Friday, July 17, 2009

Harry Potter and the Theater Imps

Yes, this is intended to be a Harry Potter post but I decided not going to make a review about it. Let’s just say the movie was superb. Probably six times better than the previous one (Order of the Phoenix; Prizoner of Azkaban remains on top of my list). Instead, I want to tell you about the ‘theater imps’.

They hide themselves inside the cold, dark corners of every movie theater. They are the small, shrill voices you hear in the background that definitely ruin your watching stint. No, they are not ghosts nor are they supernatural beings. They’re completely human and they’re utterly irritating.

They are more likely to show up in novel-based movies. But they could also spread doom in practically any movie, provided they are highly anticipated. They often express their grudge over the distorted story-telling (“Oh, bakit yun na agad?” or “Ganito dapat yung sasabihin niya…!” ) but more often they will spoil the next scene (“Tapos ang mangyayari dyan…” or “Ayan na, ayan na!” ). And like an over-eager Lola Basyang, they will tell the rest of the story to their innocent member and devastate the moment of their neighbors.

Hey, theater imps, do you really think you’re cute? Fine, you loooove the book. You know every inch of the novel by heart. But do you honestly expect the producers to translate it to film word for word? Maybe you misinterpreted the word ‘adapted’ and thought it’s synonymous to ‘verbatim’? Or perhaps you’ve already seen the movie or read the synopsis and reviews beforehand. But do you really have to spoil it? If you couldn’t help your mouth, then please, help it. Fudge you.

So to the hardworking law-makers of this wonderful country, I propose you pass a law regarding illegal chit-chatting inside the theater. ‘Illegal chit-chatting’, to avoid ambiguity, refers to re-telling the story of a novel-based movie and spoiling the next scene in the movie he/she already watched. Law offenders will be required to recite the whole film verbatim. Failure to do so will put them to eternal damnation. What a lovely country this would be!

But then again, we are all guilty.

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52 Comments:

Mokong™ said...

Hindi ko pa nababasa yung libro kaya hindi ko na muna babasahin yung review mo baka may spoilers..heheh!

Badong said...

MOKONG: hehe.. hindi din naman to review e. ok lang basahin..

gege said...

hindi ako guilty!
sa harrypotter.
pero nung sa twilight!
tagos!!!!
:))

ahm. pero guilty kami ni catalina guya...
sa pagiging maingay.
ang seryoso mu nga ee.
nakakatakot istorbohin.
:))

julius santos said...

I am in complete sympathy with you for despising these "theater imps". Isa ito sa dahilan kung bakit hindi na ako nanunood ng sine.

Shall we say "ibagsak ang mga theater imps!" Hehehe...

I am Xprosaic said...

Ahahahahhaha... bawal ang spoilers! jowk! jijijijijiji

Badong said...

GEGE: para sanyo talaga tong post na to. LOL

JULIUS: I think we cannot do away with these theater imps. besides, I used to be a theater imp myself. hehe.

Badong said...

XPROSAIC: hehe.hindi nga to spoiler e! LOL

jeszieBoy said...

waaa.guilty.
tagos to the booones!
wahaha.

ginagawa ko lng nmn un pag may naririnig din akong nagkukwento pero mali mali nmn.wahaha. :]]

gege said...

ayus ha!!!?
maingay kami, oo!
dahil sa popcorn yun.
we're not "theater imps"!
hindi! hindi! hindi!
hindi talaga...
(defensive...)

gillboard said...

i was seated beside a very annoying and noisy kid... that sucks worse...

Leomar said...

Hehehe, ngayon pa lang ako manonood ng Harry Potter. Marami talagang mga ganyan pero di ako guilty ha. Tahimik lang ako sa sinehan, wag lang ako makakatulog kasi baka maghilik ako hehehe.

bnaterya said...

di ko pa sya napapanood... hahahaha.. sa dvd na nga lang baka makarinig din ako ng imps... hahahahaha.. nice one.. yup guilty tayo lahat dyan..

Badong said...

JESZIEBOY: haha! so ikaw na lang ang nagku-kwento ng tama? ganon?

GEGE: no

Badong said...

GILLBOARD: ay talaga! buti nga yung bata sa harap namin tinamad atang manuod kaya lumabas kasama yung tatay.

LEOMAR: oo nga, mas nakakainis ata yung makarinig ng naghihilik. hehe

BATERYA: totoo! guilty ako dito, pero dati lang naman.

gege said...

YEZ!
:))

isladenebz said...

Hahaha! True. Nakakainis kapag napaupo ka sa sinehan katabi ng isang know-it-all! Kako ba e magsulat ng review after ng sine hindi ung mag-review while watching the film.

(Pero sa katotohanan, minsan din yata maingay ako sa sinehan...).

(Whew! Finally. Nabuksan ko rin ang blog mo using Firefox. Hindi ko kasi ma-open sa IE. Now I know).

Badong said...

NEBZ: welcome back sa bahay ko! haha! maingay din talaga ako minsan sa sinehan, pag tipong may napansin lang akong kakaiba. at talaga? hindi mabuksan blog ko sa IE? hmmm. bakit kaya.

Nobe said...

@badong: spoilers. ang sarap tirisin ng mga yan. kung ako sa iyo badong, tumayo ka at pinagsabihan mo.

love,
nobe

www.deariago.com
www.iamnobe.wordpress.com

reyjr said...

Isang mariing "SHHHH" would do it. :D

Snow said...

Honestly, I will tell those guys to shut up! hehehe...susumbong ko sa guard.

Snow
http://dearbloggery.com

Badong said...

