Thinking about trailers....
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|Wed, 12-17-2003 - 6:47am|
Do you like watching trailers in the theater? Do you think they give away too much of the movie? Have you ever watched a movie because the trailer made it look good, but were disappointed by the whole movie? Just how much attention do you pay to trailers?
I like a few trailers in a theater. Three is about my limit. Then I start getting annoyed by them and just want the movie I came to see to start.
No, I don't think they give away too much of the movie, if it's a movie worth seeing. Sometimes, though, with not so good movies, the scenes in the trailer are the only good ones in the whole thing.
And I think the paragraph above kind of answers the next question. Yes, there have been movies I've been disappointed in because the trailer made it look really good, but I ended up thinking I could have just watched the trailer and seen all the good there was in the movie. Or sometimes, as with "The Missing", the trailer made it look... not so much better than it was, but gave me an impression about it that didn't pan out in the movie.
I pay more attention to trailers in a theater than on TV. On TV, unless the are for a movie I want to see or if they look really good and catch my attention, I tend to ignore them as just another ad.