Monday, May 31, 2010

Dear Jon Favreau, You'll be Happy to Know that Iron Man 2 is Still Playing to Sold Out Theaters

I've been waiting three weeks to see Iron Man 2. I admit that, as a grown woman, I have been a little bit too excited about its release. It was becoming obvious that trying to coordinate everyone's schedule so that we can all go together as a group just wasn't going to come to fruition, so today it was just the kids and I. I just spent $36.50 on the price of movie theater admission and $32.00 on snacks. That is nearly SEVENTY DOLLARS to watch Iron Man 2, only to have it interrupted repeatedly by the preschool aged children that are apparently immersed in some kind of social stunting program. You know the one where the parents don't set boundaries and let their little darlings do whatever the hell they want, no matter how much it might be bothering other people? Those parents give the rest of us a bad name. If your child doesn't have the attention span to sit through a movie in silence LIKE MY CELL PHONE IS REQUIRED TO DO, then escort them to the nearest play area and let them get the wiggles out. Rent it when it becomes available on DVD. Download that shit with video on demand. I don't care how you end up seeing it. What you should be doing is teaching your children that the world is not their oyster when it comes at the expense of other people.

It is parents like that that are raising a generation of self entitled insufferable members of society. It is parents like that that cause any adult boarding a plane with children in tow to be on the business end of the glowering, scowly, frowny-faced looks from other passengers; because the general public doesn't decipher the well-meaning parents from the lackadaisical. We're all guilty until we touchdown on that runway without incident.

When I pay to sit in a sold out theater just three rows from the screen, I didn't do it to watch your daughter dance, or sing, or swing from the hand rail, or explore in general, or talk to the other child or you. I'm sure she's a doll and a sweetheart but she is not at all interested in watching Iron Man 2. I missed key elements of the movie. I had my own children use the bathroom before we took our seats so that I wouldn't have to miss any of the movie by leaving the theater. Nor do I think I should have to by fetching an employee to tell you what the rules of the theater are. And they are this SILENCE IS GOLDEN! So stfu.

13 comments:

knittergran said...

I'm with you!
Thank you...

smalltownmom said...

Hear hear. And pre-school? Way too young for that kind of movie.

Shania said...

Amen sister!

Manic Mommy said...

Exactly! My five-year-old has just started to be movie acceptable - and I'm talking about How to Train Your Dragon. Iron Man 2? Maybe when he's 12.

MamaHen Em said...

Oh I would have been so, so mad! Those are the parents that I wish I could smack!

Orion said...

You are much nicer than I am. I would have told her to have her child shut the hell up! If she couldn't arrange that, I would happily get the manager of the theater to kick her and the rancid fruit from her loins tossed out on their asses....but then...as I mentioned...I'm not that nice.

JoeinVegas said...

I hope you said this out lout while at the theatre.

MelADramatic Mommy said...

You're right. We all look bad because of people like that. I can't tell you how many movies we've missed because they're not appropriate for our DS or because we didn't have a sitter.

Diane J. said...

AMEN!

Orion: I want to go to the theater with you, LOL. But then you may boot my heiny out because I wouldn't be able to control my laughter.

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

Hellz to the yeah.

Lisa..... said...

I totally due netflix because I hate all of those people.

Dawn in Austin said...

We have a movie theater here that does not allow anyone under 18, unless it's a family movie. They serve wine and beer and the best popcorn anywhere, along with some scrumptious pizzas.

Because I don't do little kids in the movie theater, either.

Susan said...

Last time I was at the movies an Adult came in late to sit in the seats his kids saved for him and his wife and proceeded to chat. He sushed me louder when I quietly sushed him. It was obvious him and his kids were movie hopping for the price of one. What a shining example he was for his progeny. And we wonder why