movie trailers.... big let down in the end?

@ren1982 (341)
January 1, 2011 1:03pm CST
i do love seeing new films and i do like watching all the new trailers and then really looking forward to seeing a film. then being let down cos they always seem to put the best bits in then the rest is crap! i know they have to make trailers that are going to make you want to want the film but at least make your films a bit better! so what do you think about trailers? show to much or not enough?
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@fpsninja (874)
1 Jan 11
I have sound so many films that if you were to look only at the advert, look very promising. However, when you actually see the film in the end, they look very poor and bad! A good example of this is harry potter the third. It makes me so angry when they make a good advert for a poor film. Or when they stick on a dvd case, 4 stars, or 5 stars and so on. It jsut completely dilutes the ranking system if every film is getting 4 or 5 stars.
@ren1982 (341)
2 Jan 11
havnt seen it andd dont plan on it! i saw the 1st 2 but wouldnt watch them now
• United States
1 Jan 11
You sure are right about those movie trailers, that is why I wait to see what others say about the movie before I spend $10.00 dollars to see it in the theater. Movies are so expensive now, you might as well wait until they hit DVD, so you can watch it for a dollar with RedBox. Have a great new year!
@ren1982 (341)
2 Jan 11
i normally like to wait now adays to see it when it comes out on dvd. just dont want to waste so much money! cos its not cheap to go to the movies! then the drinks and popcorn! crazy prices
• United States
2 Jan 11
Sometimes, I find the trailer of the movie to be far more exciting than the actual movie. As you say, they only include the best parts of the movie in the trailer. Sometimes, I just wish that actual movies were four minutes just like a trailer and the movie trailers were thirty seconds. Then we could all afford to watch movies more, cause they couldn't charge the $10 theater ticket price. As for watching movies, I don't go to the theater cause it's just too expensive like you mentioned. We have been loyal Netflix subscribers for years and they offer unlimited DVD rentals. We used to watch more movies on DVD, but now it's mostly just streaming videos from Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, etc. Watching movies can be fun, but expensive as both of you mentioned.
• United States
2 Jan 11
They show Way too much. There are films that I feel I have seen Just because I have seen the trailer! Sadly, there are few very few films I want to see.
@ren1982 (341)
2 Jan 11
this is true there hasnt really been any GREAT films out in long time well maybe this year something good will come out. we just have to stay away from the trailers!
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• United States
1 Jan 11
Some show too much and others don't show anything. I've seen trailers that make the movie look like something completely different than what it really was. Catfish, for example. From the trailers, it looks totally boring and kind of stupid. If it hadn't been for the pull quotes from reviewers at the end of the trailer, I'd have never taken the time to find out more about it. And now I want to see it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg5r7hTldR0
@ren1982 (341)
2 Jan 11
it seems alot of the big time hollywood films will go all out to make there film look good and then a small time film that not many people heard of turns out to be way better just goes to show its not just about how much money they spend its about the story!
@bounce58 (17523)
• Canada
4 Jan 11
I think I saw a movie once where the main character's job was to make trailers for these films. I guess this people are better in their jobs than the actual people who make the movies. And if you think about it, if you were hooked into watching the movie because of the trailer, then they've done their job well.
• United States
2 Jan 11
There is nothing worse then watching a movie and knowing everything that will happen. Worse is going to see a movie that you think you will like but then you watch it and it isn't about anything that the previews showed. It isn't right for previews to contain lots of action and jokes when the movie is slow and boring or not funny.
2 Jan 11
It is difficult because a trailer is made to tempt you to watch a movie and the best way is to show the best bits but then it is such a let down when you watch a movie having seen the trailer and it turns out bad. I remember it happened to me with "You, Me and Dupree" the trailer was brilliantly funny but the movie was dull. In an ideal world it would be better if they showed a real interpretation of the movie within the trailer, or at least better for the audiences. But then it wouldn't work for the distributors who rely on the trailers to tempt people. In the end I don't suppose things will ever change, trailers wil always be made based on the best bits and it's up to us the audience to do a bit of extra research before then watching a movie rather than just relying on the trailer.
@Lisander (273)
• Armenia
2 Jan 11
They look better then the rest of the film put together lol:) I remember Charlie's Angels. We were so existed that gathered together with friends and went to watch it in cinema. And we were sooo disappointed, we leaved halfway through the movie. The trailers where great, they are make exactly to attract people. But still i like them. Sometimes more then the movies. Have a nice day
@warvial (1154)
• Singapore
2 Jan 11
Hi, indeed it's a big let down whenever I see trailers that makes me want to watch the movie but only to realize everything isn't really that great. Especially if the entire movie action scene was cut and made into the trailer, it's pretty boring because there is nothing new than what has been shown. The most letdown of all would be showing the very last few scene as the trailer since I was thinking it's the movie introduction but it's actually at the end of the movie. Showing too much of the ending is really a no-no for me. I think for me, a trailer is an introduction to the plot. Of course we won't want to miss out on featuring the casts' character especially if there are big shots in it to attract the fans of theirs to watch as well. And not to be missed would be a caption such as "Based on/Adapted from true story" or "Based on a (for example) Stephen King novel" etc.
@camposkat (309)
2 Jan 11
I love watching movie trailers too as it makes me look for upcoming movies and wait for them to be shown in movie theaters. You are quite right that some film directors/producers spoil the movie by putting on the trailers all or almost all of the best bits. I've read a review on a website not too long ago that there were a few movies that were a let down because the best bits of that particular movie were already in that trailer. Some may look like not so good to watch because of the short trailer but then it turns out the opposite.
• United States
1 Jan 11
I love watching trailers. It's actually a hobby of mine. I watch trailers for movies that I've already seen and loved all the time. Sure I've been disappointed by films where the trailer was awesome but the movie was less than spectacular, but how else am I going to find out what movies that I want to see and I don't want to see? Trailers vary. These days they're pretty good about not giving the whole plot away. Trailers before the 2000s actually had a tendency to give away the entire plot. They do some selective editing though... or as you have noticed. Usually by the production point if the movie is going to be bad then it's just plain done-for. Nobody wants to start over at that point.