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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 15/7/2013 9:12:42 AM   
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVLvMg62RPA

One of the best trailers in recent memory. Gives absolutely nothing away, but makes you bloody well want to see the thing.


And the good work was all swiftly undone by this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7awaM0UmYI

8 minutes?! It's pretty much all in chronological order too!

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 17/7/2013 8:56:43 PM   
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WHY THE HELL DO THEY HAVE A 8 MIN LONG TRAILER!?!? THAT IS LONGER THAN A SHORT FILM!

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 17/7/2013 9:03:34 PM   
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Didn't know about that one. Cloud Atlas had an 8 minute trailer as well. Ridiculous.

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 18/7/2013 11:31:36 AM   
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Terminator Salvations trailer gives away the films MAJOR plot reveal by showing that Marcus Wright is a cyborg himself.

In the film the scene where this is revealed is shot and written to be a BIG plot twist so i cannot understand why they decided to give that away in the films marketing.Is it any wonder that the film didnt do that well box office wise?

Say what you will about Star Trek Into Darkness, but the filmakers and advertising made a big effort to hide the true identity of a major character in that film for as long as possible.

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 28/7/2013 1:51:34 PM   
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes - it literally is the movie condensed into 3 minutes. I watched that movie for the first time and I knew exactly what was going to happen. You really don't need to see it because the trailer gives everything away.

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 28/7/2013 2:18:03 PM   
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I'm getting a bit fed up with these 'previews' before the movie starts at the cinema. Got it for Fast 6, Monsters Uni, and before The Wolverine started yesterday, we got what was basically just a mega-extended trailer of Elysium, which showed us pretty much every single plot turn. The film looks awesome, but I really don't know why they feel the need to show us so bloody much of it. I now know exactly what path Damon's character follows throughout the film.

Urg...

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 28/7/2013 5:48:46 PM   
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I'm getting a bit fed up with these 'previews' before the movie starts at the cinema. Got it for Fast 6, Monsters Uni, and before The Wolverine started yesterday, we got what was basically just a mega-extended trailer of Elysium, which showed us pretty much every single plot turn. The film looks awesome, but I really don't know why they feel the need to show us so bloody much of it. I now know exactly what path Damon's character follows throughout the film.

Urg...


Oh, that's disappointing to hear. I'm off to see The Wolverine on Tuesday, so maybe I'll nip out for refreshments at that point.

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 9/9/2013 9:38:40 AM   
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Much like that Elysium preview I was talking about, I think the worst trailers are those that just go through the plot step by step. They aren't necessarily too long and show us loads of the movie, but they tell us loads of the movie by giving us every single plot turn. The worst offender at the moment that movie is The Call (watch the trailer at your peril).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmhyUuLKwa4

It literally tells you everything that happens from beginning to end. It even shows us all the main moments of what looks like a pretty pivotal scene (at the gas station). I just don't understand it. What's the need? Do they not realize they're ruining their own film?

It looks quite good and I'm sure it will be, but the element of surprise will be lacking.

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 9/9/2013 11:34:23 AM   
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This is one of my pet hates from recent mainstream 'blockbusters'. All the film's key set-pieces show up in the trailer which means that the film's got to have plenty in its locker to give a real element of surprise. 'Kick Ass 2' was the last film I saw at the cinema and thought it was a particularly bad offender. It gives the impression that the studios have so little confidence in their product that they have to give away as much as possible just to get the punters through the door...


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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 9/9/2013 11:44:37 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Whistler

Didn't know about that one. Cloud Atlas had an 8 minute trailer as well. Ridiculous.


To be fair, I think Cloud Atlas actually needed a trailer that long in order to give people some idea of what they were going to be getting themselves into. And actually think they managed to mostly get away with not spoiling much despite showing so much footage. It was more of a proof of concept than a trailer, in my opinion.

Cool Breeze's example about Terminator Salvation is a particular one that I got annoyed with. But I also get extremely irritated by DVD cases giving away major plot points by which images they choose to put on there... like the Prometheus cover showing you exactly what the engineers look like underneath those suits.

