What ruins a good movie for you?

United States
August 23, 2009 3:12pm CST
For me it is video quality if I decide to watch online and little children making a lot of noise when I'm trying to watch a new movie. There was also a special incident when a good movie was ruined because I was too young when watching it. The movie was Kill Bill and I was about 12 when I watched it. It was too bloody and sad for me then but when I was it now, I see past that to really enjoy the storyline? What ruins a good movie for you?
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41 responses
• United States
23 Aug 09
What ruins a good movie for me whould be it just being really boring. Like nothing happening. I got to admite that their are a lot of horror movies that fit into this line, too. I'm talking about the story line just dragging on or a lot of useless dialoge. Get on with the story! But back to what you was talking about... A movie was ruined for you because you were too young!? Nowwa days for me, it's the opposite. Movies are ruined because I'm too old! I'll look back to the movies I loved as a kid an just be disappointed with what I see.
• United States
23 Aug 09
Yes, when I was younger, watching a lot of bloody scenes really disturbed me though I love that movie now. I've seen a lot of bad horror films too. Maybe they think it builds up suspense when nothing happens. Why would movies be ruined if you're too old? You're never too old for movies
@oztoo3 (25)
• Australia
23 Aug 09
Do you think that's because of the difference in technology. Modern movies have al sorts of "special effects" that were not available in older movies? Look at the first Star Wars compared to the last one. Sometimes older movies just seem primitive even if it has a good storyline.
• China
24 Aug 09
i agree with the opinion above. As for me, movies always are ruined by too much special effect made by computer technology. The movie made without the process of computer will be more acceptable to audience. And it seems to me more likely to link the pure films with the origin of life which is most beautiful in the world.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
24 Aug 09
Tall people who sit down in front of me, people who talk through the whole movie or people texting ruin movies for me. It's a major irritations to pay rediculous ticket prices and then have all those distractions. Living in a college town, I usually avoid new releases because of those reasons. I enjoy going to a movie that's been out for a while, and it's showing at the dollar theater. It's cheap enough to go so that I can get popcorn too, and the theater is half empty. Mostly the people there are like me and just want to enjoy the show.
• United States
24 Aug 09
Newly released movies are more popular and have more chance of distractions. There's a dollar theater at your town? That's a great offer. We have to pay the same high price for the movie no matter when it was released. Lucky you. Which college ar eyou at? Maybe I want to change colleges too ^.^ joking. Thanks for your response
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
24 Aug 09
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• Estonia
24 Aug 09
Everything that might ruin the experience for me, has been taken care of - I watch most movies at home in my room, which i have designed to fit my movie watching needs and is now a sort-of home theater. But I guess people talking nearby - computer deciding to start backing up during my movie session ( ending up with 2-3 fps) or other minor details. But they have been all dealt with to provide myself with the best movie experience.
• United States
24 Aug 09
My own room is also the best place for me to watch a movie at home where there could be no distractions besides my mother calling me for dinner. Thanks for responding
• United States
24 Aug 09
Haha, yes but then where would we get food to eat? ^.^ Ha, just joking. It's annoying to be disturbed during a movie but she just wants me to eat before my food gets cold. Annoying but still happy she cares for me
• Malaysia
24 Aug 09
hi anime good movie for me has two categories : intellectual & romance comedy If intellectual movies, i need full concentration in order to understand the plot of the movie.. as you said even a slight interruption will spoil the movie For romance comedy - i can only watch when my husband is not around as he is the first one to spoil the movie for me ... cheers
• United States
24 Aug 09
Some movies require views to really concentrate to fully enjoy it. As for romantic comedies, my mother spoils those for me. Though I don't purposely try to watch it with her, she'll walk by and start commenting how it's not like that in real life even if what the actors were doing was trying to be funny. I also know it's just a movie, Mother.
