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Stupid hollywood and previews

  1. May 5, 2009 #1

    Pengwuino

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    Stupid hollywood and previews!!!

    Ugh, I just got back from seeing Wolverine and i swear, I'm so sick of previews showing every good scene in the movie. It also seems like a full 1/2 of the good scenes in previews occur in the first few minutes of every movie! It's like the beginning of movies are tailored simply to give content for previews. The movie itself was a disappointment... but incase anyone is going ot see it, i'll keep my opinions to myself :P

    Anyone else feel the same way?
     
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  3. May 5, 2009 #2
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    I remember the trailer for Double Jeopardy. How kind for the studio to let us in on the entire plot and twist.
     
  4. May 5, 2009 #3
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    This is one of the reasons I like to watch movies that I have not seen previews for or heard anything about.

    I just watched War Inc the other day and it was Awesome! I had no idea what to expect.

    You much a comic book geek Pengwuino? Some of the recent comic book movies have not done so well because they were tailored more for comic book geeks. I haven't seen the Wolverine movie but was hoping to eventually.
     
  5. May 5, 2009 #4

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    Heh that can backfire sometimes. I watched Descent on PPV not knowing it was a horror movie. Scared the poop out of me :eek:
     
  6. May 5, 2009 #5
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    Two things:

    1) If not for the previews before Wolverine, I would have not known about the movie "Funny People" coming out. I really can't wait until that movie comes out.

    2) Wolverine wasn't that bad, but I wasn't expecting a masterpiece. If you go in expecting some cheap thrills and don't take it too seriously, the movie is fine.
     
  7. May 5, 2009 #6

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    I"ve been trying to avoid previews but for one, they're everywhere, and two, if you go to a movie of the same genre, you're bound to see a preview for it if its the same studio! I've also never red a comic in my entire life but my friends who are those kinda geeks have had mixed feelings on the last few comic book movies. They thought Ironman was the greatest thing since sliced bread but Wolverine wasn't very good at all. They were disappointed in Watchmen too.
     
  8. May 5, 2009 #7
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    How can you not have read a comic book in your life? Although you did say you haven't "red" a comic book in your entire life, so that leads to my next question. Can you read?
     
  9. May 5, 2009 #8

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    Yes... and i'm not a geek.
     
  10. May 5, 2009 #9
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    You can lie to your friends, but don't lie to me. You are such a geek.
     
  11. May 5, 2009 #10
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    That's one nice thing about mathematics, the 'plot' is so difficult to follow that even if you try to give away the punchline in advance the audience will audience will usually not understand it until they see the rest of the 'movie'!

    This is not always true, of course. I have heard that when Andrew Wiles gave his first public lecture on the proof to Fermat's last theorem he played it cool so that it only gradually became apparent to the mathematicians in the room what they were witnessing. Needless to say, the punchline to that lecture hits a tad harder than those found in typical Hollywood movies!
     
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  12. May 5, 2009 #11

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    That bugs me about movie previews too. There have been a few movies I thought were ruined by the previews. When they put different previews on every talk show, by the time you see the movie, you realize you've seen all the interesting parts in 30 second clips.
     
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