MOST IMPORTANT CINEMA QUESTION EVER: CAN YOU WATCH MOVIES WHEN YOU’RE DRUNK?

BECAUSE HULK SURE AS HELL CAN’T.

HULK TOOK THE QUESTION TO TWITTER AND TONS OF PEOPLE RESPONDED. BASICALLY THE VAST MAJORITY OF ANSWERS WERE SHAPED AROUND THE IDEA THAT DRINKING SOMEHOW MAKES BAD MOVIES MORE FUN. TO WIT (FORGIVE THE SPACING ISSUES BUT TWITTER FORMATTING IS EGREGIOUS):

toddbert Todd Elliott

Shitty horror films, maybe. I had a good time watching Jason X while sozzled as fuck; it did not do so well sober.

danielwcarlsonDaniel Carlson

“Watch,” no; “experience,” yes. Usually something bad, viewed in MST3K-like group. Like “The Story of Ricky.”
Invalido9Stefán Hilmarsson
It all depends on the movie i guess. I saw Dead Snow drunk with friends and it was a hit.
TapaidhNaomhBrian J. Roan
G.I. JOE drunk was one of the best nights of my life. Also I blacked out during SHREK 3, so I take that as a win.
mcastimoviesMonica C
as a critic, it’s sometimes the only way I can look forward to a movie like REAL STEEL. But I don’t get smashed, just buzzed.
DeusExCinemaDavid Neary
I first discovered Princess Mononoke while drunk; loved it then and now. Big Lebowski is wonderful after a few white Russians!

YOU GET THE IDEA, BUT THERE WERE TONS AND TONS MORE… ONLY A FEW LOOKED LIKE THIS

aprilswartzApril Swartz
I’m enough of a daydreamer as it is, so I must watch sober – all hands on deck.
TheJeffReportJeff Herr
completely agree, if theater serves alc people always ask me why I don’t order, it’s cause I enjoy movies more sober
litrockMatthew Marko
I don’t even like being drunk that much, but when I am movies are the last thing I am capable of focusing on.

AND THEN ONE LOOKED LIKE THIS…

natelechnerNate Lechner
I usually end up falling asleep.

LOOK, HULK LIKES GETTING DRUNK AND ALL, IN FACT HULK REALLY LIKES IT. HULK PROBABLY ONE OF THE MORE GENIAL DRUNKS YOU WILL EVER SEE. HULK MORPHS INTO A BIG BALL OF GAMMA-IRRADIATED AFFECTION AND SLURRED-COMPLEMENTS.

BUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT HULK CANNOT WATCH MOVIES DRUNK. GOOD MOVIE, BAD MOVIE. DOESN’T MATTER. HULK CAN’T GET A SENSE OF THE TONE OR FOCUS OR DO ANY OF THE THINGS ONE NEEDS TO DO IN ORDER TO DECIDE IF A MOVIE IS GOOD OR BAD. ALL MOVIES REQUIRE A LEVEL OF CONCENTRATION.

AND IF GETTING DRUNK IS JUST GOING TO MAKE YOU ENJOY SOMETHING YOU WOULDN’T LIKE OTHERWISE… WELL THEN HULK NOT SURE WHY WE WOULD DO THAT… HULK GET THE IDEA OF NOT WANTING TO WASTE ONE’S MONEY ON A BAD EXPERIENCE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME WHAT THE FUCK WOULD IT SAY ABOUT HOW WE REGARD CINEMA? ARE WE JUST LOOKING FOR IMAGES TO GO BY AS WE’RE A BLUR? DO WE REALLY NOT WANT TO SEE A MOVIE FOR WHAT IT ACTUALLY IS?

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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