• Malaysia
24 Aug 09
ha ha ha you mother is really correct in her comments but dear, cant we visit dream land once in a while and be happy ?? i want that ... cheers
• Philippines
24 Aug 09
NOises, people kissing at the back.. and some are even spoiling us with the next scene of the story..i hate those kind of people, and possibly, strangers who follow you around
• United States
24 Aug 09
Strangers who follow you around? As in follow you out of the theater when you're heading to the restroom? That is pretty scary.
• Philippines
24 Aug 09
I knew he was up to something following me around. i ran back to the seats and never looked back. i never went back to theaters ever again. but if i do i make sure i had a knife to defend with
• India
24 Aug 09
for me it is a group of morons in the first row who think it is funny to make comments and shout out vulgarities in the most sensitive of scenes.or a group of friends who dont like the movie because they thouught it was going to entertaining but the movie is intelligent and thought provoking and they dont want to stress themselves and enjoy thr flavor of the movie and rather than dat they resort to cat calls and shoutin how bad the movie is... i cant believe dat some people find fight club a bore
• United States
24 Aug 09
That has to be pretty annoying. The theaters are pretty quiet in my area though, I think it's due to a rather annoying commercial from AMC about viewers adding their own soundtrack. Maybe they should play that at your theaters too. Thanks for your response
• India
25 Aug 09
well i am from india and i guess most theatres here are like that except for multiplexes which have come up recently
@airakumar (1555)
• India
25 Aug 09
Sometimes time ruins a good movie. When I don't have enough time to watch it and the movie is absolutely a nice one, that I really want to enjoy but there is some urgent work and don't have tie then I feel I missed it and the good movie got ruined. Well, I never think about that because work is more important to me compare to any movie whether it is oscar winner movie or just a good story line. I watch movie just for time pass and not it is compulsaory for me. When I get bored I watch movie.
• United States
25 Aug 09
Maybe you should reserve some time for yourself to enjoy the really good movies. With a really good movie, and I'm serious about this, it could change your life. Some movies that did this for me is Step up, Freedom Writers, Seven Pounds and Kill Bill. If not, a decent movie is good to get rid of boredom too. Thanks for your response
@hagirl (1296)
• United States
25 Aug 09
A bad ending and a movie that has no plot..... I can't stand to watch movies when you don't know where it is going and I am not talking about suspense or thriller movies because I like them kind, but with no plot what's the point
• United States
25 Aug 09
The plot just goes off track sometimes. I don't know, maybe the script writer was being creative but it's hard to get those movies if it's even possible. Thanks for your response
@keon11 (1)
• United States
24 Aug 09
When people are talking on their cell phones while the movie is playing. There's a movie theatre close to my house but people always talk on their cell phones during the movies. And downstairs it is so noisy. So I go to this other movie theatre that's hard to get to if you don't have a ride.
• United States
25 Aug 09
People don't talk in the theaters in my area. Sometimes someone would comment on the previews but not during the movie. Maybe the people at where you live are just more friendly.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
24 Aug 09
A good movie is ruined if their are people just talking all the time or someone is on the cell phone talking.
• United States
25 Aug 09
Yup, there has been a lot of complaints about cellphones. People take advantage of the new technologies sometimes. I would again suggest your theater play the commercial that makes fun of audiences who makes noise during the movie. I think that's one of the reason why our local theater is so quiet.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
24 Aug 09
A good movie is ruined if their are people just talking all the time or someone is on the cell phone talking.
• United States
25 Aug 09
Some people are just not into movies and rather talk. That shouldn't mean they could ruin the movie experience for others though. From the opinions I've gathered so far, my conclusion is movies should be something watched alone
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Aug 09
hi animegirl hatley here when I go with a friend who has' already seenthe movie, and she tells me how much she enjoyed 'the way it ended and then goes on to tell the ending. ggrrrrr Also if I am watching a video at home and someone in the room'insists on talking and talking to me and I am going ssh dont talk'I want to watch this.please be quiet.then they get mad.gggrrr
• United States
24 Aug 09
Maybe you should go with friends who haven't seen the movie yet. People like to give spoilers for some strange reason. My mother always try to talk to be when I'm on the computer watching the movie. I feel bad if I shush her but I really want to concentrate on the movie.
