Why is it movie trailers can raise my adrenaline levels by thousand percent but the movies bore me to death?
I recently saw Anna Karenina which was okay, but I could have lived the rest of my life without seeing it—although Jude Law’s performance as Karenin is brilliant. It was obviously based on Tolstoy’s novel which remains one of my favourite pieces of literature till today. No idea why they felt it necessary to give it the theatrical flavour à la “Moulin Rouge!”. (At least Roger Ebert helped me to understand what the meaning of it was: to make us, the audience, feel we are observing Karenina with the rest of Saint Petersburg’s society—whatever.)
What I wonder is why the movie trailer people get it? The trailer is absolutely wonderful and there is no way you could tell from this preview that the whole movie takes place in a theatre. Yes, the trailer people knew it was a dumb idea. Maybe they should have a movie trailer company make the movie next time.
Do you get bamboozled by movie trailers to think that you absolutely have to see the movie?