At what point do you "be kind and rewind"?
By Faye Hazel
January 5, 2017 5:01pm CST
At what point to you abandon a movie? I am a big fan of not watching things all the way through if I'm not enjoying them. Perhaps this is due to my parents (rather my dad's habit) of watching movies as I was growing up. The habit was to watch a movie after supper. Which is something I still enjoy. However my dad became a big fan of the $ cheap bin of movies at local stores. Why spend 3 times more for a movie you actually like, when you can pay 3 times less for something, even though you may not like it - I'm pretty sure that was his thought process at the time. Not to be too harsh - these were the years when dvds were new technology - and a deal is a deal. However he would buy huge armfuls. I am not sure that he actually read the backs of boxes - or if he was just looking at pictures. I must give him credit, sometimes some of those movies were pretty good, some hidden gems. Sometimes I could hardly stand them. (Leaving the room was not an option as it was considered rude - I remember many a time staring at the clock counting down the time until the movie would be done, cringing when we'd have to pause it because someone wanted to leave the room.) But most of the time I would say they were mildly boring. Not bad, some interesting stuff in there. That said - as an adult, out on my own who is now allowed to "pick the movie" -- I will abandon movies if I'm not enjoying them. Boredom seems to be the key -- if there is nothing that interests me happening I will hang in there for awhile... still nothing interesting I will either leave it on for background noise and do something else, or I will take it out and put something different in. That said this happens very rarely because I think I do a pretty good job of picking movies that I will enjoy. Photo: Mine
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• Eugene, Oregon
6 Jan 17
I am pretty careful in choosing movies and generally know I will like them. One recent failure was the James Bond movie "Spectre," Daniel Craig playing Bond. It was on the level of a comic book and Craig is no James Bond to me. We did finish it, but I would have turned it off if Anne had not wanted to finish it. I did some myLotting.
• Bangalore, India
6 Jan 17
wow...we never had the rule to sit through something if we didn't enjoy it. ...i remember just drifting out to my room or the computer. But yes...i don't watch a movie if i am bored half an hour in it. It mostly happens with movies that have been recommended to me by family and friends.