Have you ever thought to yourself, “I have seen this trailer a hundred times” or “how many damn trailers are on this movie” or “good lord, did the projectionist who created this trailer pack have advanced delusional schizophrenia with involuntary narcissistic rage”? Well this junkie has, and decided to track all of the trailers that I see over the course of the year.
Here are some stats for January:
Most Viewed Trailer(s): I had a three way tie this month with three viewings each:
- Cop Out – Starring Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Seann William Scott. My first thought on this movie… “Is this for real?!” It seemed like the kind of movie 30 Rock’s Tracy Jordan would make.
- From Paris with Love – Starring John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. It took me almost the full trailer to recognize John Travolta beneath that Mr. Clean exterior . Thinking back, I am not entirely sure what the movie is about. So I asked Junkie 1, here is her synopsis: “Some dude gets a partner who is crazy. They are in Paris. Hijinks ensue…?”
- The Wolfman – Starring Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt, Anthony Hopkins and Hugo Weaving. My experience with Werewolves in movies to date consists of a bunch of poorly animated, extremely fake looking prostetic-filled duds that fail to evoke any emotion other than humor out of me. Will this movie live up to the hype… I hope so.
Longest Trailer Pack: I know its nice to have a long trailer pack in case you are running late to the movie, but this is just ridiculous. This month’s longest trailer pack award goes to Carmike Cinemas with a whopping seven trailers on The Lovely Bones. (Note: this does not include any commercials that were attached before the movie trailers)
- Season of the Witch
- The Wolfman
- Dear John
- Extraordinary Measures
- The Last Song
- She’s Out of My League
- Shutter Island
As you can imagine I saw a lot of trailers, so I figured I’d try to capture my thought process to show how successful the various advertising was for me :: cue Venn Diagram-o-rama ::
What movies caught your eye this month?