Originally Posted by Focker
Sin City the highest number of walkouts? Makes no sense...that movie was really well received across the board.
Well, it was the most walkouts I remember for any movie at the particular theatre at which I worked. So it's pretty subjective, but yeah, that was my experience. It makes more sense when you work at a movie theatre and very quickly realize that a lot of people don't research what they're about to watch at all, or they just show up and pick something at random to watch. I mean, I had people ask me what King Arthur was about, I had someone complain to me that The Two Towers had a misleading title (they thought it was going to be a 9/11 film), I had parents take their children into Bad Santa, I had one guy complain about how we were letting in so many children to see Finding Nemo, and I had another guy rage about how Brokeback Mountain was, in his words, a movie about 'fags,' and how we ought to warn ticket buyers about its content. And these weren't isolated occurrences--a lot of people just literally don't know what it is that they're getting into when they go to see a movie.
All I know is that when we asked people why they wanted refunds for Sin City they just said it was too violent. I don't know what they were expecting, but that was the complaint. Perhaps they knew it was a 'comic book movie,' but they were expecting something more along the lines of a PG-13 superhero film? No idea.