Rant 19: When People Talk During Films

27 Jan Howdy people and welcome to another instalment in my blogging rants. I can’t believe that its been almost a year since the last rant, that’s mental. with all the crazy stuff I had to deal with in 2016 I’m surprised I didn’t make a few more posts last year. But nevermind, I’m back to talk about something that’s always irked me for a long time and that is people who talk during films.


Now this may not be a big deal for people who aren’t that into films but for me and many other film lovers it’s an infuriating experience. For most people films are fun to watch alone or with friends whether you’re in the cinema or at home, but when someone starts talking away during a film you have to questions things like:

  1. Why watch a film if you’re going to talk though it?
  2. If you have questions about what you’re watching, why not let the film answer those questions?

It is mainly terrible when you’re in the cinema because it is the ultimate film-watching experience and you can be in the best mood ever while being fully immersed in a great film… But then you get some selfish asshole, or multiple assholes, whether they’re teenagers, groups of loud girls or guys, annoying couples or old people, sometimes they talk too much. Children are the worst offenders because parents either bring them in because they have no baby sitters or decide to bring them into a screening for a film rated higher than their age… But sometimes it’s not just random people that can bug you, sometimes it can be your own friends and family. On numerous occasions I’ve watched films with people I know only for them to constantly ask me questions or moan about the quality of the film and it got so tedious. My mum is the worst for that, she always asks questions and just doesn’t let things play out, she’s vocal about the notable elements of a film like a bad joke, character death or a double cross, it’s especially annoying when its a film I haven’t seen before and I miss certain details. But then there was my uncle on Christmas Day, good gravy I think he may be as bad as my mum. We watched most of The Avengers and Ant-Man and had to comment on everything from the story, to character motivations to the realism and everything else, and considering that I love those films I hate to be distracted and good god it was almost impossible, and it made me wonder how much worst he’d be like if he was in the cinema. Now I have no issue with watching film with people at all, in fact I welcome it for certain times of films like comedy, horror and superhero films, but with all that bloody jibber jabber, it makes me glad that have the option to watch films alone just to avoid the distraction of people around me. In the end people respect the film watching experience and be silent unless the film wants you to make noise, if you’re talking and not paying attention to the film just get lost.

Well that’s another rant over. Hopefully this has been somewhat insightful and if you’ve had any similar experiences please be sure to comment about it in comments below. Until the next time people, laters. πŸ™‚


Posted by on January 27, 2017 in Films, Life, Media, Rant


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3 responses to “Rant 19: When People Talk During Films

  1. Cosmoflips

    January 28, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Mate, we’re on the same wavelength. These people are one of the main reasons I barely go to the cinema anymore. People can’t be trusted. It’s so rare to go to one of the big cinema chains and have a completely pleasant, uninterrupted experience.

    I don’t mind if people have a little repartee in the cinema, but if they’re going to chatter constantly they should go home and watch a movie on their own TV. I get that it’s somewhat of a social occasion, but the talking should occur after the viewing.

    And don’t even get me started on people who bring unruly children and refuse to take them outside or attempt to calm them down. Do you remember that demon when we saw Iron Man 2? That beast went on a rampage for like half an hour and ultimately ruined the movie for me.

    Then there’s people who use their phones! I hate them. You’re absorbed in a movie then suddenly from the corner of your eye comes this obnoxious bright light. There’s no need β€” why are they even there? Some people even answer their phones. It drives me insane.

    • Hypersonic55

      January 29, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      Dude you have described my feelings about dodgy cinema experiences to a tee. I am very cautious of when I go to the cinema and I’m mindful of timing, day of the week and how long I have to wait Iafter the film’s release. If I had better options that were accessible and within my budget I’d go for it. These days I mainloy deal with those frigging phone lights, good god they are so bright and distracting, I watched Split the other night and my sister’s friend busted out her phone twice right next to me, ruined my immension yo! And dude, I haven’t forgotten about that Iron Man 2 experience, in fact I reference it as one of my worst cinema experiences ever, stupid parents and unruly children need to sort their lives out before they ruin other people’s film experiences.

  2. Alexander Green

    February 2, 2017 at 3:40 am

    I tend to go in the afternoons on weekdays (I’m lucky my schedule always me this), so I’ve been largely able to avoid this problem so far πŸ™‚ But I know what’s it like, and it sucks! I also hate the glare of cell phones in the row in front of me as well…why pay money to watch a film if you’re going to look at your phone half the time? And if so, put your darn screen brightness down! lol


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