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(Other than the credits) Is there a part of your favorite movie that you always skip? If so, why?

I just watched The Hunt for Red October again the other day and I just can't stand the part near the beginning when they're in the conference and Ryan realizes Ramius's intentions. I don't know why. It just annoys me. And plus, I think it's a lot of exposition that you really don't need if you've seen the movie 50 times. Amazing movie with some annoying parts, I guess.
 

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Nope. Frankly people who skip parts of movies or shows annoy the hell out of me. Like my mom always has to skip through any part with nudity or anything remotely sexual. And sometimes she'll skip parts of a movie or show we haven't even seen before just because it bores her or something; like last week we were watching Andor and she randomly starts fast-forwarding through the best part! On the rare occasions I actually want to watch a movie or series, I'll watch the whole thing. Except the end credits because I don't really care about those.

Even movies I really dislike I tend to sit through to the end to at least see what happens. People who walk out on movies also annoy me; when I was a teen I went to see The Sixth Sense with some "church kids," and they got up and walked out at that scene where the guy is watching his wife in the shower. Even though it didn't actually show anything, they were so "offended!" And of course I didn't have the nerve to NOT go with them. Sigh.

I love The Hunt for Red October. And I actually rather like that scene.
 

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My favorite movie is It's a Wonderful Life and I'll watch every scene every time, but a movie in my top 10 that has a scene that I think should have hit the editing floor is the part in Pulp Fiction where Bruce Willis is in the cab talking to the cab driver for way too long. I've watched the movie maybe 15 times and I've watched that scene probably twice, Tarantino always gets so close to making a perfect movie but he can't help getting a bit too self-indulgent. Great movie otherwise.
 

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I don't have a favorite movie, but I skip the occasional things that really disturb me in movies I otherwise like. For example, I won't watch the Ceti eels go into the ears in Star Trek II -- even the sound is too suggestive so I usually skip that whole scene. With graphic gore in R rated movies I normally just look away for a moment until it's gone -- like I won't watch the spikes go through the hands in Blade Runner, but I won't fast forward either. ('Course, the time I was trying to be social and let myself be convinced to go to 127 Hours in theater I had to stare at the ceiling for half the movie because I didn't know when it was coming... but that wasn't a good movie anyway.)
 

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I don't have a favorite movie, but I skip the occasional things that really disturb me in movies I otherwise like. For example, I won't watch the Ceti eels go into the ears in Star Trek II -- even the sound is too suggestive so I usually skip that whole scene.
Yeah. That one always freaked me out too. :LOL: I have a pretty strong stomach but not that strong.
 

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Speaking of violence in movies... My mom has always loved war movies. One of her favorites is The Killing Fields; she watches it like once a month, I swear. So she's fine with all the violence and gore, watching people get shot or blown up or whatever. And yet she can't stand a hint of a love scene.

I mean... doesn't that sound completely backwards to anyone else? How is it that people can be fine watching these gruesome scenes where people brutally kill one another, but they can't watch two people making love, or a single naked person??? This has bothered me as far back as I can remember, because my parents were fine with me watching, say, Jurassic Park, where that one guy gets literally torn in half by the T-rex, and yet they wouldn't let me watch Titanic because of the nude scene. Some peoples' priorities are just so backwards... People should be more offended by violence and less by normal sexual behavior.
 

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It's not the best of them but it's my favorite Star Wars Attack of the Clones and I can't stand the corny love scenes or dialogue between Anakin and Padme which I skip if possible. Like Padme says, "It makes me uncomfortable."
 

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I guess there are quite a few parts in Pulp Fiction.
 
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