Looking Forward to a Movie and Never Seeing It

Looking forward to a movie and never seeing it seems to be the new trend. Movie theater attendance is the lowest that it’s been in twenty years according one article that I read on the internet but I believe it. I used to love going to the movies. I would see a new movie practically every week. Now I only see a new movie every few months, usually about three or four a year. Hollywood has gotten lazy, theaters have gotten more expensive, and there are plenty of better things to do on a Friday night. I still watch movie trailers online though. I like to know what’s coming out and who is in it. Most movies look interesting enough, but I find that my interest has waned when it finally comes out. You only have a two week window to see a new movie before it’s not a topic of discussion anymore and thus not worth watching. There were a lot of blockbusters that I wanted to see this summer like Jurassic World, Ant-Man, Mad Max: Fury Road, Inside Out, Straight Outta Compton, but I only ended up seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron. I saw one movie all summer and that’s it. I’m not the only one. It seems that more and more people are looking forward to a movie and never seeing it, at least not in the theaters. It’s not worth the time or the money to go to the movies anymore.

Critically Rated at 9/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young


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