Aussie movie habits
I love movies, I love seeing films in theaters, I love movie popcorn, I love the whole thing. Since I moved to Sydney, I have seen a few movies and I have noticed some interesting things about Australian movie watching behavior.
First off, movie tickets are ridiculously expensive. I went and saw Argo today and the ticket cost me $23. So there is that.
Second, Aussies like to talk during movies. I noticed it for the first time when I went and saw The Campaign with Galifinakas and Ferrel. People talked throughout and I thought, okay its a comedy some of the stuff was over the top, so okay I get it. Then I went and saw The Sapphires, which is an Australian film I would highly recommend, still people talked during the film even though its much more serious. Still I let it go, thinking its an australian film, so clearly its okay if Aussies talk during it. But today I saw Argo, a really serious film, aside from the comic relief from Alan Arkin and John Goodman, and yet STILL people talked.
You see, I have rules about how things should be done in group situations. And I feel like everyone should know what these rules should be, because they are really based in common sense, or at least in the way I think the world should work. So when people break these rules, I (silently) loose my mind. Which means I go through all sort of revenge scenarios about the people who break my rules but actually do nothing about it.
Third, Aussies have no issue with sitting in seats right next to strangers even though there are plenty of other open seats. And yes, that is totally breaking one of my rules.
Finally, Aussie movie popcorn is WAY to salty. I blame it on their love of Vegemite.
But besides all of that, seeing a movie in Australia is a total pleasure.