I have a simple rule about watching movies that has saved me countless hours of agony. I don’t care about reviews, awards won, who’s in the movie, what’s going on in the movie, or what’s about to happen. If I’m not entertained within 30 minutes, I shut it off. 3
Before I created this rule I sat through innumerable movies in the hopes that they might somehow get better. Eventually I came to the realization that the people who made the movie boring me cannot be trusted to improve the movie before its end.
Don’t believe me? Try and think of one good movie that bored you for the first half hour. 4
What’s the worst movie you’ve seen?
- Like “I Heart Huckabees” the worst movie ever made. Just go to YouTube.com and do a search for “I don’t heart Huckabees” to see what I mean. [↩]
- Photo courtesy of Scootie. [↩]
- Fifteen minutes for a TV program. [↩]
- I can only think of one movie that falls into this category: Unforgiven. Cinematography, acting, blah, blah, blah. The movie was just barely worth it for the last fifteen minutes. [↩]