Here’s something you should know about me: I do not watch movies at theaters. The reason for me not to spend money on sitting in a room with about 100 other people for two hours is twofold.
First of all, there’s my education and the obnoxiousness that comes with it. When you spend four years of your life learning how to write and produce a movie, you tend to get picky when you watch one of these. So, subconsciously, I tend to analyze movies and find different ways on how to do certain things (much to my friends’ chagrin).
This would lead to my friends not enjoying what they paid twenty bucks for; which would lead to me having to hear how I ruined their movie night. Not the most pleasant conversations to say the least.
Secondly, there’s the comfort that theaters give you. Nice sitting, low lighting… both of these things (along with being tired from work), more often than not, have me going to sleep midway through the film.
That is not cool (I guess) if you’re paying twenty bucks to have me go with you to watch a movie. My friend Jimmy experienced this afternoon when we went and watched Stigmata.
So yeah… if you’re thinking about taking me to the movies or inviting me to a movie night at home… I suggest you think twice about it. You might get one of the above-mentioned scenarios if you do so. And for the sake of our friendship, I must say, I’d rather watch movies by myself.