Originally Posted by replayrob
Well, to be frank- the movie industry now caters to kids and 20 somethings. For many reasons including- they're not as critical as older viewers and will go spend to see absolute rubbish without even batting an eyelash because it gives them something to do away from home. The kids don't complain about the temperature in the theater, they don't complain about focus issues, they don't care about the price and quality of concessions, they don't complain about commercials before the feature, and it seems they readily accept others around them talking and texting during the feature that upsets older viewers to no end. More to the point of this thread and the drop off of quality some suggest all digital will bring- the young viewers aren't going to complain- because after a few trips to the theater, they'll just accept it and move on...
Um. As a 20-something who cares very much about picture quality and people talking and texting at the theater, I think your vast generalization is a disservice to people like me. I think, what you mean to say, is that the American movie-going public is very much not inclined to care about those things, while certain members of the population (those of us on this forum) are increasingly drawn to home theater experiences as better because they don't include those interruptions and sub-par experiences. I get your complaints, but I think you blame "young people" as if you want them to get off your lawn. I'm not on your lawn, dude. Chill.
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