Friday, December 21, 2012

More movie trailers please!

Pacific Rim


Pacific Rim looks damn good, and not because of my crush on Guillermo del Toro. Robots, monsters, Idris Elba, all the things that makes cinema worth watching. How do I know this? Because I watched the trailer!

I don't know if Pacific Rim is any good or not, I have faith, but looks can be deceiving. The truth is that it doesn't matter, not one bit. Having the trailer in HD is more than enough for me. I'm going to level with everyone here, there are certain things that are highly subjective, and than there are things "you just like" in this world. Music is subjective, liking a certain noise from a certain instrument above all else something "you just like". I prefer movie trailers to feature length movies.

Let me give an example how this line of thinking can save the day. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is a bad movie. What makes the entire ordeal worse is the runtime of nearly three hours. A lot can be achieved in three hours, a lot of productive things. The best known secret is that in less than three minutes anybody can enjoy an improved movie.

Better acting, better editing, better musical score, and most importantly better narrative. The cherry on top of it all, free.  Think of it like this, the badass and valiant showdown Optimus Prime has with multiple Decepticons in the trailer. It looks good, it looks exciting. The actual scene is dry and underwhelming, now it has pizzazz and interest. All thanks to the power of imagination. I'm currently imagining a Transformers movie that didn't suck, and my day became a little brighter.

Mistakes will be made, no avoiding it. This happened to me with the movie Ninja Assassin. Yes, I went inside a movie theatre and paid good money to watch Ninja Assassin. I'm sorry. The red band trailer made it look so good! An over the top bloody ninja flick with that name, how could this not be a good time? I was wrong, I see that now. Maybe one day someone will fulfill the promise from the trailer. For the time being I'm just a sucker.