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 9/9/2013 1:32:02 PM   
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I think it just underestimates the audience's intelligence really... As an example of a brilliant trailer, I would point towards 'Gravity', which shows one scene, makes it look amazing and leaves you desperately wanting to see more.

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 9/9/2013 7:39:33 PM   
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I think it just underestimates the audience's intelligence really... As an example of a brilliant trailer, I would point towards 'Gravity', which shows one scene, makes it look amazing and leaves you desperately wanting to see more.

This would be the ideal situation for me with all movies, just one scene. And it could be done too without difficulty and without giving too much away. For instance if the trailer for Skyfall had merely been even the clip from the pre-credit sequence where the train carriage rips away and Bond hops through and fixes his cuff-links - cut to black screen "Skyfall October 2012". Bums would be on seats.

The recent trailer for Richard Aoyade's The Double is also another great example of how a trailer can be made interesting without giving too much away.

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 9/9/2013 9:36:55 PM   
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I quite liked the trailer for Side Effects. It seemed to have a lot of information in it, but after seeing the film I realised it doesn't really give anything away at all.

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 10/9/2013 10:07:14 PM   
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ORIGINAL: AxlReznor

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ORIGINAL: Whistler

Didn't know about that one. Cloud Atlas had an 8 minute trailer as well. Ridiculous.


To be fair, I think Cloud Atlas actually needed a trailer that long in order to give people some idea of what they were going to be getting themselves into. And actually think they managed to mostly get away with not spoiling much despite showing so much footage. It was more of a proof of concept than a trailer, in my opinion.

Cool Breeze's example about Terminator Salvation is a particular one that I got annoyed with. But I also get extremely irritated by DVD cases giving away major plot points by which images they choose to put on there... like the Prometheus cover showing you exactly what the engineers look like underneath those suits.


But the Engineer sans suit is the very first character you see in the movie, so it's hardly a major spoiler. It's something you get to see within about a minute of the movie starting.

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 11/9/2013 1:56:28 PM   
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I only watch the first third of trailers, I can see what the film is about, the style, actors etc. Thats all I need.

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 21/9/2013 9:43:52 PM   
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When the trailers for 'Into Darkness' showed at cinemas I literally sat there with my eyes closed and my fingers in my ears every time to avoid having the entire plot given away. Otherwise it's inescapable to have the movie ruined.

Studios: STOP IT!!!!!!

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 24/9/2013 2:00:47 PM   
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The Island trailer gave away a key plot point that our characters don't discover until at least an hour into the movie. So for the first hour we're just waiting for them to learn what we, the audience already know.

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 15/11/2013 12:42:03 PM   
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I think we can add the trailer for Noah to this list.

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 15/11/2013 1:08:42 PM   
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This is why I no longer watch trailers. At least Ted's didn't reveal the best sequence in the whole movie (and is simply all the more awesome for it).

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 15/11/2013 1:23:28 PM   
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Theatrical trailer for The Lion King

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 15/11/2013 5:04:32 PM   
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Not a trailer, but at the moment there's a "preview" of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty playing before most films. I've seen it three times now and it's getting tiring. I felt like I'd seen the whole film after the first watch.

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 21/12/2013 9:52:25 AM   
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I suspect HTTYD 2's latest trailer might be quite guilty of this.

Also, I saw an advance screening of Walter Mitty a few weeks ago, and that preview of Walter Mitty pretty much is the film.
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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 21/12/2013 2:44:01 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Hood_Man

I suspect HTTYD 2's latest trailer might be quite guilty of this.




It did give away what I'm sure should be a big twist, didn't it?

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RE: Trailers that show the entire film. - 26/12/2013 11:05:08 AM   
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Not a recent film, but the worst ever offender for this was the trailer for Mike Nichols' The Graduate back in 1967. It condenses literally the entire story into three and a half minutes.

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