I went to see moves in the theater on a regular basis when I was a young boy. I also continued into adulthood. I remember when I was dating my wife and she got her first car. She drove me, her two brothers, and a friend to see the movie Thank God it’s Friday, starring Donna Summer.
I can remember my first born, who was about 6 years old, sitting in my lap in the theater, while my wife and I watched Ghost Busters. My wife and children and I saw many movies together including The Prince of Egypt, The Passion of the Christ, and Boys in the Hood. Today, I no longer go to see movies in the theater. There are several reasons why.
I believe movies today are too sexually explicit, and filled with unnecessary violence. I love action, adventure and drama, and something left to the imagination. Movies today have far too much nudity. There are scenes today rated R , that in days gone by would have been X rated.
I desire to be entertained, and not see a porn movie. A good script with plenty of action, romance and drama does not require everyone to take off heir clothes. Also the movies today really do not have good scripts. Te actors today cannot hold a candle to those of decades gone by.
Also, with large flat screen televisions available, DVD’s, and Blue Ray, I can wait to own the film myself. There is also the ability to watch movies on cable or satellite television. Going to a movie theater is not the entertainment necessity it once was. Besides by not paying to see a move in a theater I am saving some of the money that is spent multiple times for the same movie. Think about it for a moment.
You pay $12.00 in the theater, purchase the DVD for $15.00, watch it on a pay TV channel for a monthly fee, and then it comes on a network station for free. Perhaps I am just getting older. I just cannot see paying all this money for movies today that are not that entertaining for me.