Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A Watched Pot Never Boils
(Or: I Could've Spent This Time Saving Kittens From Trees)
I'm sitting here, awaiting a trailer. Believe it or not, this is the FIRST TIME I've done this. I mean, I once bought a ticket to a movie I didn't really want to see so that I could watch the trailer for The Phantom Menace on the big screen. And I recently left my girlfriend waiting naked in the boudoir while I quietly clicked a link for The Avengers' first trailer. But sitting in front of a computer with the SOLE INTENTION of waiting for a trailer to appear? Never before. And it feels weird. And sorta pathetic.
When my girlfriend woke up and saw me sitting at the computer, I actually tried to pretend like I was idly browsing the web with no particular purpose. I think I even made a point of trying to look bored. Needless to say, she saw through my ruse. She'd already heard waaay too much about today being the day that the trailer was going to drop to NOT know what I was doing.
Did I mention that I even got up early today? Not on purpose, but yeah, geeky as charged.
THIS IS JUST A TRAILER, after all. It could be a ten-year-old me's dream trailer, and the final film could still suck. (See: The aforementioned Phantom Menace) Flip that. The trailer could suck, but the movie could turn out to be a ten-year-old me's nomination for Best Picture Ever. (See: The Avengers) Either way, I'll live to see another day. If I'm lucky, that day will be sometime -- a long time! -- after March 22. Cuz no matter how big of a deal I'm currently making about today's trailer, I'm fully aware that it's the movie that matters.
NOW WHERE IS THAT TRAILER?!
Awaiting The Croods: The Agony & The Ecstasy
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