• Mexico
24 Aug 09
the movie gets good,then my mom yells
• United States
24 Aug 09
Why would your mother yell? Is it like when you're watching TV and suddenly your mother loudly screams your name from the kitchen for you to go help her? Well, that's what always happen to me. I'll be forced to stop the movie and come back later. Ah, parents. Thanks for your response
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
24 Aug 09
Hello! I think when you see a movie at a younger age that is common to miss out or not fully understand parts of the movie . It is nice to watch them when we are of an older age . I have done that and wow have I missed some Key parts and some Adult parts I didnt pick up on . When I go with my one friend to the movies she always runs late and says well they have 10 mins of previews so you wont miss it and a few times we have missed first few mins of a movie . Last one was seven pounds and because of that we were lost and well you gotta see all that movie.
• United States
24 Aug 09
Yes, I re-watched a lot of old movies that I watched with my mother when I was younger and now I understand them a lot better. I always arrive early for movies but the previews does run for a long time. Thanks for your response
• United States
24 Aug 09
What ruins a good movie for me, is subtitles. I tried watching a couple of movies recently and they had them. I don't know if it was because I was distracted or what, but I ended up shutting the movie off. It also doesn't help when you are watching a movie and it gets interupted by the phone, kids, ect.
• United States
24 Aug 09
Did you watch it at the theater? If you had the DVD then you can turn the subtitles off. I also hate it when movies have subtitles. I couldn't help myself but focus my attention on them since they are there. Thanks for responding
• United States
24 Aug 09
For me it is a tatted on happy ending.the movie has a great, bittersweet tone and then it switches and has a happy " feel good" ending. that drives me crazy.
• United States
24 Aug 09
It can definitely throw views off when the movie suddenly switch tones. I love my happy endings but they just don't belong in some movies. Thanks for your response
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@requital (41)
24 Aug 09
What really annoys me when watching a film, is when your sitting next to some one who is constantly asking you questions about the film. Like "Who's that guy", "Whats going on", "Who's that actress I swear I've seen her in another film". Oh and another think that really annoys me is when the person sitting next to you, starts to pick holes in the movie. Saying it would never happen in real life, or that the special effects are stupid. It completly ruins the whole film!
• United States
24 Aug 09
Haha, i must admit I'm also guilty of asking what movie the actress is from. It's very distracting when I know I know her from somewhere but can't figure it out where. My mother is guilty of poking holes in good films saying that's not how it is in real life. Why don't she get it that I also know it's only a movie. Ah well, thanks for your response
@seekers (393)
24 Aug 09
What ruins a good movie is when I have to leave the moviehouse for what reason or I have to go to the bathroom specially during the climax scenes. ewww..
• United States
24 Aug 09
So frustrating to have to leave the theater and miss a good scene when we need to use the restroom. I usually try to hold it but then I wouldn't be able to concentrate on the movie either. Thanks for your response
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
24 Aug 09
A good movie would be ruined for me if someone gave away the whole storyline and ending of the movie. So I enjoy watching the movie alone without anyone around talking about it. I don't mind violence in a movie as long as its not too graphic and gory.
• United States
24 Aug 09
Spoilers are awful. Maybe someone does like knowing the story ahead of time(I honestly know no one like that) but most people want to watch the movie themselves. I also know it is hard to be quiet when I already watched the movie but that doesn't mean I have the right to ruin it for someone else
@sblossom (2170)
24 Aug 09
As you know watching in cinema is not cheap now anywhere. So if I go to cinema I must be very interested the film, also the film must be good in my standard. I hate when I watch movie someone else talking and analysing the plot of the film. I think it ruins the good film. I don’t like film that speaks local dialect. I feel it’s difficult for me to understand.So no matter how good the story is, the dialect will ruin it.
• United States
24 Aug 09
A lot of users are saying their theaters are noisy. I guess I must be lucky because no one talks in my local theaters. Sure, my little cousins disturb me when I try watching a movie at home but usually it is quiet at the theater. Maybe there should be a "Please Do Not Talk" sign in theaters.