Today for What the? Wednesday I wanted to talk about the dozens of trailers in movies.
You guessed it, I took the youngling to see a movie and we got there only ten minutes prior to the LISTED time. I figured we'd see some trailers. We were early. But it took, no joke, another 20 minutes past the listed time for the movie to start. Granted, they want you to see bits of other movies so you'll go back and see another movie, but come on. 20 minutes?
I dunno about you, but it's not what draws me back into the theatre. I'm looking at this from the standpoint of a parent. The kid is there to see the MOVIE not the trailers. Get it moving already.
I think the same thing about books, too. If I buy an ebook, which I do frequently, I don't want fifteen pages of previews at the end of the book. That's (IMHO) what blurbs are for. I hate thinking, gee, this is gonna be a great book. OOh, over 200 pgs, nice. Only to get 160 pgs in and find that, WHAM-O! I'm at the end and it's rushed, but also there are a gazillion pages of crap. I have been known not to read the book again.
Now, if you're an author, most likely, you CAN'T control this. Nope. It's the publishers. I know it happens, but it's still irksome.
Ok, jumping down off my soapbox. Gotta get some work done.