Why doesn’t anyone stay through the end credits of a movie anymore? Where are you all going in such a hurry?
I stay until the bitter end, watching the theater empty around me and hoping I’m not getting in the way of the people cleaning up afterwards. I like to read people’s names in the credits, finding the unusual or hunting for mine. I try to decipher the peculiar job titles. I saw Brave (funny, made me tear up once), and they had a list of production babies–babies born while the movie’s in production. Production babies, imagine that!
And lots of times there are images with the credits to keep your attention. Like drawings based on the movie, characters moving around, that kind of thing. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (violent, pretty true to the book) had special animation paired with the end credits. The imagery looked like it took some effort to me, and was kinda nifty. And creepy–appropriate, but creepy.
And every once and awhile, there’s something at the very end. A little clip, another end to the story. No, you don’t usually have to see it to understand everything important about the movie. It’s a hint of the future you’ll see if you watch the next movie anyway, or a little funny something extra.
Not important, but I still want to see it, you know?
Maybe it’s the completionist in me. I still have a hard time putting a book down once I’ve started reading it. Some books I take a little while to warm up to, and afterward I’m glad I kept going. But it’s mostly the I-must-know-how-it-ends issue. I can abandon a series that doesn’t speak to me (sometimes), but a book has to really bore or disturb me for me to put it down and walk away.
Do you stay to the very end? Or do you leave early, to try to beat the crowds?