Things Everybody Else Loves That I Hate-Seeing Movies at Midnight
Maybe it’s just me and I am most likely alone in this,but I don’t care, I just don’t get why it matters so much to see a movie at Midnight on a Thursday. Is it really that important in the light of eternity to sacrifice sleep to see a movie? Really? Come on!
Yes,this is coming in the wake of the Harry Potter release a couple days ago. I have never read Harry Potter, I’m not into it and probably one of the reasons why is because the books came out after I graduated from high school and I always say this when questioned about it… I’m not seven. These books are for children and I am not a child anymore, I turn 30 in February. I want to make one thing clear, I’m not hating on you if you like these movies, if you do,that’s great, the issue is seeing these movies at an ungodly hour,I’ll pick on you HP fans later on towards the end of the year.
It’s not just Harry Potter movies, it’s these other movies like Twilight or Avatar or Star Wars or Lord of the Rings, all these “nerd” movies that people flock to late at night as if it was the end of the world (and people act like it’s the end of the world if they don’t see it at that time). Not to mention bosses everywhere around the country are giving people the day off to go see a movie in the middle of the night. When there are so many people who don’t even have a job right now that need one, this seems like a ticky-tack reason to give someone the day off from work. Just sayin…
I have some breaking news for you folks: it’s the same movie they show at Midnight that is shown at Noon. They aren’t showing a different movie at Midnight, it’s the same one. Plus if you are on the West coast like I am, you have people in three other time zones that already saw it and will probably ruin it for you if you’re lucky enough to have friends living back east. What’s so bad about getting a good night’s rest and seeing it at a later time?
In recent years, I’ve been of the belief that very little good things happen after Midnight when you are out. Working in a not-so-good part of town for a couple of years will give you that mindset. Not that I’ve had anything bad happen to me after that time but I try to be cautious about where I am and what I’m doing at that time. Like for instance, if I am out on Saturdays, I try to be home before Midnight because there are so many drunken idiots on the road at that time and I enjoy having a pulse, so being out after Midnight, especially on Saturday, is not exactly a high priority.
My point is you have all the time in the world to see a movie (an overpriced, overhyped one,I might add), what’s the point of going right away?