You know the people that sit their butts down in the theater seats, they move all around and make the chairs squeak, they take their sweet time opening their candy or making as much noise as possible trying to get everything right, and then they readjust again and again throughout the film? They’re tolerable at least, because they’re not talking. Maybe if Georgie from IT was used instead of that calm and soothing tone that reminds people to not talk or use their cell phones then more and more people would get the point that talking during a movie is not cool.
Seriously, you go to a movie to get away from the need to talk about absolutely nothing for a while. For those two to three hours in the dark you get to just sit and be entertained as the film rolls on and you’re either shocked and awed by what you see or soothed, or overjoyed or even just made to laugh until you feel like peeing yourself. But talking is not what you’re supposed to do in a movie theater. Those people that seem to forge this fact are often the ones that get the dirty looks, the whispered pleas of “shut up already!” from a row down or up.
Considering what the price of a movie ticket is these days this is not an unreasonable request. People don’t spend ten to eleven to even fifteen dollars or more on a ticket so that they can go hear you talk. If you want to converse with the person next to you then do so on your own time, outside of the theater, where no one is paying attention to something that your annoying voice might interrupt. That way you won’t be receiving an array of death glares from people that are trying to watch the movie but can barely hear it over your prattling.
Now, if Georgie’s image was plastered on the screen before the start of each movie those talkative individuals might actually be a little more convinced to just keep their yap shut and enjoy the film. I kind of doubt it really, but one thing that might work, at least for now, is to bring back a special version of Georgie, the one we got to see in the film when his face suddenly began to decompose with each maniacal repetition. Imagine that right before your film starts.
Granted, you wouldn’t be able to do it for a kids film since that would be taken the wrong way and would just frighten way too many children. But anything rated PG-13 or better should be fair game. Think of this clip added onto as Georgie’s features begin to warp and run as they did in the film, and then finally go to black, only to come snapping back into focus as his fully rotted face screams the line at the people that would then be thrust back into their seats from the shock of the sudden announcement. And then we switch back to normal Georgie, who gives a heartfelt “thank you” before the movie gets underway.
It’s worth a try at least, right?