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James Woodcock
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Posted: 10 November 2019 at 1:10am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

This is related to the film LAST CHRISTMAS & the fact that there is a spoiler that it seems has been released, to the annoyance of the actors.

My discussion point is not that others have spoiled the film, it is that I watched the trailer & it was obvious that something was up because the trailer makes it so obvious.

So here’s my question - do you think trailers spoil films too much?

Personally, I think they have been getting worse for years. There are some, such as the Marvel movies, that on the whole, seem to be able to keep things hidden.

But there are others like Amazing Spider-Man 2 & one of the Fast films, that literally show the last shot of the film in the trailer. Many even seem to show clips from the film in chronological order, to make piecing the plot together even easier.

I much prefer to get a flavour of the film without spoilers being given away (I think the next Star Wars film seems to have gone too far for me for example)
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Posted: 10 November 2019 at 1:48am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Well, let me first say that the current Ford vs Ferrari trailer has far too many spoilers for my liking. I just don't like that kind of laminar flow disruption. Boom, boom.

I actually think the editors for trailers as a whole do a wonderful job. They seem to have a better grasp of what makes a gripping narrative than a lot of film-makers themselves. To use the Star Wars series as an example, every film has been a winner since (and including) the Phantom Menace, if you go by the trailers. Not so much with the films themselves.

I struggle to think of a specific example of a trailer truly giving away a key ending (though I'm sure I will be shortly corrected in this misapprehension). There are, of course, many comedies in which the best gags are given away in the trailers. Par for the course, methinks. Particularly the trailer for Caddyshack, which had a par of 4. Short at 348 yards. Watch out for the gophers though.
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There's the infamous example of TERMINATOR 2. Pay close attention the next time you watch the film. It's deliberately not clear who from the future was sent to kill John Connor until the time travelers and John meet in the hallway at the mall ("Get down!"). But the trailer for T2 had this spoilery voice over: "Once he was programmed to destroy the future. Now his mission is to protect it," followed by the clip of Arnold saying, "Come with me if you want to live." It gets worse from there.


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Posted: 10 November 2019 at 6:44am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I don't know about spoilers, but some trailers give me the impression that the movie runs for about four hours.
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The review of T2 in NEWSWEEK (sort of an ad, right?) was illustrated with an image from very near the end of the movie. Watching it in the theater, I found myself realizing just where that shot would have to fall—after all the action was over.
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Posted: 10 November 2019 at 10:20am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

T2 is probably the very worst case of commercials and marketing campaigns spoiling the movie. I didn't know for years that the movie actually constructed the T800 programmed to save John Connor as a surprise.
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Posted: 10 November 2019 at 10:42am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

What I hate even moreso than spoilers is when they put the majority of the good parts of the film in the trailers.


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A recent Fast and Furious film had a "feature" during
the trailers that showed most of the big set piece (The
one with the huge tank on a freeway) which seemed pretty
pointless!

I do think that they`re showing more spoilery trailers
lately, are the marketing companies thinking the public
is getting dumber, and needs everything sppon fed?

A MAJOR irritation to me over here is movie ads on the
radio, with random snippets of dialogue! Excrutiating!
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Posted: 11 November 2019 at 10:19am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

T2 is probably the very worst case of commercials and marketing campaigns spoiling the movie. I didn't know for years that the movie actually constructed the T800 programmed to save John Connor as a surprise.

I can't quite remember how/when I learned about the good T-800 in T2, but I think the promos for TERMINATOR: GENISYS did a far better (or worse, if you will) job of spoiling a major plot twist! 


 INVISO TEXT (Click or highlight to reveal):
specifically, John Connor actually being a machine


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 INVISO TEXT (Click or highlight to reveal):
He was not a machine He was improved! And a very naughty boy.
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Kevin Brown
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Posted: 12 November 2019 at 2:41pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I agree about the trailers giving away too many spoilers, but (to be fair) Ford vs Ferrari is based on historical events and it's very easy to Google what happened.  It's kind of like being upset with someone spoiling Titantic and what happened to the ship.
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 12 November 2019 at 3:04pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

The Titanic trailer just gave me a sinking feeling.

To be fair, the Ford vs Ferrari mention was 0% to do with events being given away and 100% a word play on spoiler.

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