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Wednesday, June 1, 2005 1:28 AM

EST120


i went to see star wars last night. not bad. i am satisfied. it had it's moments. some good, some bad, just like most movies. anyway, the point of this thread is not star wars but the sequence of (sometimes interminable) events that lead up to the start of a movie at the theater. as we all know, there are usually a few commercials and trailers before the movie actually starts. i was sitting in the theater last night thinking that it might be kind of cool if they showed the theatrical trailer for the movie you are just about to see as the last trailer before the movie starts. that would be pretty neat. give you a last little bit to get pumped up before you actually get to see the movie. what do other people think? not that i can implement this in any way. i just think it would be cool.


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Wednesday, June 1, 2005 2:57 AM

TDTMF


hey everyone.

not sure i would want to see the trailer for the movie i am about to see, but seeing trailers for other big movies already out might make sense.
they used to to this. after showing "coming attractions", they would show a couple "now showing in this theater" trailers...

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Wednesday, July 5, 2006 3:53 AM

FUTUREMRSFILLION


I wish they would go back to showing cartoons before the movie and after the trailers.

Or am I just old?


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Wednesday, July 5, 2006 3:59 AM

SPACEANJL


Without a certain trailer, I would never have found the 'Verse. (Brit. No cable.)

Things I hate are the commercials. Except for the Orange ones - hmm, I feel a Blue Sun skit coming on... One cinema near me plays jolly little commercials for an Evangelical Christian Organisation...

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Wednesday, July 5, 2006 4:13 AM

CYBERSNARK


I've noticed a disturbing trend where I am: more commercials, fewer trailers. Pretty soone it'll be just commercials (most of them lifted from TV), with no "coming attractions" at all.

This on top of the fact that Canadian theatres don't actually link trailers to movies.

In the US, trailers are attached to specific movies (frex, the Transformers teaser will be attached to Pirates of the Caribbean 2). In Canada, it's left up to the theatre itself what trailers to show with what movie (the TF trailer could end up with You, Me, and Dupree, or Snakes on a Plane, or not shown until the movie itself opens next year).

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Wednesday, July 5, 2006 10:59 AM

LWAVES


I used to really enjoy the film trailers before the main movie. Now of course you can see them online but it was still nice to see them on a big screen, get you pumped up for what you want to see next.

Then along came the normal advert. Then some more. And even more.

I saw X3 a few weeks ago. From lights down to film start it was 32 mins. Movie trailers consisted of Hard Candy, some bad looking horror and some romantic movie. 10 mins tops.
There was the obligatory anti-piracy ad.
The rest was Orange, cars (not Pixar Cars), more Orange, hair products, alcohol and I can't remember the rest.
The commercials played before and after the movie trailers.

Total crap. I hate the trailers now coz you gotta sit through the same adverts as on TV, finally get something good, and then sit through more crap.

I'm off to see Pirates 2 on Friday. Any bets on how long the ads will be there?
30 mins?
45 mins?

Sorry for the rant but it's one of those things that gets me wound up.

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