Do you insist on watching a movie if it's boring?

Hong Kong
January 11, 2009 12:01am CST
If you start watching a movie on DVD, and you find it boring. Would you stop the movie and go to do something else? Or would you insist on finishing it?
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I will almost always try to finish watching it. Sometimes it does actually get better and I'm glad that I did. Other times I wish I'd just turned it off. Here lately, we've gotten some real duds and only made it about 15 minutes in before we took it out and sent it back to Blockbuster.
• United States
18 Jan 09
If a movie is boring or i can't get into it, I stop watching it.There are too many films out there for me to suffer through a film I don't stay with a film I can't into .Sometimes it is the mood I am in. I have tried films and couldn't get into them and then I tried them again and I liked them.
@snowcat46 (2322)
• United States
14 Jan 09
I have to see the ending. No matter how stupid, scary, boring or whatever, I HAVE to see the ending. The fast forward button is the greatest creation known to man. Second is captions. I can finish a lousy movie in half the time, without missing anything. But I still get to see the ending!
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
14 Jan 09
Not often but once I did. I was watching JFK a movie about the assasination of John F Kennedy it is more a documentary than a movie. I just fall asleep. three hours are too long and you have to keep your attention to highest level to understand each sentence uttered by the actors. (c) ronaldinu 2009 - the more people I meet-the more I love my dog
@thorgrym (677)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Good question! For me, it really depends on other factors. For instance, the movie might be boring but have other redeeming qualities. If I cannot sleep and have nothing better to do, I will likely continue to watch the movie. If it is just so bad that it really isn't even holding my interest, then I will shut it off. One example that I can offer is "Lost in Translation" with Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. I HATED that movie. To me, it was really boring. However, I really had nothing better to do, so I continued to watch it in hopes that it might actually get better. It got such good reviews and I usually like Bill Murray, so I was expecting that it might improve. It didn't. Ah well. At least I don't have any regrets that I never saw it. I never have to wonder if it was as good as it was said to be. I saw it and I didn't like it. That chapter is closed. Another example actually has to do with a series of books that I was reading. I started reading the series, but in the middle of the fifth book, I got really tired of it. Because I liked the first couple books so much, I always regretted never finishing the series. As well, I had several of the subsequent books already (I used to work for a bookstore and got a good discount on the books, so I bought the books thinking that I would eventually read them). Not long ago, I decided to give the series another shot. I re-read all of the first four books and started in on the fifth book hoping that I could get through it this time. Not only did I finish that book, I went on and finished the rest of the series. It turned out to be one of the best reads that I have had. Had I not persevered and finished reading the book, I would have missed out on some great stories.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
12 Jan 09
Hello wondericequeen, I will fast forward and watch the ending of the story At least, I know what it is all about. Then, I will look for a new movie and hoping that it won't disappoint me!
12 Jan 09
I've only ever walked out on one movie in my life - Jackie Brown (so utterly tedious and pretentious, I couldn't stand it) - and switched one off on DVD - that blondes thing with Pamela Anderson and Denise Richards (so bad it was painful). I'll always watch a film to the end, even if it's utter rubbish, partly because I'm stubborn and partly because they sometimes suddenly get better. Get Shorty is a good example - it starts really boring, but gets better and better!
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
12 Jan 09
No, I don't want to waste any time. So I'd either watch some other movie or do some other more important work.
• Saudi Arabia
12 Jan 09
It depends on my concerns that day
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
11 Jan 09
No, but if it is in a theater in public I am careful to research the film before going. In all my life I have only walked out on three terrible movies. But on TV it is easy to flip the channel on and just as easy to flip it off. I won't waste time on something rotten.
• United States
11 Jan 09
I would stop the movie and go do something else.. why waste your time on something you don't enjoy, you know? ***The weather is making me sick. ACHOOOO***
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
11 Jan 09
hello wondericequeen i hear ya about starting to watch a movie which is supposed to be good, and then it starts out boring like that. but to answer your question about that, yes, i will usually keep watching the movie in hopes that it will get better. you know? lol well don't watch any boring movies today. lol take care and have a beautiful day today!
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
Well, i would always insist of finishing the movie... hoping for something good will happen... sometimes there is... but most of the time... i feel like i was robbed of my precious time... but that is the price i have to pay... i love movies... so i always give each a chance...
@youless (94719)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Jan 09
I think you must be surprised to hear my answer. Yes, I will keep on watching a movie which is boring. As I have to see how boring it will be:) I love China
• India
11 Jan 09
I love watching and collecting movies. So its very rarely that I stop watching a movie half way through. But it has happened. The last movie that I had to stop watching was One Missed Call. Just couldn't continue.
• India
11 Jan 09
nope rather save tiem rather spend time wastin happy lotting and have a nice day
@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Hi, I'd say everyone is free to make their own choice but I would finish watching it even if I didn't like it, that way I would have an argument as to why I didn't like the movie.
@mariefe18 (640)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
Most of the time if I find the movie very boring I often switch to another movie which is more enjoyable for me unfortunately if I don't have anything at all to watch I have to stick to it and continue watching it....
@uditpanda (1023)
• India
11 Jan 09
hello Most of the time i complete the movie if its not unbearable. Sometime I just see it in fast forward to complete an hour in ten minutes. I really wonder why do people make such movies which no body can sit for about 2 hours to watch !!!It is a pailful experience if you buy a ticket for a multiplex to watch such a boring movie. Apart from waste of time & money it would be a pain in the head for sure. Thank you for starting the discussion. You have a nice time at mylot.
• Canada
11 Jan 09
Well my boyfriend and I are movie collectors. The other day I wanted to buy black hawk down, he didn't he said it looked boring. Well we brought it home and the first 15 mins was a bit boring then it got into the show. I just kept saying with it gets better. Turns out when the movie was over he wanted to watch it again. In the last 5 days we've seen it 3 times. But I did have to talk him into it... lol