If you can’t find the off button, I’ll find it for you.
Everyone agrees, it is annoying when a cell phone rings during a movie. However, it seems text messaging or playing games on a cell phone is acceptable. I am here to tell you IT IS NOT! Why is it so difficult to turn off your cell phone for two hours? That is only 120 minutes of your life. Don’t we go to the movies to disconnect from the real world? So disconnect already!
Lately I’ve had the displeasure of sitting next to people who spend the entire movie playing on their cell phone. The irritating green glow usually starts up about the time I’m really getting into the movie. Last week I saw the new Indiana Jones movie (review to be posted this week) and apparently the girl next to me was not interested. For three quarters of the movie she text messaged and played games on her cell phone. I can’t believe her batteries didn’t run out. (Someone should invent a machine that sucks the battery power from cell phones – I’d buy one for the movie theater).
Think these are isolated cases? Just take a look around a crowded theater and you’ll see eerily green faces dotting the seats. How would these people like it if I brought a small flashlight and shined it into my face during the entire movie? How about I flick it on and off repeatedly for two hours?
If you can’t be separated from the world for 120 minutes, don’t go to the movies. Movie tickets are expensive and I would like to make the most of my movie going experience. Please, turn you cell phones OFF in the movie theater.
Don’t even get me started on people who bring in individually wrapped candies.