Last Christmas: Trailer Talk. By Megan Williams.
Trailers are supposed to act as a preview of the film it’s promoting. The best trailers are the short ones that give viewers the least amount of plot information. However, most trailers don’t follow this advice, and the one for ‘Last Christmas’ is no exception.
‘Last Christmas’ stars Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Kate, a department store worker who seems to be constantly hit with bad luck. However, after she meets Tom, her life looks as if it’ll take a turn for the better.
Trailer editors, take note: this is how you don’t edit them! I’m going to be honest with all of you: I had to look up the plot because I didn’t know what was going on. While I like mysterious trailers, I like them when they are only 1-2 minutes long…this one was nearly 4 minutes! While I like Emilia Clarke, I have not been convinced to see this after watching the jumbled mess of a trailer.
Moviegoers tend to complain about trailers showing the whole film, but this one is a prime example of that complaint. How a trailer can show its whole film, as well as be extremely confusing at the same time is impressive.
‘Last Christmas’ is in cinemas 8th November 2019.
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