Long long ago, so long ago, I have forgotten how long ago, it was just me and my wife. Before that it was just us, unmarried, but that was really long ago. Anyways, when we were married with no little guy to enchant us, all day, all night, my wife and I watched movies. Lots of them. Rom-coms for her. Sci-fi, fantasy and action adventure for me. Every Friday in the summer and winter. Every other weekend for the rest of the year. We saw good movies, bad movies. Smart movies, utterly stupid movies. And everything in between. So where am I going with this post. Its a Friday night. So give me a little leeway.
Anyways, once the little guy was born, the two of us kinda stopped watching movies. Initially it was that we never had time. Then, just no patience. We could think of a million things to do rather than watch a long movie. And if English movies felt long, what about Indian movies you ask?. Well, that part of me completely died. I cannot sit through a single Indian movie with the exception of anything with Rajinikanth in it. That last part is for the child in me who will never die. I stopped caring for Indian movies.
The last few months, I have slowly but steadily started ramping up my Hollywood movie quota. Thanks to wonder of Redbox and Amazon VOD, I catch one or two movies every weekend on my laptop. But in these four years, one thing has stayed constant. My appetite for movie trailers.
You see, I am hopelessly addicted to movie trailers. Not the movies themselves. But the trailers. Every weekend for as long as I have known they have existed on the Internet, I have watched movie trailers. These days, I get my fix on Apple Quicktime Trailers, Yahoo! Movies, ComingSoon.net or IMDB itself. I see corny trailers like The Vow or slick ones like The Avengers. I have seen John Carter’s trailer a dozen times just as I enjoyed the trailer for a documentary about a road trip to Ladakh. The explosion of colors in the trailer for The Lorax blew me away as if to tell me, Dr.Seuss was personally supervising the color selection. I could go on and on. You get the vibe. Trailers bring out the kid in me. Even the worst of movies carry cool trailers. It is almost as if they chose 2:31 of the best in the movie and put it in a trailer. In the rare occasions that I get to the movie theater, I make it a point to get there on time for the trailers. And yes, I have seen trailers of movies from the past, the ones that are rated as classic. Not the movies. Just the trailers.
Check this, this , this and of course, this. Now chances are you have seen some, most or all of these movies. But try to forget that. Imagine as if you have never seen the movie or the trailer, or for that matter, ever heard of these movies, ever. Now see the trailers. You’ll get it.
So if you are like me and love trailers, lets find some time for a cup of coffee, shall we?. Now if you’ll excuse me, I want to catch my week’s quota of trailers. Happy trailer watching!