Hugh Grant has said that “unendurable” volume ruined his experience of watching the new Joker film in the cinema.
“Am I old or is the cinema MUCH TOO LOUD?” he tweeted after going to see the Joaquin Phoenix-starring new film at a Vue cinema in Fulham, London.
He went on to describe the experience as “unendurable” and “pointless”.
Am I old or is the cinema MUCH TOO LOUD? Unendurable. Pointless. @vuecinemas
— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) October 5, 2019
Grant’s comments have led to many others sharing his views on what appear to be rising decibel levels at cinemas, with one saying: “Cinemas are way too loud for me nowadays.”
Cinemas are way too loud for me nowadays
— Chairman Mardikins ?? (@IAmMardikins) October 6, 2019
Yes, too loud. My guess is it’s to drown out those who haven’t understood they’re not at home and either eat or talk (or both) rather loudly
— Dr Karen?GirlySwot PushyKraut ?????? #FBPE (@KSchafheutle) October 6, 2019
It’s far too freaking loud
— OfficialVictoria (@VProtheroe) October 5, 2019
No it’s TOTALLY TOO LOUD! It’s like these days everything has to be upped to the max. There are laws against it, you know. (EU ones, of course) ?
— Leigh (@leigh_lou) October 5, 2019
Far too loud. I don't go any more.
— GillyHx ??????#VoteTactically (@GillyHx3) October 5, 2019
Joker came out on October 4, and has since achieved the accolade of biggest October box office opening of all time, grossing an estimated $93.5 million in its first weekend.
It tops the $80.25 million record set by Venom last year.
In a five-star review of Joker, NME‘s Greg Wetherall called the film “a melancholic psychodrama punctuated by splashes of shocking violence,” before calling the film an “instant classic”.
“Bold words. Bold proclamation. It is said without fear of plausible recrimination. Todd Phillips’ isn’t clowning around. This is edge-of-your-seat stuff. This is outstanding.