When you watch a movie, do you continue watching until the bitter end? I mean, do you watch the movie end credit?
Gary Susman of Moviefone does. And he tells us why we should:
As long as we were stuck with lengthy end credit scrolls, however, there was no reason they couldn't be made entertaining as well. Best early example, from the mid-'80s, was 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off.' As the names scrolled by, we still got to watch Principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) suffer more humiliation. Finally, after the last name had appeared, Ferris himself (Matthew Broderick) came back to scold us, as if we were partygoers who'd stayed too long, urging us to go home.
Some of my favorite credits date from this period. There was 'The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension,' where all the characters got together for a little parade. There was 'Repo Man,' which is one of the few movies I've seen where the credits scrolled from top to bottom instead of the other way. There was 'This Is Spinal Tap,' full of more side-splitting improv from the characters. And there was 'She's Having a Baby,' full of cameos from celebrities who weren't even in the movie, each with a suggested name for the baby born at the end of the film.
I, for one, always watch the end titles of Jackie Chan's movies for the bloopers ;)