Midweek Movie Mouth-Off: the moment you realised you wasted your money

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If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that entertainment is expensive, so trips to the cinema are starting to become an exercise in caution. With the price of the tickets and, of course, the snacks, plus the mental exhaustion of braving the crowds, going to watch a movie has become quite costly. So obviously, we do what research we can into the movies we’re going to spend our hard-earned time and money on, because after all, you want the experience to be worth it. Sometimes though, all our careful planning can fall through.

There comes a moment that we’ve all experienced, maybe it happened a movie that you had high hopes for, maybe you didn’t have any expectations at all. Maybe you researched it and read reviews, or maybe you went in blind. But, you’re sitting in the theatre, watching everything unfold on screen and you think to yourself “damn it, I have wasted my money”. Maybe it’s bad enough that you walk out the cinema then and there, but more often than not you suffer through and sit through the rest of the film stewing in your growing resentment.

I can pinpoint that moment exactly with Jupiter Ascending, in the scene where (spoiler alert but, let’s be honest, no one cares about that stupid movie) they get to Sean Bean’s house and the bees magically tell our protagonist that she’s the queen of the universe because “bees can sense royalty” or some other similar bull. At that moment, I was done. Completely done. The awful thing was I think that was still in the first third of the movie, but yes I still soldiered on and watched the rest, despite thinking I could have spent that money on something so much more worthwhile.

What moment of which film made you realise that you had completely wasted your trip to the cinema?

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Last Updated: June 15, 2016

Tracy Benson

All about movies, board games, cider, sci-fi, fantasy and geek culture.

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