We’re getting too much trailer content

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*SPOILERS* – If you don’t know much about upcoming movies such as Terminator Genisys and Jurassic World, be warned!

Before the Internet, it was difficult to know what a movie or TV show was about unless you saw the trailer in the theater or on TV. But now, we live in an age where everyone wants to know everything about everything, which is great, if you’re into that sort of thing. But what ever happened to the element of surprise in cinema? It’s gotten to the point now where even the trailers have just decided, meh, okay. I’m talking about the recent Terminator Genisys trailer.

We covered it here, but in case you need a refresher, it is revealed in the trailer that John Conner becomes/is manufactured as/replaced by a new model Terminator. Now, we already knew that there were changes made to the timeline, and that things are different now, but THIS is something that could have waited until the movie came out in theaters. But the obsession that most people have now that we live in the information age is knowing too much, and it ruins part of the magic the movies provided in the first place, A Good Story.

Another trailer that pretty much gives everything away is for a movie called Max, a movie about a military dog whose owner is killed in battle and has to live with the fallen soldier’s family. Sounds cool, right? Except for the fact that the trailer almost tells you the entire story, thus making it unnecessary to spend money to be surprised at what will happen. Why would I spend money on a movie that I already know how it ends? I can pretty much guarantee you that the movie won’t do well. I’m not saying it’s a bad movie, but I already know what happens, so why go see it? I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who thinks this either.

Just because your fans want to know what’s going on, doesn’t mean you should give in to their demands. That is one of the WORST things about Hollywood nowadays. They always want to please their fans by giving them what they ask for, but it isn’t always what they want. The whole purpose of going to see the movie is to see a good story. This obsession with knowing everything is what keeps people from going to the movies now.

I’m still going to see Terminator Genisys. The notion of a dinosaur park where the security fails and its attractions attack the tourists has been done already, but I’m still very interested in seeing Jurassic World, even though the plot is also basically laid out in its entirety in the trailers.

I just miss being surprised. I miss being sucked in entirely. I miss the magic the movies once had. Will we ever get it back? Will we ever go back to just being surprised with no spoilers? Sound off in the comments below.

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