Why I don’t go to movies much

I didn’t read the entire review posted on Kuro5hin about Matrix Reloaded, but it contained an interesting summary of why I don’t go to movies much:

It’s not that I don’t like movies; I love them. It’s just that I don’t particularly care for the moviegoing experience. I’d rather wait until the DVD comes out and watch somthing in the comfort of my own home, where I can smoke cigarettes and have a drink, maybe pause it to take a leak or get a snack. Sitting in a freezing theatre without a cigarette for over two hours is too much like going to church, except religious institutions don’t gouge you on the $3.75 medium Pepsi.

While I don’t smoke, and don’t plan to start any time soon, and I’m more of a Coke man than Pepsi, but the spirit is there. There are very few movies that benefit enough from the big screen to offset the unpleasantness of theater experience.

Of course, just MHO, and I’m fully aware that millions of folks disagree with me. But then, that’s why this is *my* blog. Nyeah.