Fandango Wants My Movie Review…Not

I enjoy using Fandango to purchase my movie tickets. I find it much more efficient to pay for my tickets online and then stroll past the long lines at the box office, into the theater and up to the ATM-like machine to retrieve my tickets while the rest of the suckers customers are still standing a mile back in line.

The day after you see your movie, Fandango sends an e-mail asking if you’d like to post a review for their “community.” I have always ignored these requests in the past, but after seeing “The Dark Knight” this past Wednesday I thought I would go ahead and post my feelings about this film.

The problem is that reviews are limited to 1,000 characters. Not 1,000 words, but 1,000 characters! That’s roughly 200-225 words. My grocery list has more than 200 words. I looked at my review and it was 900 words (after I had edited out about 300) so I decided not to take the time to cut three-fourths of it to participate in the “community.”

Apparently, Fandango does not want anything more in-depth than, “Wow, that was the best movie ever.” or “Man, that movie sucked like a Hoover.”

But I’ll still get my tickets through them.

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I'm a freelance writer and blogger who has written for, among others, Tribune Media Services, Suite101 and Athena Guides. As an intrepid traveler I have chronicled some of my travels at The Verbal Vagabond, my travel blog. And, being an avid amateur photographer, I also have a photography blog spotlighting photos I have taken of areas around my hometown at Postcards From Maggie Valley. Speaking of Maggie Valley, that is where my wife, our Golden Retriever/Border Collie mix, Bella, our Orange Tabby, Tigger and I live in a log cabin on a mountain in Western North Carolina, just at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I enjoy hiking, camping, art, travel, photography (as mentioned above), and an occasional glass of good wine while reading or writing in front of the fireplace.
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3 Responses to Fandango Wants My Movie Review…Not

  1. Anonymous says:

    How about this:

    If you want to read my review, go to, because 1000 characters is not enough to tell you how I truly feel.

    That should be under 1000 characters. 😉

  2. Michelle says:

    I can’t believe blogger let me post that last comment without my name. LOL

  3. AnnMarie says:

    LOL and thats a good idea too.

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