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Forum Topic: Do trailers dilute the movie experience or enhance it?

Teaser or Spolier?

by Mark Hodgkinson Jun 18, 2017 at 6:28 AM

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    Forum Topic: Do trailers dilute the movie experience or enhance it?
    This latest spotlight on the Forums focuses on a practise I’ve begun adopting, myself, and that is the avoidance of trailers for films you really want to see. It might sound strange but bear with us as AVForums Member (and esteemed Moderator) Wildkarrde makes his case.
    Following a debate with Mrs Wildkarrde on the new Black Panther trailer and whether he liked the look of it, Wildkarrrde said he’s stopped watching trailers as they tend to spoil things in terms of giving away too much information, especially if it's a two- minute trailer but Mrs W thought he was weird.

    ‘Wild’ hasn’t watched a trailer for a movie he really wants to see for quite a while now. It used to be one of the things he looked forward to but going into a film totally blind as to who's in it and not knowing too much of a plot makes it a little more exciting.

    It started with Star Wars Episode VII:The Force Awakens. As much as he really wanted to, WIldkarrde never watched the trailer nor read any threads about it and it made it all the more enjoyable so the decision was made to pursue the policy.

    So the question is asked - is it something that you've also done or does it make it part of the film experience to watch the trailer and build up to the actual movie?

    I’ll start the ball rolling with my view that he is totally right and I’m convinced I wouldn’t have enjoyed Rogue One or T2 Trainspotting 2 as much had I seen all the trailers and read all the hype. Over to you, folks…

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