Here’s my point –
Movie over, and mass exit of the theater. A few people remained in seats to watch the credits. Norman and I included. I cannot remember exactly when I began staying in the theater to watch the credits. It’s been awhile now. Believe me, it’s not about the teasers some movies include at the end (think Ferris Bueller’s Day Off or Iron Man).
For me, it’s about respect. Have you ever looked at HOW many people it takes to create a movie. How many extras may be a part of a production? ALL the CG/animators/special effects geniuses there are? Sure – most of what we hear about in the news are the actors, directors and producers. Even the awards ceremony is done separate from the Oscars or Emmys or whatever awards show. When they show the clips, you see how proud people are. They should be – they were involved in creating some spectacular movies.
Think about it. Can you spare another 5 minutes of your day to watch the credits? You can check out the music and perhaps key into that one song during the movie that moved you to tears, or made you want to dance. Sometimes you see pretty entertaining things like “robot eye mechanics adviser” or “snake charmer” or “no aliens were hurt in the making of this movie”. I kid you not.
Try it out. You may find that you like it. Come on…everybody’s doing it…