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Stephen King admits he's only walked out of a movie once in his life

Ben Thompson

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Stephen King admits he's only walked out of a movie once in his life

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At one point or another, we've all thought about walking out of a movie.

However, we remember how much the ticket cost and decide to stay put.

Stephen King apparently bails on films sparingly.

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And no, it wasn't an adaptation of one of his books that drew him out of the cinema.

Back in June 2022, novelist Linwood Barclay took to Twitter to share which film had pushed him to his limit.

He tweeted: "Jurassic World Dominion has the distinction of being the first film I've walked out on in years."

An adventure 13 million years in the making and he couldn't stick around for 90 minutes.

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King replied to this tweet with his own offering.

Stephen King shared which film caused him to walk out of the cinema. Credit: Twitter/@stephenking
Stephen King shared which film caused him to walk out of the cinema. Credit: Twitter/@stephenking

The Cujo writer wrote: "I have walked out of only one movie as an adult: TRANSFORMERS."

He added: "Would like to know what other movies people have walked out on."

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There was initially some confusion about which version of the film King was referring to.

In the comments, one fan asked: "Okay, Mr. King. You are hands down my favourite writer of all time. Which Transformers movie was it that you walked out on? The 1986 cartoon movie or one of the Michael Bay creations?"

King then confirmed the Transformers movie he was referring to was, indeed, 'the first one' from director Michael Bay.

It seems that the iconic author was no fan of Shia Labeouf or Megan Fox running around with robots.

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Other Twitter users chimed in to reveal which films caused them to abandon their popcorn.

American sports and political commentator and writer Keith Olbermann wrote: "Godfather 3. Night after the premiere in LA. Then walked back in on the hunch it would get worse. And it did.

"Room full of Godfather fans who all cheered when the daughter got shot and laughed when mom screamed."

The author has only walked out of one film during his adult life. Credit: CBS
The author has only walked out of one film during his adult life. Credit: CBS
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Another controversial opinion read: "The only movie I ever walked out on is Moulin Rouge. Not sure why my body and mind rejected it, but I just couldn’t sit there another second."

Someone else added: "Sadly, I walked out of the first Star Wars when I was in 9th grade. I guess I should feel guilt about it, but ironically I’ve never seen ANY of the other sequels/prequels. @StephenKing Am I wrong?"

For the record, I have yet to walk out of any films.

But I have slept in many screening rooms.

If I'm going to pay $10, I might as well get a little shut-eye if the movie's terrible.

Topics: Film & TV, Stephen King, Film and TV, Celebrity

Ben Thompson
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