I’ve been struggling with this for a while. I was just thinking about if there were any movies we wanted to watch on Netflix, Red Box or OnDemand this weekend.
I do not like the length of movie trailers.
I actually think it started when Brent and I started watching more movies on OnDemand. I mean we would spend an hour or more watching previews. When I say previews, that is actually movie trailers. We didn’t just watch a little preview clip of a movie. Finally, I got to where I felt like I was seeing too much, so that much that I felt like I knew what the movie was all about and perhaps how it would end! I then began yelling, Okay! Turn it off! Then, we would laugh because I started doing it so often. I would regret watching the trailer because I felt like I knew more than I wanted to and it wouldn’t leave any unknowns, or very few.
Well, it won’t stop.
Brent and I don’t go to movies all too often anymore. Lately, it’s been a few months in between I would say. Well, we went and saw Rush on our anniversary last week. It happened again. The trailers actually seemed ever longer. If a movie is two hours and the trailer is over two minutes long, it’s showing the most ‘important’ parts in the movie…in my opinion.
Another problem with this? It always has me questioning if I’ve seen a movie or not! haha. That’s probably partly because I don’t have a great memory, but because I’ve seen a lengthy trailer, it’s hard to determine if I actually watched the movie.
Can you tell me that you watched this trailer and don’t feel like you know TOO MUCH or more than you wish you did before watching the actual movie!?
This movie, About Time, does look cute and Brent and I do love Rachel McAdams, but when we saw the trailer in the theater the other night, we both agreed that it seemed a bit predictable. I’m sure it will be cute, and we will still watch it, but I’d rather think it was predictable after watching it, ya know?
Movie makers, producers, trailer makers, whoever leads this job…… STOP SPOILING THE MOVIES!