$20. is the cost of the two tickets to the movie last night. I paid it because I wanted to see a Meryl Streep film about Julia Child. It's a good thing Meryl Streep was so wonderful in it, because what I had to endure between the time I paid my $20. and actually got to see the movie was something so hellish, I swear I will never set foot in a Cineplex again.
Granted, we got there about 10 min. before the movie was to start. Perhaps we should have come earlier to get a better seat. But we had no idea the theater would be packed to the gills! I understand, now. It's the only film out there right now with any appeal to an intelligent adult audience.
So ten minutes before the film started we were forced to sit in the down front section, where your neck is wrenched in a craned position for 2 hrs., and the screen is slightly keystoned. Not a great beginning. They had the advertisements running from some *service* called First Look. It's a packaging company that puts together the most ear splitting obnoxious movie trailers combined with product advertising-- a one-two punch to the head and gut.
The obnoxious style of slash and burn editing, coupled with having to sit so close up to it was absolutely nauseating. The most offensive, disgusting assault to my senses that I've had to endure in some time. I actually suggested to my husband that we get up and leave and not even see the movie-- it was so horrible. I had my fingers in my ears and my eyes squeezed shut for as long as I could. I am not exaggerating for effect.
To say that the movie previews being shown were obnoxious is to say the least--one such *treat* was a trailer for a movie about the end of the earth--mass destruction, incredible suffering, horrors you can't even imagine, on and on for what seemed like an eternity--- only to conclude with the title----2012----there was a moment of silence after the big 2012 hit the screen and I uttered out loud-- Oh Great! Just what we need.--- and the people around me groaned and laughed in agreement.
Who makes this ****? why is it being inflicted on humanity? It's no longer enough to just say *well, I won't be seeing it*--- other people are seeing it--- and they shouldn't. This is what sends people over the edge. Why is the movie industry trying to make people go psychotic with fear, anxiety, distress? this is entertainment? No, I think not. This isn't 1992- it's 2009. We're all psychotic enough, thank you very much.
I swear, I don't know why I fork over $20. to be treated like this?