I went to see Skyfall tonight and it was a great movie, but it baffled me how rude people were in the theater. There were babies in the back of the theater crying from time to time. Some people were courteous enough to take their rambuxious children out of the theater, but why the fuck did they bring them to the theater in the first place? 6 and 7 year old kids do not belong at a PG-13 or R rated film. The person behind me was loudly rustling through paper bags at several times in the film. There was a 60 to 70 year old couple sitting two seats over and they were the absolute worst. The woman kept asking what Daniel Craig said or what someone was doing and she would vocalize her emotions with "Oh no!" or "That was gooood." I wanted to walk over and slap her. I literally considered snapping my fingers loudly to get her attention.
It just blows my mind. I didn't necessarily expect the 100% perfect silence I got most of the time at theaters in Tokyo (where I got the feeling that people had actually come to see a film), but I did expect people to be more respectful of the fact that people did not come to listen to other people chatting. Did they miss the part at the beginning of the film that said "NO TALKING"? Did they realize that the reason they want cell phones turned off or in manner mode is the same reason they don't want people to talk?
I love experiencing good movies on the big screen, but the experience is soured when the theater is full of people who don't respect cinema.
Yep, welcome back to the states dude. Every movie I go see, especially IMAX ones, is like that every single time.