I almost forgot that today was Friday – it seems like I just posted a Friday question! Previous questions can be found HERE.
This week’s question is:
If a movie looks good in the trailer but gets bad reviews, do you still see it?
Or the reverse – if it looks bad in the trailers but gets good reviews, do you see it?
I tend to rely on reviews more than trailers, but trailers are almost always the first point of contact that put a movie on my radar, so to speak. The most recent example of a movie I thought looked absolutely mind-numbingly stupid from the trailers was Ted, a movie I actually enjoyed quite a bit but would not have gone to see if it weren’t for the positive reviews. Another example was The Social Network. I couldn’t believe people were loving a movie about Facebook but after seeing the film for myself, I understood.
For the inverse, I really thought that The Village looked awesome and M. Night Shyamalan was involved, it had to be great, right! Wrong. So wrong, in fact, this was the last Shyamalan movie I think I’ve seen.
What about you?