Good movie trailers are like tasting the cake batter. Yummy enough to pique your interest and promising something even better to come.
Poor movie trailers, however, are an entirely different experience of disappointment and letdown. Some show the entire movie in quick-flashing snippets, leaving the viewer feeling disinterested and unfulfilled. Others are so inane ("G-Force", anyone?) that one might question the sanity of producers who put up money to make such rubbish.
Another point to make here is that in modern movie theaters, before the trailers, we have to sit through a handful of car, Coke and shoe commercials. I despise this practice. I've already paid an excessive price for the ticket and treats. I shouldn't have to be bombarded by commercials in every single media outlet on the planet. But that's another blog discussion altogether.
Overall, my habitual enthusiasm for trailers has not waned as I've grown older, and I even look forward to them on DVD, hushing my family and hurrying to get into my seat before they begin.
So what movies that are scheduled for the upcoming fall/Christmas season are you looking forward to, based on their great trailers? Here are a few I have thoroughly enjoyed and can't wait to watch the films for:
The new "Muppets" movie looks clever and updated and funny, I can't wait!
Okay, these are the only two I could find. There aren't many movies coming soon that I'm all that interested in. Share your upcoming favorites in the comments and I'll post the trailers if I agree with you. :)
On suggestion of my crafty friend: (I'm not actually all that excited about this one, I'll have to reread the books and see if I feel differently this time around. I thought they were good, but one of those series that maybe shouldn't be brought to the "big screen"... but I know a lot of people are really excited about it, so here you go!)
My sister, whose comment wouldn't post, suggested this and I agree with her, this one looks really good! Very Bourne-Bond-ish. :)