Much has been said about trailers, teasers, interviews, posters etc sort of ruining the finished product for some members.
Do you think this forum could collectively go spoiler free- refraining from all teasers and trailers for Awakening and just wait to see it? I think it could be interesting but I doubt it would ever happen. It is an extreme idea but is there to illustrate the point that we will likely continue with analyzing and speculating everything when Awakening starts to make some noise.
I don't think any of us have that kind of self control. Not to mention, analyzing every trailer and photo is part of the fun and one of the primary reasons I created this site in the first place. Covenant could've easily lived up to expectations, I don't think the trailers or leaks did anything to diminish its impact whatsoever. If anything, it helped its popularity.
Hmm... I don't have that control either. I have noticed complaints of being mislead in different ways after the fact...while deep down we knew we could have been seeing red herrings.
In my case the trailers helped me keep my expectations very low, because anything I'd seen in the trailers was particularly exciting to me. On the contrary: shower scene, big turn off; and the bland characters were pretty obvious. What bothers me the most is how some of the things that they put on the trailers were totally neglected in the movie. For instance, they tease you with a mystery, that famous holographic transmission from Dr Shaw. And what do you get in the movie?: NOTHING, just the same, no explanation whatsoever.
For instance, they tease you with a mystery, that famous holographic transmission from Dr Shaw. And what do you get in the movie?: NOTHING
Maybe I didn't convey my idea clearly since there have been a few threads about this issue.
The teasers and such ramped up my expectations as intended. That is why I posed the idea of avoiding them in the future. Or maybe the studio will just stay silent. As if that will happen. I honestly don't the answer short of just linking up to Alien and ending it with no explanation.
dk Got you. Well I guess there could be a spoiler free section (but then users would be even more out of touch with the direction the franchise is taking). However, nowadays everything is about the hype machine, and the trailers are a key part of it.
have to agree with dk, the trailers were awesome, the posters superb bits of art but were used imo to mislead the audience into thinking the film offered more than it did. I was so looking forward to AC, more than any other movie in years. u just have to look at the weeks, months of activity on here to see how excited 99% of us were for this film. that's because it offered so much but in reality, the lead up trailers posters etc were actually the best part. for example in the trailer wer given the impression that daniels is trying to contact the covenant while someone is seen running up the stairs in the cargo/terra bay but in reality they have no connection what so ever just like the poster. the best bit about AC for me was the lead up and speculation with other fans about the possibilities on here.
The marketing was all misleading, but not in a clever way. Unless there was much more exposition which ended up being edited out, I am at a complete loss to explain this!
The prologues and Walter viral hinted at big things which never happened!
The trailers and tv spots on the other hand, gave away almost every creature reveal. I was convinced there was going to be something more kept back for surprise factor!!??
"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger
I always want to know everything when something new I like is coming out, but in hindsight I really wish I hadn't seen the backburster or any indication of it. It's such a well made scene and I would've loved to have it as a complete surprise.
The Trailers Gave away a lot... The TV Spots more so...
The only way to had gone Spoiler Free would have been to keep away from any site like this one, and to not search for Alien Covenant News.... to not watch any TV Spots, Interviews, read Ridley Scotts comments on the upcoming movie and not getting any Magazines that Feature it.
Just to basically wait for the Trailers to hit the Cinema and TV and Watch those then wait for the Release date and then not look at any other related Sources
Thats the only way to have it done...
I agree its sometimes maybe not to helpful that the Site Lacks Spoiler Tags... But people are Advised to Label Topics that are Spoilers as such and so anyone who views such Topics should be aware of Potential Spoilers.
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I hate movie trailers nowadays. I try to just watch the teaser and maybe the first full length trailers for a movie I plan on seeing and that's it. I unfortunatley did not do that with Covenant and saw every f&%$king shot of the Neomorphs and Protomorphs, but I think the forum itself has to reamin a spoiler kingdom! Like Chris said, that's really kind of why the forum is here. One of the reasons it's here, that is.
Yeah, I do my best to just watch one or two trailers and stay away from spoilery articels, discussions, trailers, etc. I really wish that Hollywood would find a way to shorten the advertsining cycle for a movie, it usually starts a year or 6 months from release. I feel like after a few months they HAVE to go into spoiler mode and what not. What else is left to do? It would be nice if they could rework that aspect of the inudstry and start two or three months out and feed slight teaser material, interviews, and what not slowly. For people who still want to know more before the film comes out, there could be options for that from the studio marketing (a specific website or something) and the inevitable steady stream of leaks and predictions from fans
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I watched the three virals before seeing the films and I saw one still of David that Chris referred to in a post.
I have now watched the trailers and for those looking for an action movie they would have been very disappointed !
Most of the movies I watch are outside of the tentpole arena and I have no idea what is coming.
Part of reason for joining the forum was to try and see where they would go after Prometheus and speculate how they would deal with the potential narrative momentum built by Prometheus.
I was very pleased to see the Pathogen given its proper prominence which a lot of people who didn't get the movie didn't get the mutagen.
I also guessed the dynamic of David/Walter correctly.
Once I had seen David in the Engineer cloak It told me he was responsible for the apocalypse.
The structure of the movie was how many of us discussed it. What did surprise and showed how important it is to be fresh was the solar sails and the drama around that I really enjoyed that element.
I didn't get anything else wrong because there wasn't anything else. The mythos has been eviscerated and all the elements involving Elizabeth are muddled and incoherent and have turned David into a routine antagonist, which I have to say was my biggest disappointment after the beautiful short featuring her.
I would strongly recommend for tentpoles one stays away from the trailers they give far to much away.
Funnily enough what resolved me to stop watching them at all was seeing the Prometheus trailer after the movie that was horrendously revealing.
Anyway as there are people like BD ad Lone on this thread I would like to bid you all goodbye I am not a negative person and having said my bit I want to focus on things which are happening which are positive. I look forward to reading Origins in the autumn which might be worthy of further discussions.
But for now thank you for your on line camaraderie there is a good vibe to this site well done Chris for keeping it that way.
Oh Michelle, you will be missed!
It has been a pleasure to read your intelligent, thoughtful and insightfull posts. You have always conducted yourself with such grace and interacted in the best of ways.
Enjoy the summer, I hope you will return.
Till then, take care...
"Let The Cosmic Incubation Begin" ~ H.R. Giger
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