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Will you continue to watch tv spots?

Flame of Udun

Nov 15 2012, 9:51pm

Post #1 of 15 (774 views)
Will you continue to watch tv spots? Can't Post

If the dark knight rises is any indicator, we still have 5 more tv spots to go. So the question is: how much is too much?

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Gimli stared with wide eyes. 'Durin's Bane!' he cried, and letting his axe fall he covered his face.
'A Balrog,' muttered Gandalf. 'Now I understand. What an evil fortune! And I am already weary.''


Nov 15 2012, 9:55pm

Post #2 of 15 (483 views)
There's no such thing as too much! [In reply to] Can't Post

Especially as the TV spots are so short, and contain recycled scenes/shots.

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Nov 15 2012, 9:59pm

Post #3 of 15 (490 views)
We may get to see as much as 5 minutes total footage from an almost 3 hour film [In reply to] Can't Post

Probably quite a bit less than that, actually.

(You, however, really should listen to the soundtrack Angelic)

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Nov 15 2012, 10:03pm

Post #4 of 15 (462 views)
Absolutely! [In reply to] Can't Post

There's no turning back now. Smile

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Nov 15 2012, 10:06pm

Post #5 of 15 (452 views)
Yes, I will. [In reply to] Can't Post

I know I shouldn't, but I'm already spoiled so I don't really care.
In December I can see it all in its proper context and I know I'm going to enjoy it.

So for me it's not really a bad thing. What IS a bad thing (for me) is listening (non-stop^^) to the soundtrack. I've noticed that I'm imagining what I'm going to see in the film; I'm linking the music to the images (and other stuff) I already know and I'm filling in the blancs so to say. And THAT could be a bad thing, because then there is a chance that scenes will disappoint me... (I hope I made myself clear)

(This post was edited by Thoromir on Nov 15 2012, 10:08pm)


Nov 15 2012, 10:31pm

Post #6 of 15 (437 views)
Yes, 5 minutes or so at the most, plus... [In reply to] Can't Post

...a lot of what we see won't even end up in the movie, or will be replaced with a different take, or is edited so massively in trailer form that it barely resembles the actual effect in the movie itself. Basically I am quite happy to watch all the trailers and commercials knowing that much, much more awaits me in the theater.

Tol Eressea

Nov 15 2012, 10:34pm

Post #7 of 15 (417 views)
Ditto... // [In reply to] Can't Post


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Nov 15 2012, 10:42pm

Post #8 of 15 (416 views)
It probably all adds up to less than 5 minutes of footage [In reply to] Can't Post

Not all of which will necessarily be in the film.

For example, we have yet to see any shots of dwarf history, the Goblin King, the eagles, the other main orc baddies, etc. This is going to be a long, long film, and we really aint seen nuthin yet.

Tol Eressea

Nov 15 2012, 10:48pm

Post #9 of 15 (405 views)
Yes [In reply to] Can't Post

I will watch more TV spots, more trailers, more video blogs and of course I'll watch the movie. None of it is too much.

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Nov 16 2012, 12:39am

Post #10 of 15 (356 views)
Of course! // [In reply to] Can't Post



Nov 16 2012, 1:13am

Post #11 of 15 (366 views)
Without a doubt [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll also save them to my computer for my collection.

Grey Havens

Nov 16 2012, 7:31am

Post #12 of 15 (334 views)
NO! [In reply to] Can't Post

C-c-c-combo breaker! Wink

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Nov 16 2012, 8:02am

Post #13 of 15 (317 views)
The slow trickle of new TV spots is keeping me spoilered-up, for the time being. [In reply to] Can't Post

I would've listened to it by now if I was spoiler-dry!

That's not to say that I may or may not of had a very sneak listen to the very first track. Shocked Tongue

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Nov 16 2012, 4:02pm

Post #14 of 15 (268 views)
Definitely [In reply to] Can't Post

I wouldn't be able to stop myself from clicking even if I wanted to.

It's weird, though, how little promotion I've actually seen apart from finding all the latest clips here. I've never seen trailer #2 in theaters at all, and only seen trailer #1 once this fall (and a couple of time back in the spring), and I go to movies a lot. It's really not much, especially considering I was desperate for the Dark Knight Rises to be released, not because I was particularly looking forward to seeing it, but because I was so tired of having to see the trailer before every single movie I watched.


Nov 16 2012, 5:42pm

Post #15 of 15 (330 views)
haha! [In reply to] Can't Post

I see what you did there. Wink I plan on watching no more TV spots, the last one (#6) reveal a whole new scene, and I think im done seeing new scenes and want the rest to be surprises. With less than a month now, i can hold off.


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