Whew! I thought it was the movies that stunk…

Cape Times – Hollywood finds itself at the mercy of cellphone-toting teenagers

According to movie executives, it’s not the fact that the movies suck that’s causing people to stop watching them. It’s those damned kids and their cell phones.

See, since all these kids have cell phones this year (which, apparently, they didn’t have last year), they’re sitting in the theater calling their friends on the outside and warning them away from the crapfest. Why all their friends are standing outside the theater while they suffer through The Hulk is not explained. Perhaps it’s some sort of gang initiation.

“Timmy, in order to hang with us, dude, you gotta sit through Charlie’s Angels. And we mean all of it! No skipping out half-way. Here! Take this cell phone and do an Ebert for us. We can’t read.”

Yeah. That’s the ticket. So to speak…

[Grooving to: Dead Flowers by Revolver]

[ via Sgt. Grump ]

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7 Responses to Whew! I thought it was the movies that stunk…

  1. domino says:

    That’s why I don’t go to movies anymore…it’s full of them Teenage Menaces!

  2. Ric the Schmuck says:

    And to think that I was contemplating sneaking a beer into the movies the other night 🙂
    Once a menace…

  3. LeeAnn says:

    The only thing more delightful while watching a movie than having a chattering, near-Tourette’s teen on a cell phone right behind you is those everso responsible parents who bring a shrieking two year old so we can all share in the joy.
    Get in there with an old man translating it into Spanish for his mostly-deaf granny and you’ve got the trifecta of movie-going.

  4. Solonor says:

    I know! We had a dad and kid combo behind us during Seabiscuit. “Dad. What’s that mean? Dad! Why did he do that?”

    My kids were taught to act like hooligans right up until the previews start (which is what my wife and I do). Then, it’s shut the hell up!

  5. etherian says:

    Just like the drinking age is 21, I think those teen mongrels shouldn’t be allowed, by law, to own or even have in their possession, a cell phone until they can learn to be responsible with it.

    On second thought… do away with all cell phones.

  6. Solonor says:

    But…but…I’ve got mine programmed to play “Fish Heads”… *pout*

    Don’t throw out the baby with the bath water.

  7. Ric The Schmuck says:

    Tell me that’s for real…. do you really hve Fish Heads as your ring tone? WAY cool.

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