This weekend, my husband and I went to see a movie ("Philomena" wonderful!) and ended up seeing five in a row.
"I really think that movie would have blown away the box office had they not shown the biggest plot point of the whole movie in the trailer," Cram said. "What's the point of seeing a mystery if you already know everything?"
Even though now we sort of want to. And that's the whole problem with trailers. They cram in so many of the highlights, they can overwhelm you with delight (and explosions). It's like eating the chef's special tasting menu. Do you really want to eat an entire meal after 57 delicious and/or exploding appetizers?
Oh, they weren't actually called movies. The technical term is "trailers." But since they seemed to divulge every single shocking twist, surprise cameo, heart rending moment and hilarious punch line, we feel we saved ourselves about $50 each. After all, now we don't have to see any of these films.
Good question. That's why, in a survey of 1,000 moviegoers, the market research firm YouGov found that 49 percent feel that trailers "give away too many of a movie's best scenes."
revelation changes everything unless you saw the trailer, at which point it changes nothing, except how much you want to strangle the trailer editor.
Winston harks back to the days of "Alien," when all you knew from the trailer was that in space, no one could hear you scream. What were you screaming about? Who couldn't hear you?
Which was in the trailer.
"For me, it takes away the enjoyment," said Paul Cram, an actor in indie movies (often a drug addict; he's wiry). His biggest beef remains the trailer for the 1999 Ashley Judd movie, "Double Jeopardy." A stunning Puma Shoes Green
Movie trailers reveal too much
That's when you close your eyes, stick your fingers in your ears and start singing the alphabet song. Which, come to think of it, also works if and when your first date Puma Children Shoes
"A perfect example is 'Life Puma Sneakers With Bow of Pi,' " said Mark Bialczak, movie reviewer for Syracuse New Times. The film's trailer showed a certain animal (not a tiger) doing something that was completely thrilling the first time you saw it. Puma Fierce
The trailer makers have forgotten (or are tasked with forgetting) that when it comes to getting us excited, more is often less and always has been. Cram put it best: "Shouldn't a good trailer be like flirting with someone new? But often it's like the trailer just takes off its pants and underwear and starts twerking."
Commenters writing to his blog complained about similar travesties, including the trailer for the movie "Sideways" that featured a fight scene that created one of the biggest U turns of the whole plot. "Knowing the end of that story line before walking into the theater is ridiculous," wrote Steven T.
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