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She's right about Indian weddings, though: (organised) chaos.
made me annoyed for a minute or two
as I bet you wouldn't appreciate a bunch of snotty fourteen-year-olds blasting out the Lumineers on their phones all the way through The Tree of Life
I like it. The subtitle nails it.
but, no. sure, broad comedy and action films are fun to watch when there's a level of whooping and wise cracking, and i've enjoyed stuff at the prince charles cinema where being loud and a bit stupid are pretty much encouraged (but the films are basically advertised as such and aimed at people who've already seen them a few times, so don't need any level of concentration).
but some films do reward a high level of concentration, or do create an engaging level of escapism, and when you pay £10 to see it on a high quality screen and with high quality sound, you should be able to enjoy that without distractions.
if i could be bothered, i'd rewrite the whole piece and make it about shitting in public, using all of the same straw men that anyone who doesn't like it is reclusive psycho who doesn't like humans
'When the first Transformers movie came out, one of the key moments in the film is the first time the leader of the Autobots transforms in grand fashion from tractor trailer to giant robot, and pronounces “I am Optimus Prime”. At that precise moment, the guy next to me, a grown man in his early 30s, rose to his feet and shouted “YEAH!” while punching his fist in the air.'
If they'd done the fist pump for "Autobots, roll out!" I'd have had to grudgingly accept.
pretty sure it's wrong and stupid though
shushing people during movies is social conservatism and an attempt to silence the masses in a public space
The point where I have objections is the broadly racist view he applies to it, where he seems to be saying that anyone who's not white is culturally obliged to not give a film its full intent. He begins by drawing his lines more along social ones, which is still pretty dodgy, but by the final section he seems to be implying that all those people I've sat in a cinema with who can trace their history back to the Indian sub continent simply can't be trusted to want to give a film their full attention.
Seems an odd twist to the devil's advocacy he's running with