Im only going to respond to this part of your post, because i feel like the comparison of this to speeding, which endangers people's lives, is a bit ridiculous. Same with your exaggerated scenario of 12 people all checking their phone at the same time. I appreciate what you're saying here, and i agree with part of it. I agree, some people could very well be bothered by someone checking their cell phone for a few seconds if they miss a text or call to see if there is an emergency or not. Some people could also be bothered by someone in front of them reaching up to scratch their head for a few seconds. They could also be bothered by someone in front of them standing up to go to the bathroom, and thereby impeding their vew of the screen for a few seconds. Or someone in front of them standing up quickly to let someone get by.. also impeding their view for a few seconds. The point? There's alot of things you COULD get bothered by if you so choose. Does that make what WG is doing disrespectful or anything close to it? You'll never get me to believe that for one second, and with all the movies i've gone to, i have yet to be bothered by someone checking their phone once around me. I barely even notice it half the time unless the person is doing it constantly. Why? Maybe im just not as easily annoyed as some of you, maybe i understand that some people may actually have an emergency during a movie, or maybe im just paying too much attention to the movie to really care about such a little petty thing like that.