Movie Theater, Television, or a Good Ol'e Book

I went to a movie theater this weekend to see the movie "Killers" with Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl. The movie was decent, cute, and full of great action and special effects.

But, I'm not really posting a review here. I think it will turn out more like a rant.

What disturbed me about the movie, or theater, or whatever, was that I was made to sit through commercials (for underarm deodorant, among other things) before watching the actual movie.

Hey, I don't mind the little slide show for local businesses or movie trivia on the screen before the movie begins. I don't even mind sitting through twenty minutes of previews for upcoming movies. But, I can't help but wonder, if I wanted to see commercials, couldn't I just have stayed home and watched television and saved myself thirty bucks?

I'm just a little disappointed that, after paying a bunch of money to see something I consider special, I'm made to sit and watch commercials as if I was at home watching television. But hey, on the bright side, at least the movie itself was not interrupted to slide in a commercial. I'm sure that will be coming soon.


  1. Wow, they have commercials now? I don't usually go to movies because I hate crowds but now I have another reason not to go.


  2. Your exactly right- I don't worry about attending a movie on time because I have at least 20-30 min for those darn ads to run... But if I had one of those $6,000 (just an estimate) a month ads playing up there it had better play until everyone pukes. And you have to wonder if the deodorant ad was a subliminal message to movie go-ers (be considerate to others)
    I'm gonna wait to see this on DVD.

  3. This trend annoys me as well! Sometimes it's one commercial - sometimes several. I could stay home and watch TV for that kind of abuse.

  4. Thanks for the comments. I guess one can infer, from my post, that I have not been to see many movies lately. I don't know how long people have been watching commercials before a movie but, I don't like the trend either.

    Notwithstanding my comment, I'm sure I'll just suck it up and go right back out and watch more movies.

  5. Yes, it's something that's been going on for some time now. I've never seen a deodorant commercial at the movies, but I usually go see action or sci-fi movies and am usually forced to sit through commercials for cars, video games and army recruitment, so I'm assuming it's a demographic thing.

    I used to be a once a week movie goer but this, among other factors, has reduced my theater trips to a handful of times per year.


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