The W
Views: 97688847
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
25.7.14 2009
The W - One Question... - Do you stay and watch the credits?
This thread has 6 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 4.58
Pages: 1 2 Next
(185 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (21 total)
dwaters
Lap cheong








Since: 16.10.02
From: Connecticut

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 10 hours
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.48
I don't go to the movies that often, but when I do I like to stick around and read the credits. This seems to piss off everyone I ever go with- friends, wife, kids.
Today at "Monsters vs. Aliens" (thumbs up, BTW) I had a kid on each arm physically pulling me out of the theater.

I like to see the little bloopers and things they add on at the end-- like the special guest cameo at "Iron Man"'s end.

This has become less important now that we have www.imdb.com, but really what's three or four more minutes after sitting for two hours?
Promote this thread!
Downtown Bookie
Morcilla








Since: 7.4.02
From: The Inner City, Now Living In The Country

Since last post: 44 days
Last activity: 1 day
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.37
I haven't watched a movie inside a theater in a long, long time; but back when I used to go, yes, I would always stay to watch the credits. Of course, back when I first started going to the movies, end credits were much, much shorter than they are today.

One reason why I would make it a point to stay and watch the end credits is because, as dwaters mentioned, some movie makers reward those who do; sometimes with bloopers and outtakes, or (like with Abrahams and Zucker) with jokes and one-lines mixed in with the actual credits.

But the main reason why I would stay is a general philosophy I hold to whenever I go out. Most people, it seems, are "beat the crowd" types; that is, leave the game before it's over, get out of the theater as soon as the movie ends, etc., all in an effort to beat the crowd out of the door, out of the parking lot, and onto the highway. Me, I prefer to let the crowd beat me out the door. I watch the credits all the way to the end at the movies, watch all the various end-of-game activities at sporting events, hang around the lobby at shows and watch the unsold merchandise get packed back up, etc.; all so that when I finally leave, there's no more traffic to sit in, because everyone else has already cleared out. I've found that leaving public events in this manner is a lot easier on the nerves, and goes a long way towards keeping one's blood pressure in check. Plus, I've met a lot of interesting people in this manner, people whom I otherwise would have missed.


(edited by Downtown Bookie on 29.3.09 0603)


http://www.americasupportsyou.mil


"Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help." - Isaiah 58:7 (New Living Translation)
dMp
Banger








Since: 4.1.02
From: The Hague, Netherlands (Europe)

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 11 hours
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.13
I stay for the credits and I find myself compelled to actually read them.
If I see a funny name I'll chuckle about that, but in general just marvel about how many people it took to make those 90 to 120 minutes I just watched.

Obviously it is mostly because I don't want to miss the extras.
And being able to walk out without getting crushed is another reason.
Luckily all my movie-going friends are the same.






Avatar Mud
AWArulz
Knackwurst








Since: 28.1.02
From: Louisville, KY

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 1 hour
AIM:  
Y!:
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.71
always stay. Want to know the music, if nothing else. And my kids knew that - no tugging on Dad.



We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.


“That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy” - Swift

Oliver
Scrapple








Since: 20.6.02
From: #YEG

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 11 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.07
I always stay to the end of the credits...for three reasons:

1: it shows respect to all the people that made the movie possible.

2: I like to read the stupid technical details, and see where these movies were made

3: By the time the credits are over, the majority of traffic and crowds have dispersed, which offers an easier trip to the washroom or the car.



Dash Dynamic!
Wpob
Lap cheong








Since: 21.11.02
From: Williston Park, NY

Since last post: 9 days
Last activity: 1 day
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.57
    Originally posted by Oliver
    I always stay to the end of the credits...for three reasons:

    1: it shows respect to all the people that made the movie possible.

    2: I like to read the stupid technical details, and see where these movies were made

    3: By the time the credits are over, the majority of traffic and crowds have dispersed, which offers an easier trip to the washroom or the car.


I am with you on #3 - only if my kids have not been "holding it" for half the movie. Then we make the mad "excuse me" rush to the bathroom.



Life is hilariously cruel.
Alessandro
Lap cheong








Since: 2.1.02
From: Worcester MA

Since last post: 42 days
Last activity: 20 days
#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.56
    Originally posted by dwaters
    Do you stay and watch the credits?


Of course ... I payed full price for my ticket, so I'm going to get my money's worth and see every second of that movie from beginning to end.

Actually, when I went to go see the last "Hulk" movie, one of the members of the theatre cleanup crew actually came up to me and told me there wasn't any special extras at the end of the credits ... I suppose he was just being polite (maybe he thought he was doing me a favor by saving me the trouble of looking for an "Iron Man"-esque bonus), but it kind of pissed me off a little





Parquet Wishes and Leprechaun Dreams
FALCONNNN PAWNCH!!!


JST
Liverwurst








Since: 20.1.02
From: Quebec City, CAN

Since last post: 12 days
Last activity: 14 hours
#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.58
I'm with most, if a certain song hooked me, I wanna know what it is. I'll also stay if I'm told there'll be something at the end of the credits (ex: The Matrix Reloaded, X-Men 3)



samoflange
Lap cheong








Since: 22.2.04
From: Cambridge, MA

Since last post: 282 days
Last activity: 274 days
#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.14
First and only time was for Iron Man. Maybe if I drove to the theater it would be different due to the crowds/traffic aspect, but any extra scenes are not worth the wait when I can watch them on youtube, dailymotion, etc.



