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Have you, would you...?

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Have you, would you...?

...walk out of a film at the cinema due to it being so bad?
Many of the reviewers on IMDB frequently say how they walked out as the film was so bad.
No matter how bad a film is I've paid to see it so I'll bloody well get my monies worth Wink Cheesy
The only time I remember walking out was when I took my nephew (around 5 years old at the time) to see Honey I Shunk the Kids. It seemed to scare him and he asked to leave.

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Nope, like you, if I've paid for it, I'm going to sit their and watch it. The box office figures aren't going to show how many people walked out - the ticket was still sold, so what does it achieve anyway?
To say something like "oh I walked out because it was bad" comes across as arrogant, as if your time is so important that you couldn't possibly waste another second of your perfect existence on a rubbish film. I would make an exception for films that are just really, really, really bad.
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I never have walked out of a film and won't as I've paid good money.
I also won't go in if the film has started as some do, even by a couple of minutes as I won't know if I've missed some important bit setting the scene for the plot.
I'll wait for a later showing time.
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I actually walked out of a Moody Blues concert (am areal fan & have all their albums!) - it was at the Royal Albert Hall, but I in an awful seat, could not see the band hardly & they sounded awful Sad
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No but I've wanted to and even wanted to ask for a refund. My missus however wouldn't let me do that latter as she thought it would be 'embarrassing'  Roll eyes
One was the expendables. It was an awful film and I was so disappointed (and bored senseless) I really did want my money back. It was toture watching that. There was another one i went to see with a mate and his bird along with my missus.. can't remember what it was called but one of the characters was blue and could teleport himself to mars. It must have been 3 hours long and so boring I literally wanted to walk out and go somewhere else.
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No, never walked out................ but I've fallen asleep (more than once).
@sprite, was it Watchman..........That was really memorable Cheesy dozed off after ten minutes then slept thru the rest of the film, don't remember the mars bit, (or any of it actually).
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I recorded the film 'Paranormal Activity' last week and settled down to watch it earlier today. It was however filmed in the 'DIY camcorder' stylee. I watched it for about a minute, skipped forward 5,10,30 minutes, saw it was the same throughout and deleted it. I actually thought its a good job I didn't pay to see this at the cinema as I would have walked out. So it's funny really that this topic has been posted today. That said, I have never actually walked out of a bad film. I did fall asleep whilst watching Jurassic Park though !
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I also won't go in if the film has started as some do, even by a couple of minutes as I won't know if I've missed some important bit setting the scene for the plot.

Not so bad years ago in the local Odeon where you could simply stay till it started again or even watch the next showing all the way through.
Due to traffic we were late for Casino Royale by about 5 minutes and had missed the B&W bit. Had to go in, though, as no chance of a refund (opening night Odeon Leicester Square).

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In the US it is common for people to walk out and ask for a refund - and they get it.  I was at the movies here last week and a couple got up and said ' let's go and get our money back'. They left after about 45 minutes.
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Tbh I haven't been to the cinema for years, mostly due to my own arrogance........ in that I like to enjoy a movie and too often that experience has been destroyed by people chatting, scoffing their snacks loudly, or just been obnoxious cos they were not enjoying the film.
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I also won't go in if the film has started as some do, even by a couple of minutes as I won't know if I've missed some important bit setting the scene for the plot.

I know what you mean strat but my hatred was the James Bond films, missing the blood shot eye at the beginning meant it wasn't a James Bond film and I hated that lol
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Cinema experience:
During a busy street scene some people in font of us kept turning round and glaring at some people to our right.
After doing this three times they said sternly to the people on our right "would you please stop talking!!"
The people on our right glanced at us, shrugged and turned back to the film.
They weren't talking, it was coming from the surround speaker on the right hand wall.
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I've fallen asleep in one film (back in 1990 ish) and walked out of another.
The one I walked out of was because of the muppet kids around messing about and ruining the film so rather than tolerate it, I walked out and asked for a refund.
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Yes. walked out of the dire Clint Eastward film "Any Which Way But Loose" the only even slightly amusing bit being the obviously set-up line of bikers being tipped over. What utter rubbish!! The chimp out-acted everyone else on the screen, his dialogue was more understandable than the incoherent mumbling of the rest of the cast, including Eastwood....Ugh!! 
We weren't the only one's to walk out either there was a positive rush for the door.
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I didn't walk out, but I quickly fell asleep when I went to watch that Sean Connery movie The Avengers back in 98 I think it was....it was a truly awful film lol
I think most people in the U.K are too embarrassed to ask for a refund.
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@sprite, was it Watchman..........That was really memorable Cheesy dozed off after ten minutes then slept thru the rest of the film, don't remember the mars bit, (or any of it actually).

Yep, thats the one! Spot on with your guess (how the hell did you without seeing much? lol). It was utter tripe it really was. I really wanted to walk out but being with a mate, his missus, my missus etc it was a bit awkward. Only when we did eventually get outside did he himself then say "That was boring, I wanted to walk out half way through" doh!
Another very boring film was Battlestar Galactica. 3 hours IIRC and although the graphics were excellent whenever there was some action, the plot was so long and drawn out that it was very frustrating. We'd hired it from blockbusters so couldn't really walk out lol but if we'd seen it on the big screen we probably would have.
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