What other reason would you have those moments, if not to have people react to them? It's certainly distracting when it's out of place, but there are certain parts in movies that are made to get a clear and usually audible response. I dunno, I feel like sharing the same response makes you feel closer to everyone.Metalwario64 wrote:It's terrible in America when you have disclaimers at the beginning of the movies to not use your cellphones, then you have 100 people doing just that. It's so distracting to me.Vegard Aune wrote:You know, it's funny, living in Norway and having been in Japan for nine months... I just think stuff like this sounds horribly annoying. Like, both Norway and Japan has that standard of remaining quiet throughout the entire screening. Granted I do of course sometimes hear people laughing at particularly funny bits and I remember there being applause at the end of Star Wars Episode 3... but in Japan though? Complete silence from start to finish. They even have a disclaimer at the start of each movie requesting, among other things, that the audience keep quiet while the movie is showing. I just feel like havin the audience loudly reacting to the movie's highlights would just be distracting.MagicBox wrote:Conversely, the crowd I was with for Toy Story 3 made the movie even better. They laughed at all the right times, cheered when it was appropriate, and knew perfectly well when to stay quiet.
As for the Cell phones, it's a terrible problem in America. For some reason people think they're too important to follow a simple rule. Movies were made as an escape from reality, a distraction. And people have such short attention spans that they need a distraction from their distraction.