Who Else Covers Their Eyes During Trailers?


It seems that nowadays no matter how much you try to avoid plot outlines and/or spoilers that it is practically impossible to go into a film knowing absolutely nothing about it. Then how you might ask, does one go to see a movie without knowing anything about it?

Well, I can’t speak for the rest of the world, but if I know a particular director whom I already admire is releasing a new film I will try my hardest to avoid picture stills, trailers, reviews and even word-of mouth up until the moment I take my seat in the theatre. Mind you, this isn’t always easy to do, especially when the global media can broadcast on something as mundane as Brad Pitt’s latest hair grooming practices at ten in the morning and have it be headline news at ten-o-one. It is getting increasingly harder to go into a movie absolutely blind, unless of course, you actually happen to be blind, but that’s another story all together.

I guess I’m just fed up with seeing trailers where entire plots, character arcs, and in most cases the film’s conclusions revealed in the entire trailer. Sure, not all films do this, but without doing the math and giving my best guesstimation, I’d say at least 90% of them do. Am I the only one that feels a little ripped off when watching a movie by the fact that I’m able to see a twist or change in the plot coming based on what I’ve seen in the previews?

I bring this point up because being such a big fan of almost anything cinema related I often go online to see what the latest happenings in movieland are and what is coming out that looks interesting. If only I could do this without a trailer popping up and starting to play as soon as I click on a moviesite’s link.


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