Thursday, February 03, 2005

When Does a Trailer Become THE Movie?

Saw a movie last night (won't say the name because to do so will perhaps make this very blog the kind of spoiler I'm about to rant against) and exactly what I feared would happen did indeed happen. The trailer that I'd been seeing for the last week gives the twist ending away. While simultaneously imploring viewers to not tell the movie's "secret," some stupid marketing guru determined that they should also slip in the one scene that would insure even a not-so-astute movie goer would be able to easily put the pieces together.


Mindless entertainment draped in the facade of making me think . . . is that too much to ask?

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