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    * Transformers Ordeal - A DAD Gets punched and his kid was watching!

    So this was pretty insane (or at least I thought it was)

    Okay, so in all my years of watching movies, there's only been a few times I can recall where lines were MASSIVE. I mean "M A S S I V E"

    1. Lord of Rings Series
    2. Matrix Series
    3. Sex in the City

    But honestly, this one has to take the cake: Transformers.

    But here comes the juicy part.

    So I "attempted" to get tickets for the midnight showing of what's probably going to be a great movie, but sadly, could not..

    As I was standing in the purchase line, I see a father and his son. His son kept getting hyped for the movie and I felt happy for the little guy.

    Time goes on and we get a little closer to the purchase stand when I see another group (2 males) who I didn't see before a couple of minutes earlier cut in front of the dad and son.

    (now Im assuming the dad and son didn't notice it either, or they were too happy about the movie that they didnt mind the other group of males cut in line)

    Anyways moving on...
    So the 2 group of guys get their tickets. Dad and son are next and GUESS WHAT!

    Yup, all sold out.

    I couldn't hear much but all I could see was the Dad getting pretty upset and yelling at the cashier saying those two guys cut. Dad confronts the two guys and starts getting a little physical *not much, just getting a little close to the guys who cut*.

    Some yelling goes on for a little bit, people are watchhing, and then BOOM! PUNCH right to the face.

    I don't know what was said as I couldn't hear from where I was, but it had to be offensive for someone to punch a guy in the face.

    Luckily, workers and security guard were close by and stopped the argument in time. Nothing else broke out. I just saw a pretty intense punch and went back home a little bit upset as I waited for about 40 minutes.

    I just feel bad for the little kid. No movie for him.

    Anyone else see drama in the lines today?

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    hahaha that's hilarious men ^_^

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    Wow, tempers can flare in those situations, especially when you're waiting inline for something. I never go to the movies at a peak time, or just when the movie has come out. If I go, it's a little while after it's been released, and usually on a sunday night at 9:30pm, where the cinema is mostly empty. Unless it's a killer movie and I just gotta see it, I'll wait for the bluray mostly these days.
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    Hopefully they were arrested for assault and battery. What a stupid thing to punch someone over.

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    This is kind of sad in my opinion. Just shows how rude some people really are. But I guess there isn't a whole lot that you can do about it.

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    Meh, is it really that big of a deal to see it the first day it comes out? I mean come on, the movie will be the same movie a couple days from now...no need to get violent over it.

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    My thoughts exactly, but I could "see" how tempers would flare up in that kind of situation. Waiting in line expecting to get something, and being so close to getting it...

    Well I just hope the Dad ended up trying a different theatre . At least to make it up for his son.

    Either way, to those who have tickets tonight, enjoy the show! NO SPOILERS!

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    I was reading this thread tru started and was thinking of this trip I took over one Christmas holiday. I swear to god this actually happened because even I didn't believe what I saw. Also keep in mind this was pre 911. A kid was kicking a guys seat in front of him on a five hour flight and the guy snapped and got up but of course he isn't going to hit a kid so he started choking the kids dad. Well this other guy across the aisle feels bad because the kids dad is scared so he gets up and he grabs the other guy and starts punching him. I never thought I would ever hear these words but the captain comes on and says "If you don't stop right now I am turning this plane around, landing in Chicago and stopping this flight!" So imagine all these tired travelers, everyone strung out from holiday stress and just wanting to get to their families and friends. You should have seen it everyone collectively ordered them to cool it. People in the back where ready to head forward to make them stop. It was nuts. Of course when we landed a cadre of New York's finest poured onto the plane along with FAA etc. I dont know why the story made me think of this but yes simple incidents like a movie can turn ugly when tempers flare.

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    That poor kid, really shows how stupid some people are and cutting in.. Why if you are stupid enough to do it, would you cut in front of a kid who obviously is so excited to see the movie and wants to get in asap.

    Hope they were arrested and banned from the cinema!

