Kids Want To Use Their Phones During Movies, Are Dumbasses

The Hollywood Reporter recently hired a firm to survey users of social media, to find out exactly how they  are interacting with conventional media. The results, you will agree, are ridiculous, and a clear sign that as a society, we have failed. Horribly.

75% of total people surveyed agreed that using a phone in a theatre is rude and distracting, which it is. It also defeats the purpose of going to the theatre to see a movie: to immerse yourself in the experience, and the narrative. To put away reality for a couple hours and be swallowed up by the fantasy.

Over 50% of people aged 18-34 prefer to use their phones, and would actively seek a theatre out that allowed them to do as much during the film. Said Jon Penn, one of the pollsters:
“Millennials want their public movie going experience to replicate their own private media experiences.Having dedicated social-media-friendly seats, or even entire theatres, can make the movie going experience more relevant and enjoyable for them.”
To read my reasonable, educated, scientifically unbiased response to these plugged-in youths, hit the jump.

Via /Film.
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Adopting the descriptor of "successfully unpublished author", MR. Clark began writing things on the internet in 2012, which he believed to be an entirely reputable and civilized place to find and deliver information. He regrets much.


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