Annihilation (2018) - Official Trailer

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Annihilation (2018) - Official Trailer

Postby Nutso » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:32 pm

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Re: Annihilation (2018) - Official Trailer

Postby Mikey » Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:10 pm

I rate it “possibly mildly interesting.”
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Re: Annihilation (2018) - Official Trailer

Postby AlexMcpherson79 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:54 pm

I'm interested... I'll probably wait till its on a streaming service though.

And I must be in a nitpicking mood because partway in, I just thought why trailers feel the need to announce heavy-handedly the specialist training of a lead character when it could be done better.
What the dialogue basicaly is: "You're a Scientist with Military training"
Could be: "We need some of x Science Skills who can take care of themselves"

The first is basically hamfisting it to the audience as if they can't work it out... only that's an oops because they dont even give the audience anything to work that out from. You know, should be "This is the Problem, Here's is a woman who can solve it." Instead its presented as "Here's this stay-at-home-wife, whose husband is supposed to be a badass who does dangerous things but she doesn't worry because he's allegedly awesome and she just spends time at home, but one day he came back wrong from a mission, and look, his wife just so happens to have the science skills and military training to go in and fix it!"... a "Wait, what?" Moment.

I really do think that the people behind the trailers need to wake up as to what constitutes a good trailer.
And no more "teasers" for the trailer. the teaser should be for the film, not teasing that the trailer is coming.
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Re: Annihilation (2018) - Official Trailer

Postby Graham Kennedy » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:56 am

It bombed horrible at the box office. The studio is saying it was "too intelligent".

I read the wiki article on the book, and came away wondering what the hell it was supposed to be about. It came across as something I despise in sci-fi - a potentially interesting setup that proceeds to pile on more and more questions... and then just kind of ends. Sorry, but no. If you're gonna have stuff happen, you have to at least imply an explanation strongly enough that an average person will get it.
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Re: Annihilation (2018) - Official Trailer

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:20 pm

Graham Kennedy wrote:It bombed horrible at the box office. The studio is saying it was "too intelligent".

I read the wiki article on the book, and came away wondering what the hell it was supposed to be about. It came across as something I despise in sci-fi - a potentially interesting setup that proceeds to pile on more and more questions... and then just kind of ends. Sorry, but no. If you're gonna have stuff happen, you have to at least imply an explanation strongly enough that an average person will get it.



'Too intelligent'. Sounds like cop-out number 243. I like your version better, Graham.
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