What are the things that you should not do while watching a movie? This is a topic that people tend to swipe under the carpet but a lot of these do make a huge difference in the viewing experience. Watching a movie isn’t as easy as we make it out to be. Excessive devouring of commercial blockbuster flicks has turned us into passive audiences who for whom movies are mere consumable commodities. However, every film deserves a lot more of our attention and demands more of our thinking and imaginative abilities. But most of the time we end up disliking certain films. Ever thought that maybe it’s not the movie but probably just something you were doing that hampered the film experience? Probably, yes. So let me take you to a list of 10 things that you should not be doing while watching a movie.
1. Use of Cell Phones
Let’s firs get this onto our heads. Filmmakers aren’t at our service. Cinema, I believe, is a two-way process. We, as audiences, are as much involved in the process as its makers. Cinema won’t be much of an experience if you are too busy replying to your friends’ text messages or uploading pics on social media. Cell phones are the biggest distraction while watching a movie. Stay away from it for about 2-3 hours as far as you can so that the next time you won’t be cribbing about how boring or tedious the film was. Filmmakers have poured off their blood and sweat out on to the screen for you to have a magical experience. Every filmmaker deserves more than that. Stay away from gadgets and get absorbed.