Lloyd: When I met Mary, I got that old fashioned romantic feeling, where I'd do anything to bone her.
Harry: That's a special feeling.
Lexus
Bierwurst








Since: 2.1.02
From: Stafford, VA

Since last post: 7 days
Last activity: 1 day
AIM:  
#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.85
Rarely. If I know there's some special thing during or after, I'll stand where I was if only to stretch my legs. But, after sitting for that long, I definitely need to stretch my legs.

Occasionally I have been walking out and turned and stopped when something extra showed up on the screen, or if there's a dispute as to who was in a movie. But more often than not, I'm out of the theater quick.



"Laugh and the world laughs with you. Frown and the world laughs at you."
-Me.
StaggerLee
Scrapple








Since: 3.10.02
From: Right side of the tracks

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 4 hours
AIM:  
Y!:
#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.89
I think Ferris Bueller said it best. "GO HOME"
Teapot
Kishke








Since: 1.8.02
From: Louisville KY

Since last post: 74 days
Last activity: 4 days
#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.88
I always stay for the credits. Sometimes it's because I want to know who sang that one song, and I also like to find out where the movie was filmed (and try to guess where from the names of the crewmembers).



pieman
As young as
he feels








Since: 11.12.01
From: China, Maine

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 12 hours
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.30


We always stay for all the credits. Old people don't move very fast, you know.




The Eliminated Ex-World Champion New York Football Giants
dunkndollaz
Banger








Since: 3.1.02
From: Northern NJ

Since last post: 7 days
Last activity: 1 day
#14 Posted on
    Originally posted by pieman
    We always stay for all the credits. Old people don't move very fast, you know.


Yep - takes awhile for these old bones to get out of my seat and more & more movies are putting cool stuff at the end anyway



I'm Blind Jimmy Winthrop, Blues singer for the Rich.
supersalvadoran
Landjager








Since: 10.1.08
From: westbury, new york

Since last post: 11 days
Last activity: 5 hours
#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.64
Of course I'll stay all the way through the credits. It's the same reason I'll stay at the ballpark through the goodnight song instead of leaving in the seven or eight inning: what is the point of trying to get out early when you're just going to get stuck in traffic and lose any chance to getting back home earlier in the process? In any event, sometimes I have trouble hearing people's names in the movies and like to check the credits to see what role they play.



Myspace Pics


Kevintripod
Andouille








Since: 11.5.03
From: Mount Pleasant, Pa.

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 1 hour
AIM:  
#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.74
    Originally posted by Teapot
    I always stay for the credits. Sometimes it's because I want to know who sang that one song, and I also like to find out where the movie was filmed


Same here.

And of course for the chance to see an extra bonus scene.



The best part of waking up is not Folgers in your cup, but knowing that Chuck Norris didn't kill you in your sleep.
Kei Posiskunk
Kolbasz








Since: 7.1.02
From: Central PA, USA

Since last post: 53 days
Last activity: 3 days
#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.81
Typically only for comedy movies, as they're the ones most likely to have an extra scene after the credits.






Not a bad person if you get to know me.
ekedolphin
Scrapple








Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

Since last post: 37 days
Last activity: 1 day
#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.07
    Originally posted by Downtown Bookie


    But the main reason why I would stay is a general philosophy I hold to whenever I go out. Most people, it seems, are "beat the crowd" types; that is, leave the game before it's over, get out of the theater as soon as the movie ends, etc., all in an effort to beat the crowd out of the door, out of the parking lot, and onto the highway. Me, I prefer to let the crowd beat me out the door. I watch the credits all the way to the end at the movies, watch all the various end-of-game activities at sporting events, hang around the lobby at shows and watch the unsold merchandise get packed back up, etc.; all so that when I finally leave, there's no more traffic to sit in, because everyone else has already cleared out. I've found that leaving public events in this manner is a lot easier on the nerves, and goes a long way towards keeping one's blood pressure in check. Plus, I've met a lot of interesting people in this manner, people whom I otherwise would have missed.


    (edited by Downtown Bookie on 29.3.09 0603)


Oooh, good philosophy.

I also stay and watch the credits at the end of the movie, but it's mostly because I like to listen to the music. First time I remember doing it specifically for that purpose was Star Wars: Episode II. (Say what you want about the prequel films, but John Williams, at least, brought his A-game).

And then there was the neat sequence at the end of Finding Nemo where the characters played in and around the credits, and there was even a cameo by Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc.-- swimming by, with a snorkel and swimming mask. (Followed later by the Fish Tank Gang all escaping from their tank and out into the ocean-- only to realize, of course, they're still in their plastic bags. "Now what?")



"I don't want to see this foolishness!"
"What kind of foolishness do you want to see?"

--Sam the Eagle and Gonzo, Muppet Vision 3-D

Fan of the Indianapolis Colts (Super Bowl XLI Champions), Indiana Pacers and Washington Nationals

Certified RFMC Member-- Ask To See My Credentials!

Co-Winner of Time's Person of the Year Award, 2006

dwaters
Lap cheong








Since: 16.10.02
From: Connecticut

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 10 hours
#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.47
For those staying till the end of Wolverine, don't bother.
There's a quick scene after the credits, but it adds nothing and foreshadows nothing.

The Game
Boudin rouge








Since: 5.5.09

Since last post: 291 days
Last activity: 291 days
#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.00
I only stay if I know or figure something is added to the movie at the very end.
Pages: 1 2 Next
Thread rated: 4.58
Pages: 1 2 Next
Thread ahead: What's your motto?
Next thread: How do you navigate and read this Web site?
Previous thread: What is your hot button issue?
(185 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
One of our referrals asks an interesting question: How DO you cheat at Pictionary? Offtopic? Yes - but mandatory. The public must know!
- Guru Zim, What's your board game? (2006)
The W - One Question... - Do you stay and watch the credits?Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.091 seconds.