NOBE, REYJR and SNOW: haha! salamt sa mga tips. kaso baka ako naman ang pag-tsismisan nila. eeksena pa ko sa sinehan.

jan geronimo said...

Dapat sa kanila hulihin at sapilitang panuorin ng French film o di kaya Russian film with no subtitles. Ang di dumakdak at magkwento sa kanila palalakarin sa live coals. Ahahaha.

O di kaya pwersahang paglalakarin sa mataong kalye at pasigawin ng malakas from one corner to another: "Fudge me. Fudge me."

Kaya nga ba ako intay ko na lang lahat mga yan sa cable TV o manghiram na lang ako ng DVD. Ahehehe

The Lady in Green Ruffles said...

yes, they're super kainis..

solace2009 said...

i like this...theatre imps! he he he....

may binuhusan na ako ng coke dati, binato ng popcorn bucket, at nilapitan at pinagsabihan face to face sa sobrang ingay sa loob ng sinehan.

Badong said...

JAN GERONIMO: mas maganda kasi pag sa sinehan pinanood. minus the theater imps, of course.

LADY: super!

SOLACE? for real? brutal ka pala! lol

The Lady in Green Ruffles said...

yeah, may pagkabrutal nga siguro si Solace..I can't do that for sure..all i can do is make parinig to them...ahaha..

il say, excuse me..nabasa ko din yan..but i am just keeping all my reactions to myself and il discuss it later with my friends outside.you shut up or else...


hehe

Badong said...

LADY: haha! ako talaga all i can do is just keep it to myself. and blog about it. hehe

brag said...

natawa ako don sa hardworking law-makers, lol. pero tama ka nakakairita nga mga ganyang tao papansin.

Badong said...

BRAG: haha! hard-working pa rin naman sila kahit papano. lol. and yes, talagang nakakairita sila, grr

Nobe said...

hi badong! this is serendipity. i followed the URL you left on my comments page and it directed me to this site.

http://bahaynibadong.blogpsot.com/

hahaha! akala ko talaga you converted your site into a religious site! oh em gee! magku-comment pa sana ako until i realized that something's wrong. ahahaha!

Badong said...

NOBE: haha! oo nga no! sorry medyo tanga mag-type e. lol

Hapi said...

hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

Badong said...

HAPI: thanks hapi!

Camil said...

d ko pa rin siya nababasa,,, he he he...

may point ka... wapak!!

Badong said...

CAMIL: basahin mo na! salamat sa pagbisita!

Roy said...

hahaha!

marami pa palang ganyan ngayon hehe...

bakit nga kaya?

kaya mas maganda di pa nabasa, hindi maiiwasan talaga mag-expect at mag-compare...

pero sinehan pa rin yun... dapat tahimik lang ;)

Badong said...

ROY: agree! kaso hindi rin talaga maiiwasan. kahit ako dumadaldal sa sinehan e. hehe

The Lady in Green Ruffles said...

yeah right!

Ron Centeno said...

Ahahahahah! Guilty ako dyan! Kuminsan nga sinasagot ko telepono ko sa loob ng sinehan. Pero I do try to be as low as i can. Pero the right thing talaga...we have to respect theater like it should be. Parang nanonood ng broadway shows. Pero we're all but human. We like to bend the rules. Hehehehehe!A post to contemplate on. Nice work Badong!

deejay said...

nakakabwiset din yung nagdadala ng mga malilit na bata tapos mag-iiyak sa loob ng sinehan. hehehe.

hi badong! *kaway*

Badong said...

RON: oo totoo yun. lahat tayo ay guilty. salamat sa muling pagbisita! musta na ang buhay?

DEEJAY: oo isa pa yun! salamat din sa pagdalaw!

zorlone said...

Gulp! Naguilty naman ako. In my defence, di ko isinisigaw o hinahayaang marinig ng ibang tao ang mga comments ko when I watched the movie. I whispered it to my friend who didn't read the book.

I really liked this movie. The denouement was exciting and posed a lot of questions for the viewers. To me those were the reasons why they should wait for the last installment of the movie.

Z

Badong said...

DOC Z: agree! poeple who didn't like the movie should listen to you! hehe

jccaduldulan said...

OK so from now on I'll call one of my friends a Theater Imp for being one. I can tolerate people like this, if they are my friends. But I am less human to strangers. I would most likely give them a very piercing glare, one that would make them wish they would never be able to talk again, in cinemas at least.

I loved the 'fudge you' at the end. =)

I still haven't watched the movie. I am planning to tomorrow, I hope the imps are out watching something else.

I like the way you write. I will be reading your posts in the future whether you like it or not. Haha.

Badong said...

JC: hi! bagong kapitbahay! welcome sa bahay ko at salamat! ako rin bibisita dyan sanyo!

jccaduldulan said...

Hi Badong. Ayus dito sa bahay mo. Andameng bisita. May handaan? Hehe.

Badong said...

JC: naku, wala sa budget ko yun! hehe. i-eentertain ko na lang kayo. hehe

jccaduldulan said...

Haha. Ayos kumpleto. Anyways, I read in your profile na Psych ang course mo. I just graduated this March from UST, BS Psych den. =)

Badong said...

JC: uy talaga? dapat dyan din ako sa ust magsa-psych e! kung di lang sumabay yung graduation namin sa date ng interview ko.

jccaduldulan said...

Oh? Sayang naman. Schoolmate sana kita. Hehe. Anong batch ka ba?
Wala akong interview non, after ng USTET enrollment na. Baka sa mga nakakababatang batches lang may ganon. Hehe.

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