Two new trailers hit us recently, and as much as I want to watch these movies, the trailers really really suck.
I’m talking about The Hobbit and The Dark Knight Rises. It’s like, they really didn’t put any effort into making these interesting at all. It’s like some marketing exec just said: “Fuck effort. People will watch these movies anyway… let’s just dump some cool looking shots together and call it a day. Now let’s go snort some coke!”
Halfway through the Hobbit’s trailer, it’s really just some guys caroling. Then you see some bits that look like the old movies, except with slightly different looking hobbits. Is that supposed to make me want to watch the movie?
The Dark Knight Rises trailer is worse – it’s really just a sampling of random dialogue scenes that reveal nothing about the plot, plus one really cool shot of a football field collapsing behind a guy scoring a touchdown. I mean, that shot is really fucking cool. But it also tells me nothing about the movie, except that there’s going to be a scene in a football stadium.
Anyway, here are the trailers. I’m going to watch these movies anyway, cos I know they’re going to rock… but still that’s no excuse to skimp on the trailers.