There’s a reason people use the phrase, “the magic of the movies.” Similar to a good comic, a good movie has the power to transport you to another time or place. Through their stories, they can evoke multiple emotions – making you laugh, cry, jump, scream or wonder – it’s what keeps us coming back to our theater seats, buckling our figurative seatbelts, preparing to embark on another magical movie journey …
That is, until we encounter every moviegoer’s worst nightmare: the villains, if you will, that stand in the way of our movie adventures.
For example, the movie talker: the root of all movie theater evil; sucking all the magic out of the movie with their incessant chatter.
Next, the cell phone user: like the movie talker, except with an added annoyance factor because they have their cell phones to make noise, too.
Moving on, you have the seat kickers, who not only ruin your movie, but also leave you with a big-screen-sized migraine.
Then, there are those people whose deafening chewing noises make you want to sign a petition to ban snacks from movie theaters altogether (shudder).
And who could forget the row shufflers – those people (usually sitting in the middle of the row) who are constantly getting up, shuffling in and out, throughout the entire movie?
You’ve probably never been thankful for sticky theater floors, but you would be if they were this sticky:
Finally, there are the inappropriate-reaction people: the ones who laugh and cry at the wrong times (usually the same people who decide it makes sense to clap at the end of the movie).
That concludes my list of movie villains. What’s your biggest movie theater pet peeve?