So I read lots of movie reviews and am always hearing how the audience applauded this or that or cheered the hero on or something.
I'm 33 years old and have seen an insane amount of films in theaters in my life. I have seen people applaud a movie ONCE. The crowd actually applauded Austin Powers 2 which I saw in a theater in Century City in LA.
I've never seen it where I'm from or anywhere else. Is it a regional thing? Where I'm from, people might laugh at a movie out loud or possibly be a goober and talk to the characters in the movie out loud, but at the end, people get up and file out the door.
Why this bugs me enough to post about it, I don't know.....but I'd love to get feedback on this.
I only applauded once, and it was at the opening of Star Wars Episode III. Every began to applaud when the initial credits came on. I don't think it was as much for the movie as it was the first night for the new Brew & View theater.
I usually hate people that clap at the end of the movie. I just don't get it.
Occasionally, I'll see applauding at the end of the movie. It's usually one person that starts it and then others instinctively join in. It doesn't really bother me, so I just ignore it. What does bother me, though, is talkers. There's nothing like somebody running their trap in the theater to completely take you out of a movie. Oh, and people kicking the back of my chair. <img src=/forums/images/smiles/kiss.gif>