One of the minor annoyances that come with being the parents of a super young baby is the fact that you rarely ever get the chance to go to the cinema. Given that I live literally right next to a theatre, and given that I really enjoy watching movies, that has been troublesome for me. But last night I got the chance to go with my wife. We saw World War Z and dear lord was it a stinker.
It would be almost impossible to go into all the specific details that made World War Z so bizarrely terrible, but I will say this. It felt like a highlights reel for a five episode TV series that might have been watchable. Details were skimmed over, characters were rushed through pivotal situations. The editing and pacing was just all over the place.
But anyway — I wanted to ask all of you. When was the last time you walked out of the cinema thinking, 'what the hell did I just watch?'
And as a secondary question: have you ever walked out of the cinema in protest at how bad a movie was?