Yep. I’m that kid.
The movies. The theatre is nice but, the thing you actually pay to see. Not so nice. (So far,) I have two main reasons.
- Emotional manipulation
Emotional manipulation. See, I dislike being emotionally manipulated. I don’t like having my emotions pulled from side to side within 2 hours and then not be expected to be in a state of disequilibrium for the rest of the week. Seriously, bittersweet films (i.e. Les Choristes) can throw me into a mini-depression for a week, with me crying randomly and just being in a bad/melancholy mood. Then, I don’t feel like working and there goes my homework for the next week. The following week, I’ll be playing catch-up. Why not save movies for the summer? Because I’d still suffer the state of inner turmoil as Jack and Jill go through perilous adventures and almost die like 5 million times and finally make it to their destination. Oh and Jill dies along the way. Yeah, try to not feel bad. Comedic movies are worse. Most of them try to make you feel bad at the end laughing at the pariah. “See, he wasn’t a fool,” they suggest as the camera zooms in on his sad face. Well guess what?! It’s a movie! I want to sit and laugh. You movie directors could either take up for him along the way or just let us laugh. Movies aren’t real life. I’m already sad enough from watching tragedies. Maybe I’m just too sensitive or unable to deal with emotions so I avoid them? I don’t know (so i’ts probably the latter) but what I do know is that I can not and never have been able to stand these mind games. Even back when I “liked movies” (which I didn’t, I was only trying to fit in). Now, I’m honest about it. “Nope, I don’t want to see a movie. I dislike them….”
Politics. Most movies have a point and many have a political purpose. I’m usually analyzing the movie along the way, so I’ll pick up on the slant. That’s where the fun starts. I’ll start arguing each point that I find and then, suddenly, I’m not watching the movie anymore, I’m ranting. “Sure, the movie’s nice, the nature shots are great. Just one thing. That idea is a little overrated. In fact, it’s not even plausible because….” Et cetera. Next thing I know, I have a tiny idea of what the movie’s about and couldn’t even really enjoy the film’s artwork or whatnot because the slant bothered me so much.
So see? It is possible to dislike the movies AND be a thoughtful human being. This aversion does limit the amount of things I can do with friends, though….but sticking to my guns is more fun, so life just got more difficult.
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