the people in rows above me have left so that I'm sort of bringing up the rear. Now I have a friend that will stay until we are the last people there and the cleaning crew is giving us the hairy eyeball. He watches them til the very end and then wants to sit there and talk about the movie. I hate that. I'm usually pretty antsy to get outta there by the time they get past the part of the credits that list the cast and they start getting into catering and assistants and animal trainers.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
6 Aug 07
ha ha. Yeah well I was saying to a few others I always go to the theater when it's hardly crowded so I don't have to worry about the crowds. I'm not that bad with staying for the credits, but I do enjoy them I admit.