Are Movies Getting Too Loud?
— ”They could be. I’ve gone to a couple of movies and felt like, ‘Damn, they need to turn this down a little bit.”’ — Director F. Gary Gray (The Negotiator) — ”Some of the blowups are too loud.” — Director Penny Marshall
— ”I saw [Godzilla] at the premiere in Madison Square Garden, so it really needed to be loud — it was appropriately loud. My ears didn’t hurt afterward, so that was good.” — Sex and the City’s Sarah Jessica Parker
— ”When I was pregnant…and worried about [the babies], I would go to see a movie because that surround sound would make them flip around and I’d know they were okay in there.” — Caroline in the City’s Lea Thompson
— ”Loud is part of being at the movies. I like movies that make my clothes move.” — The Negotiator’s Samuel L. Jackson
— ”I like the whole experience of being in the thick of it. Things like wars, explosions, fights are loud.” — Saving Private Ryan’s Edward Burns
— ”I usually go to movies at the Mann’s Chinese or the Galaxy in Hollywood, and there are always so many people talking and having sex and beating each other up that you can’t hear what’s going on on the screen anyway.” — The Single Guy’s Jonathan Silverman
— Compiled by Carrie Bell, Tricia Laine, and Heidi Nam