I dont just mean trailers, there are some fucking posters out there that show too much as well… you rarely see them but yeah- they exist.Like Quarantine, the last scene of the movie is the main character being dragged into the darkness by the villain, who kills her. If someone says “The girl dies at the end!” Isn’t that a spoiler? Well this poster does exactly that, behold:
The following is a trailer for Avatar, now, ITS NOT THE SAME FULL TRAILER! At first it seems the same, but towards the end its completely different, PLEASE WATCH IT:
My beef is this: IT SHOWS THE WHOLE MOVIE! By the time this shit comes out we’ll watch the whole movie and say “I remember this from the trailer” on EVERY IMPORTANT SCENE! We can already pedict 90% of the movie just from this trailer.
OH AND BTW, the Avatar trailer I just linked is a TV SPOT. That was NOT a theatrical version, you will see that in your tv commercials. This is getting worse and worse.
Advertising is supposed to draw people, yes- but it will affect the moves re-watchability and enjoyment and element of surprise if you give so much away! But these factors are intangibles, these are things that the costumer ENJOYS, what hollywood REALLY cares about, is that they get money, which is why they give everything away in ads. So sad.
I know for a FACT that theres 100 arguments to this topic so let me know what you guys think.