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    Thats just dreadful.... I get annoyed myself at people pushing in but I am too much of a wimp to say anything so just quietly fume to myself....lol. To push in, in front of a kid so obviously excited is just rude but to punch said kids dad for confronting them is just plain ridiculous!! Just thank god it wasnt more serious these days though eh!

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    where i live ur be supprised what people punch other people over. some people just go out there way to look for violence so I dout the father said much if anything to be honest.

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    That is unfortunate. How was the father physically afterwards?

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    That's bad, I hope the father and his kid tried another cinema to see the movie! If I was the father, I would of made sure I had the first punch - You can tell when someone is about to swing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LH-Danny View Post
    That's bad, I hope the father and his kid tried another cinema to see the movie! If I was the father, I would of made sure I had the first punch - You can tell when someone is about to swing.
    If I was a father, I would not want my son to see me make the first punch.

    Just IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    If I was a father, I would not want my son to see me make the first punch.

    Just IMO.

    -mike
    Hmmm, true - I agree to be honest.

    Father - "Son, turn around for 10 seconds"
    *Son turns around*
    *Father takes a punch and a loud thud sound is made*
    *Father and Son walk out the other way*

    I used to do a lot of boxing and fighting in my early teens, it still shows through sometimes.

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    That's horrible. I hope the father is ok. Seriously, the nerve of some people. Cutting is one of my biggest pet peeves.

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    Serves the guy right for mouthing off in the first place and setting a bad example to his son.

    He should have known better and kept his trap shut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    Serves the guy right for mouthing off in the first place and setting a bad example to his son.

    He should have known better and kept his trap shut.

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    whatever!

    same goes for your post.....
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    I gotta say also that it does sound pretty hilarious... but then again.. I have a 3yr old son, I'd be pretty upset that he didn't get to see the movie cuz I'd have to listen to all the way back home from the movie theatre and till he goes to sleep.. then again probably the next day also... I mean for sure I would take him the next day.. but still the annoyances of him whining constantly about it the night before... WOULD SUCK!

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    It just shows you what people of today are like, no respect at all these days :/

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    Sad but true.

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    Mike - the father wasn't banged up or anything. It wasn't like Mike Tyson himself was swinging at the dad.

    More or less, it was probably just shock from the physical act of being punched that rocked him a little.

    Dad looked fine. Before more drama began, the security guard + staff came and broke up the confrontation. From there, I don't know what happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    If I was a father, I would not want my son to see me make the first punch.

    Just IMO.

    -mike
    Me nether - but I would make sure that I am the one who throws the last punch.

    As the topic is punches - it's been about 20 years since I got in last fist fight and I feel like something is brewing inside of me and it is time for a nice fight. When I walk the dog at night I pass by some places where there are bunch of rowdy drunks and I try to pass very close in hope someone will push me or do something to provoke the fight. It sounds stupid, but I would not mind at all being punched in the face if that means that I could throw few punches myself. So far no luck - people around here are too fast to say "excuse me" and walk away.

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    Wow.. isane situation. good share.

    Did you finally get to see the movie? Maybe it was worth it after seeing it? jk!

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    Just get your tickets from fandango and pay the extortion, err I mean convenience fee.
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    And this is why we have Fandango. I mean srsly. I had tickets for Transformers opening night (the midnight showing!) a week in advance.. and yes, it was completely sold out within minutes at the actual ticket counter. Pretty sure 2 of the 4 screens were sold out via Fandango prior to opening night, even.

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    There's always two sides to things here.

    Firstly, never (and I mean never) expect to get tickets opening day unless you do it online.

    Secondly, and more importantly, if you HAVE to do so in line, then make SURE nobody can cut in front of you. Get up there right behind the next person, and leave no room. Don't take your KID to get tickets to an opening day show, that's just ridiculous.

    Most people don't understand the concept of moving with the line. They'll let the line move ahead a good pace,then move to catch up. Why? They're distracted. Well, in that distraction, you're going to get cut in front of.

    Should dad have punched the kids who cut out? Naaah, he SHOULD have acted responsibly the the first place and gotten tickets ahead of time. Common sense says this stuff is going to be sold out!
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