Are Trailers Ruining Movies?

Are Trailers Ruining Movies?


Chris Stuckmann talks about the current state of movie trailers, and whether or not they’re ruining our filmgoing experience.



Nicolaj Vangsgaard says:

Im lucky i watched cast away before the trailer. The trailer shows fucking everything

Chris Evans says:

I saw the trailer for "Adrift" yesterday. Now I know the entire plot.
"Godzilla" was a good trailer. It outlined the themes perfectly, yet didn't reveal much story.

rant osaurus says:

Well done trailer: star wars: the force awakens
Badly done trailer: batman vs Superman: Dawn if justice

Lesley C says:

That Owen Wilson "wow".

ericsbuds says:

marketing generally ruins everything

Cory the Norm says:

For me, the worst example of this was for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. That shot where Paul gets kicked by a police horse is the LAST SHOT OF THE FILM, and it was in EVERY TRAILER. Completely ruined the theater experience.

James Brewer says:

Two words.

Terminator. Genesis.

All that needs to be said.

Payton Is My Baby says:

My favorite parts are when the trailers say "#1 Movie of the year!" or "These people say it's great!" and when you watch it you realize it's a piece of shit

Ross Jennings says:

2001 A Space Odyssey is a great example of the teaser trailer. Also Sprach Zarathustra music, and short clips of the film made you wonder why the music was brilliant. Telling you, as an audience, that you are going on a trip through space exploration. And of course, Stanley Kubrick is the man!! My source of inspiration. And another Kubrick film, A Clockwork Orange, the fast pacing trailer showing is that this is a bloody trip of ultra violence with Alex and his droogs

Hae Yun Min says:

that's why I usually don't watch trailers

xedra says:

Trailers that spoil major plot points and endings. Trailers that show all the funniest parts of comedies. Trailers with scenes not seen in the movie at all. Trailers that depict the movie as a completely different genre (Gosford Park).

L.J. L.J. says:

So true on trailers ruining films. Got to where I try not to see anything after the teaser,

Lanier H says:

The professional liar believes their own lies.

Osiris Black says:

I only watch the first teaser trailers for films, if that.

PrincessNia says:

I know this is like, a 4 year old video, but there's one trailer I have to mention.

I saw the trailer for Super 8 and it didn't tell me fuck all about the movie, but the world had me so curious!

I went with my cousin to see it at the Drive-In and was blown away with how entertained I was going in knowing less than nothing.

With a movie trailer, less is more.

Hell, the teaser trailer that I saw for Frozen was literally just a reindeer sliding around on some ice. I loved the visuals and the animation, and when I actually saw Frozen I really liked it.

A lot of trailers for movies nowadays are structured like "Here's everything that happens, but how will we get there?", which is fine in its own right, but not when it's seemingly every single movie from every single studio.

ACIDesignsUY says:

I NEVER EVER NEVER watch a trailer.

Drew Arnold says:

Meet the Robinsons trailer literally shows adult-Lewis.

NostalgiNorden says:

I disagree with the Spiderman 2 stuff.
First of all not everyone hasn't read Spiderman.
And even if they have it's not clear that she is going to die. It might be a tease.
Becuse you know, she doesn't die in a clock tower in the comics.

Deus Ex Machina says:

The original Jurassic Park movie trailers were amazing. I think I saw a couple similar variations on them. They were short and showed very little, but they also looked really good and helped to build up suspense, leaving you wanting to know what was going to happen.

Nate Saldutti says:

Mad max fury road is great example of a good trailer. Every single shot in the trailer is in the first 30 minutes of the film.

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