Recently, Stephen King took to Twitter and revealed that the only movie he's walked out of (as an adult) is Transformers.
@linwood_barclay I have walked out of only one movie as an adult: TRANSFORMERS. Would like to know what other movies people have walked out on.
He then wondered what movies other people have walked out of? So, we posed the question to our BuzzFeed Community, and their responses were kinda surprising:
Note: This article contains mentions of sexual assault.
"This is a movie about people who fetishize CAR CRASHES. Yup, they are turned on by looking at injured, suffering, bleeding people trapped in smashed-up cars, lying on the street, etc. So, yeah...the movie involves these sick puppies searching for crashes and literally having sex with each other while watching/driving through or even causing car crashes, and then there's a scene with injured people in back braces, and I left the theater then because nope."
2.Fantastic Four (2015)
"The movie spent way too long character-building, and it made the characters uninteresting. Then the big showdown with Dr. Doom felt rushed and forced. I couldn't make it to the end."
3.Red Sparrow (2018)
"I thought it was gonna be a cool story about a girl becoming a spy, and instead, people are being very graphically sexually assaulted."
"My friend and I were just confused and unsettled by the whole thing. I keep thinking I should give it another shot, but part of me thinks it’s better left alone."
5.Epic Movie (2007)
"We saw it in high school just because we were bored, and even though we had spent our own money on it, we walked out. I cannot explain how bad that movie is or how it ever got made. It makes Twilight look like high art."
"I tried watching it at home, but it took me three tries. There was so much literal shit everywhere...on themselves, on the wall of their cells...my gag reflex just couldn't take it."
7.What Women Want (2000)
"It's the only movie I have ever walked out of the cinema part way through. It started off quite funny and then turned into this snooze fest romantic pile of blurgh. Looked at my fella, and he looked just as bored, so we left."
8.La La Land (2016)
"My friend and I walked out of it. I know it got a bunch of praise, but oh my god was it boooooring. We tried for what felt like a long time, and when we looked at each other, we both were like, 'Do you wanna leave, too?'"
"My husband will pretty much watch anything, from terrible '80s action movies to Oscar-winning documentaries to cheesy rom-coms. He’s chill and easy to please. The only movie he ever walked out on? Borat. He still can’t place exactly why, but he loathes Borat to this day. Likes other Sacha Baron Cohen stuff, too!"
10.12 Years a Slave (2013)
"Halfway through the movie, I mentally and emotionally couldn’t handle it anymore. I never finished the movie, and I never will. Period!"
"It wasn't because it is exceptionally bad (it's not great either), but I was in college when I saw it. I studied history and was, at the time, in a class that studied the Iliad. I was so mad! So mad!!! It made no sense and changed so much, that I literally screamed at the movie theater that it was bull****. This movie made me later appreciate Oliver Stone's Alexander for being semi-historically accurate (helped me put faces on Alexander's Diadochi — generals, and memorize them easier)."
12.The Call of the Wild (2020)
"The book is incredible; one of my favorites. The movie strikes me as having been written by someone who SparkNoted the SparkNotes page for the book and has never seen so much as a photo of Alaska. The storyline was a far cry from the original, and don’t even get me started on the scene where for some incomprehensible reason someone put a wild boar in the Alaskan wilderness. The whole movie just seemed like a really lazy adaptation of the book. It’s been a year or two, and I’m still salty."
13.Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)
"I hate to say this because I loved the show: I couldn't finish the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie. It was so bad, but my friends didn't want to leave. So I just took a nap. When I woke up, I had NO IDEA how the plot got to where it was."
14.Beauty and the Beast (2017)
"The Beauty and the Beast live-action remake was just awful and so, SO dull. My boyfriend and I left because we were just so bored!"
15.The Love Guru (2008)
"Can’t remember how long my friend and I lasted, but it certainly wasn’t until the end. I still don’t even know what it’s about lol."
16.The Master of Disguise (2002)
"I love Dana Carvey, really and truly, but what a steaming turd of a movie. It has been, to DATE, the only movie that I have ever walked out of."
17.Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
"What a gigantic snooze fest. Sorry, Chris; I adore you and think you’re a great actor. This script was so CLUNKY."
"Liv Tyler and Ben Affleck gave their most wooden performances in that film, and that is saying something."
19.Into the Woods (2014)
"God, that was boring. Every song sounded the same! Great cast, but that can't save a boring script."
20.Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
"It was just actually insulting how little they tried."
21.Les Misérables (2012)
"A friend wanted to see it for their birthday, but fairly early on, we all kind of were looking at one another like 'Wtf?' and 'Should we go? This is bad right?' Anne Hathaway crushed that one song, but otherwise, that movie was hot garbage."
22.District 9 (2009)
"The found-footage concept is cool, but on such a large screen, it made me and my mom both feel nauseous. If I recall correctly, we only stayed about 20 minutes."
23.Balls of Fury (2007)
"It is the only movie my husband and I have ever walked out on. Sure, it's supposed to be ridiculous; we can handle ridiculous, but this was completely insufferable! No. Too crass and terrible."
24.Friday Night Lights (2004)
"The shaky camera made my husband, who was having chemo, and then me, queasy; we both threw up. We did get a refund."
25.Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)
"I lasted 30 minutes. I was even stoned, so it all should’ve worked in concept, but that movie is just tooooo dumb."
26.Father Stu (2022)
"Such a bore. It started out really slow and was hard to follow, but I gave it the benefit and thought that it would get better as it went on, but it never did. Only movie I’ve ever walked out on."
"Some friends and I realized the cursed Cats movie was playing at the same theater as a movie we wanted to see, so after ours was finished, we popped into the Cats room out of morbid curiosity. We caught about two and a half musical numbers, and they were oddly hilarious but terrifying. The movie was nearly over, but we didn’t stick around to see what happened with those creepy-ass creatures."
"I went to see it with my sister and a friend, but we kept leaving the theater to play the video games upstairs. We eventually left the theater altogether and went home. If an animated movie can’t keep kids’ attention, that is not good."
29.10,000 BC (2008)
"A $105 million budget, and I couldn’t get more than 30 minutes into the movie. It was so slow, the acting and directing were subpar, and the art was not nearly as immersive as necessary for this sort of epic. I love Steven Strait and Roland Emmerich, but it just didn’t work."
30.The Master (2012)
"It was so boring, and I wanted to like it. I got to the point where I just didn’t care about what happened and just got up and left. Still have no idea how that ended and can’t believe it got so many Oscar nominations."
"I’ve never walked out of a movie, but I should have with the new Hellboy. There were a lot of good actors in it, but it has to be the worst movie I’ve ever seen."
32.Dead Ringers (1988)
"It was 1988, and my friend and I couldn't take it even after the beers we consumed in the theater."
33.And Bug (2006), which someone WISH they'd walked out of.
"I will always regret not walking out of Bug. Worst movie I have ever seen, and it still holds true all these years later."