All the adults were enjoying the peace and quiet.
"This is nice," I even said to Tom. "The silence."
"WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE AGAIN?"
The unmistakable sound of a child.
Who didn't look older than three.
Immediately there were whispers from adults. I said to Tom, "There goes our silence. And also, is Godzilla appropriate for a tiny kid?"
Yes, we were there to see Godzilla. Our kids were in school.
"CAN I HAVE SOME POPCORN?" the kid shouted.
Look, it's not my kid, I get it. If the parents felt it was appropriate to take their son to see Godzilla, so be it. I think the most shocked I ever was was when I saw a small child at Paranormal Activity.
It turned out he wasn't the only kid at the movie. Several other tiny ones filtered in with parents. One was behind us. Joy.
Now, the movie wasn't horrible or anything. But there were scary moments. Like when Godzilla roared, the child behind us went, "THIS IS SCARY!" over and over.
The parent just went, "Shh," and ignored her offspring. Nice. It's okay. I only paid $7 to see this movie. I certainly don't mind hearing your child whine.
During children's movies, I totally comprehend that there will be kid noises. (Mind you, I still expect a parent to remove their child if it's constant noise.) But during an ADULT movie? I don't want to hear your kid. Ever. I'm at an adult movie to ESCAPE children, dang it. I imagine most people who go to movies like that feel the same.
If you bring your kid to an adult movie, keep it quiet. Do not ignore it!