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  • The best movie trailer I have ever seen is for Poltergeist 2. And that was nearly 20 years ago! If you've never seen it, you've missed a mini-movie all on its own.

    Nicole and I went to the cinema a few years ago to see something, and unfortunately it was sold out. We looked at the movie posters and saw Devil's Advocate based on the fact that the imagery looked good, and Al Pacino was in it. We both thought it was brilliant. A week or so later we went to see another movie and saw the trailer for Devil's Advocate, we both were very thankful we hadn't seen it before the movie, otherwise it would have spoilt the film completely.

    Once upon a time trailers were wonderful things. When I started going to see films at the cinema (late 70s), you actually had b-movies or music videos before the main feature. In between you were occasionally shown a trailer. These were usually b-movie style trailers, that built up the main feature rather than gave it away. By the mid-80s the trailers started to appear more often, until now where there was no b-movie and you can have around 10 or more trailers to sit through.

    In recent years, the last trailer I recall seeing and being really impressed to want to see the film was for Toys. Robin Williams was featured in a field doing a series of impersonation routines to persuade you to see the film. Aside from the set and his costume, there was nothing that featured in the trailer that came from the film.

    If only movie studios would accept that they have a hand in reduced numbers at the cinema. Then may be would have more films with 40 or 50 whoa factors. And the ones that don't would be b-movies again :)