My dad and I would often go to the Saturday matinees. It was our thing and I loved spending that time with my dad.
In high school, I would go to the movies with my friends pretty much every weekend. I think tickets were at about $8 or $9.
These days, it pretty much costs the soul of your first-born child to go to the movies.
Not only is it super expensive to watch a movie, but I’ve also found that the quality of movies out there just aren’t as good.
It’s very rare where I leave the theater going “man, that was a great movie.”
This past weekend, Eric and I got Django Unchained through Redbox ($1.50 for Blu-Ray rental!). I am not a Quentin Tarantino fan (I’ve never been able to watch all of Pulp Fiction before I get bored), but I absolutely loved this movie.
Despite all the gore, the acting was incredible and I loved the premise of the love story.
Recent movies that we actually saw in the theater that we enjoyed include Silver Linings Playbook and Argo. A couple years ago we also saw Super 8, which we both really liked too (it was a mix of The Goonies, Jurassic Park and E.T.).
I’ve of course seen more movies, definitely chick flicks too, but a really good movie has become rarer and rarer to find. Perhaps that’s why it takes a lot for Eric and I to actually fork over $25 for two hours of entertainment, when we can wait a couple of months and watch it on Redbox for a $1.50.
Within the past five years, what movies have you watched that made you leave the theater going “Man, that was a great movie!”
Which movies have been worth your $12?