One thing I hate at the cinema or theatre is when people behind me start talking. It drives me crazy, particularly during quiet scenes, because it ruins the intended effect and it breaks the fourth wall for me. I find it very hard to immerse myself in a film's created universe, if I can hear someone chatting away behind me about the banal world we actually live in.
At the cinema yesterday I was concerned for this very reason when a group of teenage boys sat directly behind us just as the trailers started.
The first trailer was for the latest in the Rambo franchise. The boys watched in silence and then one announced "That looks Bad-Ass". As it turned out pretty much any film featuring an explosion was deemed to be Bad-Ass.
The last trailer was for "Jumper", which is sci-fi with a pretty cast and a title unfortunately reminiscent of knitwear. At the end one boy said "That looks lame", there was a shocked silence and his buddy, having noted a car crashing through a plate-glass window, a sex scene and the obligatory explosion said "No, it looks Bad-Ass". That was the final word on the matter.
They were silent and well behaved for the whole of the film, I was pleasantly surprised.