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Stupid Moviegoer Trick

Post by BRWombat » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:29 am

I went to a movie last week, and the newest trailer for WALL-E comes on beforehand. Great trailer, by the way -- lots more hints of the story, a lot more scenes with that adorable robot. It is so cute!! I may be a little worried though, because I've never been drawn to a Pixar movie from the trailer before, and I always end up liking their movies. Will I not like this one because the trailers make me want to see it???

But I digress.

So the trailer ends, and I hear the voice of a middle-aged women in the theater behind me: "So, is that a movie or a video game or what?" :eek: :confused: :banghead:


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Post by DisneyMom » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:35 am

BRWombat wrote:I went to a movie last week, and the newest trailer for WALL-E comes on beforehand. Great trailer, by the way -- lots more hints of the story, a lot more scenes with that adorable robot. It is so cute!! I may be a little worried though, because I've never been drawn to a Pixar movie from the trailer before, and I always end up liking their movies. Will I not like this one because the trailers make me want to see it???

But I digress.

So the trailer ends, and I hear the voice of a middle-aged women in the theater behind me: "So, is that a movie or a video game or what?" :eek: :confused: :banghead:
Well, DUH! she must be wearing her SG goggles out in public.
The truth is, though, that it be most likely be both....what hasn't been turned into a video game (animated features)?


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Post by Cranbiz » Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:03 pm

While you would think that if you were watching a MOVIE trailer, it would be for a MOVIE, nowadays, her question is not as dumb as it sounds.

Just about any movie, good and bad, gets made into a video game.


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Post by GRUMPY PIRATE » Wed Feb 06, 2008 12:06 pm

Cranbiz wrote:While you would think that if you were watching a MOVIE trailer, it would be for a MOVIE, nowadays, her question is not as dumb as it sounds.

Just about any movie, good and bad, gets made into a video game.
Especially now, when it seems like the first 15 or 20 minutes are now commercials, when it used to be coming attractions!!


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Post by Shorty82 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:40 pm

GRUMPY PIRATE wrote:Especially now, when it seems like the first 15 or 20 minutes are now commercials, when it used to be coming attractions!!
Those royally annoys me. I already paid a good bit to see a movie and now I have to sit through commercials? The slide-show ads for local businesses and the quizzes shown before the lights go down don't bother me, that's good use of what would otherwise be a blank screen.

What bothers me is having to sit through actual commercials before the movie. If I want to watch commercials I'll stay home and watch TV, not shell out a good bit of cash on tickets and food. Show me previews of coming and current attractions, don't try to sell me some product.


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Post by lady ulrike » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:43 pm

Shorty82 wrote:Those royally annoys me. I already paid a good bit to see a movie and now I have to sit through commercials? The slide-show ads for local businesses and the quizzes shown before the lights go down don't bother me, that's good use of what would otherwise be a blank screen.

What bothers me is having to sit through actual commercials before the movie. If I want to watch commercials I'll stay home and watch TV, not shell out a good bit of cash on tickets and food. Show me previews of coming and current attractions, don't try to sell me some product.
I always say, I got Tivo so I don't have to watch commercials and I now I'm forced to watch them at the theater. Right before the movie starts and after all of the commercials and previews have run, my husband and I will often look at each other and ask what movie are we seeing again? I forgot.



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Post by dancinghomer » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:35 pm

lady ulrike wrote:I always say, I got Tivo so I don't have to watch commercials and I now I'm forced to watch them at the theater. Right before the movie starts and after all of the commercials and previews have run, my husband and I will often look at each other and ask what movie are we seeing again? I forgot.
Thats prolly why companies are now spending money on commercials at movies. So many people now have DVR and Tivo, so they can skip the commercials, but you can't avoid them at the movies unless you walk in 15 minutes after the "start time".


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Post by Ms. Matterhorn » Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:40 pm

dancinghomer wrote:Thats prolly why companies are now spending money on commercials at movies. So many people now have DVR and Tivo, so they can skip the commercials, but you can't avoid them at the movies unless you walk in 15 minutes after the "start time".
I was filling my tank at the GAS STATION today and had a commercial blasting at me from the gas pump! It was a commercial for the California Lottery.


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Post by GRUMPY PIRATE » Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:41 pm

Ms. Matterhorn wrote:I was filling my tank at the GAS STATION today and had a commercial blasting at me from the gas pump! It was a commercial for the California Lottery.
Yeah, one of the shell stations near where I live had them installed, Gas pump network (who knew?) At first I thought I was on one of the Leno bits that he has done with those "pump tv's"


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Re: Stupid Moviegoer Trick

Post by Cranbiz » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:25 am

The BP stations here in FL have pump side commercials too! Luckily, it's an add on module to the pump and it does have a mute button.

Now if only I can get a mute button on my DW. :rolleyes:


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