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Old 01-10-2016, 11:52 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Why on earth would you get shot up in a theatre?
Do you not watch/read the news?

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Old 01-10-2016, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I haven't seen it - not sure if I'm going to - but the senior film critic for the Los Angeles Times, Kenneth Turan, called the film a mixed bag; he said it had its moments but on the whole was disappointing. A friend of mine, a real film buff, didn't care for it. So I am having trouble mustering up any enthusiasm.
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Old 01-10-2016, 12:39 PM
 
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I haven't seen it - not sure if I'm going to - but the senior film critic for the Los Angeles Times, Kenneth Turan, called the film a mixed bag; he said it had its moments but on the whole was disappointing. A friend of mine, a real film buff, didn't care for it. So I am having trouble mustering up any enthusiasm.
I'll buy the Blu Ray but I buy pretty much all the new release Blu Rays.
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Old 01-10-2016, 01:28 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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Wouldn't your chances of being killed or injured be much better during the drive to the theater rather than in the theater?
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Old 01-10-2016, 01:41 PM
 
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And the odds of that happening? It's not going to happen to you. Plus that's what these idiots want, they want to make us live in fear and I refuse to do that.
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:27 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Why on earth would you get shot up in a theatre?
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Wouldn't your chances of being killed or injured be much better during the drive to the theater rather than in the theater?
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And the odds of that happening? It's not going to happen to you. Plus that's what these idiots want, they want to make us live in fear and I refuse to do that.
JRR and Heath V, I totally agree with you! But Kay Effzee, whose comment was to another poster, seemed surprised when this other poster mentioned getting shot up in a theatre. I was merely informing her of events that have occurred in the past couple of years.

Believe me, if I thought I'd get shot in a theatre, I wouldn't go...but I saw Stars Wars the weekend after Christmas, Sisters on New Years Eve, Brooklyn on New Years Day, and The Revenant last night. So I obviously don't live in fear.
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Old 01-10-2016, 04:51 PM
 
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In total, three incidents in three years have left 16 people dead and more than 80 injured.
And in those same three years, how many moving showings have there been across the US in which no shooting occurred?

There are over forty movie auditoriums in my small town. Each of those forty auditoriums have about five showings daily, 365 days a year.

That's 219,000 showings in three years. Even if all those three shootings had occurred right in my town, that would only be less than 0.003 percent. Nobody afraid of a <0.003 percent chance of dying should ever leave his house.

But even that's only if all three shootings had occurred in my town. In fact, they are spread over thousands of movie auditoriums across the country and millions of showings in those three years.
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Old 01-10-2016, 05:01 PM
 
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I haven't seen it - not sure if I'm going to - but the senior film critic for the Los Angeles Times, Kenneth Turan, called the film a mixed bag; he said it had its moments but on the whole was disappointing. A friend of mine, a real film buff, didn't care for it. So I am having trouble mustering up any enthusiasm.
What did they say about "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?" I'll bet they said the same things...and for the same reason.

What we have here is the phenomenon of the "pre-determined trilogy." Crtitics are accustomed to movies being complete plot packages. Even franchise movies tend to be complete plot packages because seldom is the third movie guaranteed before the screenplay for the first is even written.

But that's what we had with "The Hobbit" and what we have with this new Star Wars trilogy. Given that, there is no reason why each movie can't be written as merely an act in a three-act play.
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Old 01-10-2016, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I quit after The Return of The Jedi. Too cute for me.
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Old 01-10-2016, 06:09 PM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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I thought it was close enough to the originals that if you enjoyed those you will enjoy this one. If you didn't like them or enjoy dissecting movies more than watching them then maybe not. I liked it.
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