Trailers have gotten out of hand, man. I feel like every time I see a new trailer for a movie, they get longer and reveal more and more of the movie, to the point that I’ve been turned off to seeing the movie. It’s like I’ve seen ¾ of the movie just in previews.
The one that sticks out in my mind most is the trailer for Funny People. A lot of the content of the middle of the movie involves Adam Sandler dealing with cancer, and it’s eventually discovered later in the film that his cancer has gone away. The trailer for the film shows all the way up to after the point that he finds out he doesn’t have cancer. That’s at least 60% of the movie totally spoiled, when it probably would’ve packed a good emotional punch if it were a surprise that he didn’t have cancer.
The trailer for Insidious Chapter 2 was good, but I feel like I’ve seen more of that movie than I wanted to for the trailer too. Sure, I could not watch the trailer, but it would be nice to have some shorter trailers like teaser trailers or something. Teaser trailers seem to be a lost art nowadays. Just a quick bit of a scene or pieces of a couple scenes and a title, that’s it.
So am I being a total whiner about trailers or do I have a point? Let me know in the comments.