We don’t go to the movies as often as we would like. Even before kids, we just didn’t make the time to see a flick in the theater.
We have friends, no joke, that would do three movies on a Saturday, in a theater, no problem.
Us? Not so much.
After writing the following list, though, I might have a few ideas why we tend to watch short form films (ie TV shows) vs. full-blown movies:
Thing 1: For the love of all that is good on this planet, STOP TALKING!!!
I can’t help it. I see something funny, I see something interesting and I want to TALK about it. OMG. Because I understand that it is socially unacceptable to talk in theaters, I reserve this most annoying trait for home viewing.
Thing 2: STOP GUESSING THE ENDINGS!
… correctly… I don’t think my guesses regarding the endings of movies would be so terrible if they weren’t usually so spot on. I admit that I did not guess the ending to Sixth Sense, but I was like 16 or 18 when that was released. A lot of kids that age can’t guess the ending to a night of drinking, so I’m going to give myself the nod on that one. Tonight I guessed the ending to a movie and Frank spent the next five minutes pseudo annoyed because, darn it, he was enjoying the EXPERIENCE of the movie and did not want it ruined. And also? I was right. BAM. Again. (as usual, etc, etc)
Thing 3: SIT STILL!!
When at a theater, I tend to order the biggest, baddest diet coke I can find. And I drink it ALL before the opening credits. When at home, I like to shift my positions as frequently as possible, so as to encourage good blood flow. The end result, for Frank, is that I either wait until a major plot moment to need to get up and move OR I wait for a major plot moment to need to get up and move.
He LOVES when I do that.