Lets start with Seven Pounds, which honestly wasn’t what I thought it would be. I remember watching the trailer and thinking this would a mixed pace film. Watching the film with a male friend was very strange experience, because it wasn’t to far into the film, that we realised it was more a love story than an action/thriller film. It would have been something I would goto with my wife, more than one of my male friends.
I promise I read the synopsis, but it didn’t give to much away. I skipped the detailed one, since I didn’t want to know to much of the plot. So even though the film was fine and I will always enjoy looking at Rosario Dawson, I still feel that I have been misled by the trailer, which hasn’t happened in a while. Tick the lesson learnt box. If I had known in advance, I think I would have skipped the film, which is why I think the trailer was specifically misleading. How many people would have gone to watch a Will Smith love story versus a Will Smith thriller/action film?
While I am talking about films, the one thing that always mystifies me, is the film release schedule, do the film distributors all sit in a room and try and cram all the good stuff out at the same time (I blame the Oscars). Last week was just Seven Pounds, yet this week we have Valkyrie, Milk, Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans and Nixon/Frost (I acknowledge that a couple on that list may well win Razzies), and I still haven’t had chance to go and see The Wrestler. Which I would have preferred to watch over Seven Pounds. However my point is, that I can’t realistically go and see all these films inside a couple of weeks. Don’t they realise my Rune Priest is only level 37.2. Seriously, unless you know the ticket sales for each film, you would be hard pushed to know which films will be dropped first by the cinemas, so you are going to miss films at the cinema. Ultimately though it’s the film company/distributors loss.