Going to the cinema still has some childlike thrill for me. Something about the big screen and the big dark room. It still holds a sense of magic for me. (Even when your feet stick to the floor.)
So, the other day I was sitting down, waiting for The Amazing Spider-Man to start and upcoming film trailers began to roll. I sat there and waited for the reactions of my friend and brother for those trailers. See, I’d already seen them all. A few times.
The good ol’ days
I remember when going to the cinema would be the only time you’d be able to see a film trailer. Before YouTube and all that jazz. Before film trailers were made widely available on the Internet. It was always exciting to wonder and guess which trailers you’d get to see. It’d be the first time hearing about a brand new film. (This has made me sound like an old woman, right?)
Now? Now, I’m a trailer fiend. I watch new trailers almost as soon as they’re announced. I can’t help myself.
Yes, I love me some film trailers
Part of the cinema magic was getting to see these film trailers. Seeing the trailers is as much a part of the cinema going experience as the actual feature film for me. I was wondering if I’ve lost some of my film magic.
You know what? I don’t think I have. I still get a kick out of seeing the trailers on the big screen. More so, I love seeing and hearing other people’s reactions to the trailers that they’re seeing for the first time. I was pretty amused by the look of disgust a friend of mine was wearing on his face when he saw the trailer for Magic Mike for the first time. Don’t get me wrong, he’s no prude. He’d rather see the female equivalent.
Am I alone on this?