So during the three day weekend I took some time out to go watch Terminator Salvation. I won’t go into full on review mode, but I will say that I enjoyed the movie.
There was a point in that night that annoyed the hell out of me though. Directly after the movie ended, during the closing credits, some members of the audience felt it appropriate to give the movie a 10 second standing ovation. Really? I don’t see Christian Bale anywhere in the movie theater guys. What the hell are you clapping for?
Are you showing appreciation for the theater workers who were able to keep the floor to minimum stickiness today? Or maybe you were applauding your fellow audience members for keeping the noise to a tolerable level during the movie? Either of these would make more sense than clapping at the big inanimate screen at the front of the theater.
Oh how movie clappers annoy me so. It’s annoying when the movie is a marginally good movie, but it’s even more annoying when the movie sucks. The most annoying of all is when I think the movie is great. This is because I often find myself clapping right along with those douchebag movie clappers just off of pure reflex. I just saw something awesome, I hear clapping, I should clap too. Then I catch myself and think “Dave you idiot! You’re clapping at a movie. Cut it out!”
Do you clap at the movies?