It might also have to do with the amount a person is used to reading, as well... People who rarely read might have less patience for subs.
Subtitles can give me a headache...
Its amazibg how many syllables are in other languages, no?
Yeah...that's what I was thinking, too.
The Seven Samurai is an excellent old black and white movie that was dubbed to English. If you really don't want to read the titles, then watch The Magnificent Seven that was remade from the Samurai.
I don't mind the subtitles unless I'm trying to read a book at the same time.
Actually, I was even glad to read the subtitles for movies in foreign languages; it helped and still helps a lot. And when the sound is too bad, it helps too - lol.
Subtitles are helpful if you don't understand the language. What matters is their quality. All your base are belong to us.