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Episode 15 - Movie Trailers Today


Justin_Case001

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Hey.  Y'know what really grinds my gears?  You notice how they never show movie trailers on tv anymore?  They used to show legit trailers back in the day, and it got me all excited for movies.  Now, the only way you see movies advertised on tv is when they pair it with some other product.  I know you know what I'm talkin' about.  They show an add for a f*ckin car or a fast food burger, and then show some movie character shoehorned into the ad, or maybe they show some idiot suburban family driving to the fast food joint when their car is attacked by aliens from the movie, and then they're all like, "Come to IHOP and try the new Grand Slam, and see Independence Day Resurgence today!", or "Buy or lease the all new Hyundai Elantra today, and see The Last Jedi, only in theaters!", or, "Ask your doctor about Cialis today, and see The Incredibles 2!"

Celestia dammit!  I f*cking hate that sh*t.  Why does everything have to be sponsored and crammed full of products?!  I want to actually see a flipping trailer for the flipping movie.  Now, I realize that all the actual trailers are online now, and that's fine and all, but I still resent this whole situation.  It's a symptom of the larger problem we've created with this whole ad model world.  Nothing can stand on its own without product placement.  I remember when sports stadiums were actually named after teams, instead of being the Pepsi Center, or Coors Field, or the Staples Center, etc.  I remember when you'd watch the Olympics, and the sides of the figure skating rink or the gymnastics arena would be emblazoned with creative and attractive designs made specifically for those games.  Now what do you see plastered all over the rink?  AT&T, Almay, Neutrogena, S.C. Johnson a Family Company, Time Warner, Cover Girl, Pepsi, Coke, Domino's Pizza, Geico, Allstate, eSurance, H&R Block, Chevrolet, Honda, Dodge, T-Mobile, Verizon, Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Taco Bell, Carl's Jr, Este Lauder, f*cking on and on and on and on....

I HATE IT.  And that, ponies, is what really grinds my gears.

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Still better than the current crop of trailers that spoil half the film, and recycle the same formula of make joke, awkward pause, punchline, action scene or lots and lots of inception horns. 

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On 6/30/2018 at 7:53 PM, Denim&Venom said:

Still better than the current crop of trailers that spoil half the film, and recycle the same formula of make joke, awkward pause, punchline, action scene or lots and lots of inception horns. 

*Overly dramatic voice*  "In a world where nothing is as it seems....ONE MAN has the courage to defy an empire...  It's time for this hero to take out the trash.  THREE conspiracies...TWO villains....ONE HERO....NO WAY OUT."

That's pretty much every trailer, right there.

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