Comments on "The decline and fall of the movie trailer" - Faerye Net 2007-02-10T13:55:52+00:00 Re: No subject 2007-02-10T13:55:52+00:00 2007-02-10T13:55:52+00:00 <p>I think the Pixar movies are a pretty good example of great movies having really crappy trailers. They eventually get better, closer to the release date, but I know the first few trailers to come out for their films really fail to sell them at all. I just cross my fingers and bank on the fact that it&#8217;s Pixar, so it has to be good!</p> infinitecreature Re: No subject 2007-02-06T10:41:15+00:00 2007-02-06T10:41:15+00:00 <p>The thing is that the trailers tend to be so crappy that I&#8217;m unlikely to be able to make the comparison.<br /> <br /> I will ponder, I am sure that I&#8217;ve seen the bad overplotty trailers for good movies on at least an occasion or two.</p> felicity No subject 2007-02-06T07:27:25+00:00 2007-02-06T07:27:25+00:00 <p>In their defense, they could be doing the best with what they&#8217;ve got. I have never had the experience of seeing a half-assed trailer and then watching the movie and going, &#8220;wow, they really undersold that, it was so much better than the trailer!&#8221; Most of the time the trailer just adequately conveys the crappiness level of the movie and is probably designed to lure in the movie-goer that sees such a trailer and says to him or herself, &#8220;this movie looks average, but I really want to see that scene where he rides the motorcycle through the window again, that looks kickass!&#8221; Hollywood is very very cynical. Thus, the predominace of crappy movie trailers is probably just the inevitable result of the predominance of crappy movies.</p> thursday Trailers 2007-02-05T22:33:04+00:00 2007-02-05T22:33:04+00:00 <p>Technically the first category isn&#8217;t a trailer, it&#8217;s just marketing fluff. They&#8217;re shown in theaters, but only as part of the pre-movie digital advertising, not as part of the actual trailer reel prepended to the film. But yes, they are obnoxious and annoying.</p> wonko