Thursday, January 15, 2015


As I get older (this is the last year that "late 30's will appear on this blog's description) I find that I tend more and more to not watch trailers. Oh, I'll watch the first one pout out, as I did with Age of Ultron, Star Wars Episode 7, and Ant Man, but I'm not going out of my way to see anything down the road. There's a few reasons for this.

First is the time it takes. Yes, I know these are short things, but I have so much else going on in my life that I'm not going to go seek these things out. If I'm in a theater and the trailers are on, then I have no choice, but that's also part of the movie-going experience. I'm so far behind on other forms of viewing (I still have only seen the first episode of Constantine, for example) that I have all my TV time booked.

Secondly, there's going to be TV spots. More than likely, I'm going to end up seeing something on these things just by watching my normal TV, so why waste time in seeking them out?

The biggest reason is, though, I'm falling into that "old fart" "Get off my lawn!" mindset. I like what I like and I tend to stick to that. If these trailers get my interest up on the first viewing, that's great. If it looks like it's going to annoy me, then I avoid it. More information with likely not change my opnion too much, one way or another.

Besides, I'm a geek. I'm GOING to see the movies anyway, so why spoil the experience by watching most of it before I'm in the theater?

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