John Krasinski’s thriller “A Quiet Place” made a lot of noise at the box office this weekend. And perhaps that’s apropos, since a lot of people have been complaining about loud moviegoers at their screenings of the film.
While it’s important to not text message, answer calls, talk or loudly eat popcorn and snacks that might annoy people and ruin the experience of a movie — no matter what you’re seeing — it’s especially true of “A Quiet Place.” The film, directed by and starring Krasinski, who co-leads with his wife Emily Blunt, is a horror movie about a family who live in silence, thanks to monsters that hunt whatever they can hear. And since nearly the whole movie is in silence with very little dialogue, literally every pin drop can send hearts racing.
TheWrap even made an etiquette video, urging theatergoers to be quiet during the movie. But it fell on, at least some, deaf ears. Based Twitter reaction, the film got ruined for a whole lot of people.
“I watched #AQuietPlace yesterday. Unfortunately the cinema was full of popcorn munching mouthbreathers,” one person tweeted.
Check out some of the other reactions of uncomfortably loud movie theater experiences below.
— Milstead On Movies (@MilsteadMovies) April 9, 2018
Last night I saw #AQuietPlace . At one point I choked on popcorn, but did I cough and ruin it for everyone? NO I sat there and suffocated in silence for a full minute until something loud happened in the movie. Those moviegoers don’t know how much they owe me. pic.twitter.com/eB4mNfvj0v
— Mary Elizabeth Dial (@EvillBetty) April 8, 2018
How scary is “A Quiet Place”? Well, while we were leaving the theater a food server dropped a metal tray on the ground. Everyone who had just seen the movie spun around and looked at the noise with genuine terror. Hell of a film @johnkrasinski. #AQuietPlace pic.twitter.com/kIoCoyTKtW
— Blaine Gibson (@BGibbles) April 8, 2018
— R ???? (@rebekahdurante) April 7, 2018
I have never been more conscious of my own popcorn-eating mouth noises than in the first 30 minutes of #AQuietPlace
— Rhett McLaughlin (@rhettmc) April 9, 2018
Do not purchase popcorn or anything that requires you to rustle through a bag during #AQuietPlace ????
— Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) April 9, 2018
P.S. Go see the movie but plan ahead and don’t get crunchy snacks ????
— Justine Ezarik (@ijustine) April 9, 2018
— it’s a bb boi (@micklelilpickle) April 8, 2018
— Chris Wilson (@CrisMovieCorner) April 8, 2018
Saw A Quiet Place just now.. the woman behind me couldn't keep quiet for more than 2 minutes, it was either talking, reacting or eating individually wrapped sweets! Other than that I loved it! #AQuietPlace #cineworldunlimited
— Will Taylor (@willjoeltaylor) April 9, 2018
My favorite part about A Quiet Place was the immediate regret I had in choosing a theater with leather seats. #aquietplace
— Mikey (@mikepalien) April 9, 2018
go see #AQuietPlace.
I knocked over my purse halfway through the movie and freaked out because I thought a monster would come get me for making noise.
it’s so good.
— regan (@reganbennett13) April 9, 2018
A PSA for those going to see #aquietplace.
a. Phones off/silent & away.
b. If you MUST answer it, leave the cinema in a quiet fashion.
c. Keep the food munching & packet rustling to a minimum.
d. NO TALKING!
It's simple really, don't be an ass & ruin the experience for others. https://t.co/oId8uBXTOl
— Adam Warlock (@Howsito) April 8, 2018