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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

question of the day: Do hotly anticipated geek films suffer from Too Many Trailers syndrome?

There’s a new trailer for X-Men: First Class out!

Yes, another one.

Perhaps you’re a bit sick of getting trailed on this film, as Garth Franklin of Dark Horizons seems to be:

The online film site world has been going a bit insane this past week posting up all sorts of variations of “X-Men: First Class” international teaser trailers that have been appearing. At last count at least six different versions exist or have been linked to recently.

All the variations usually contained only one or two new shots added onto the first international teaser released a while back, leading to even fans probably feeling burned out to some extent.

It’s unfortunate as that took away enthusiasm for the launch of the domestic full-length trailer yesterday, which is a shame as that trailer sported a lot of new footage and worked great.

When word came today of yet another international version having hit, the seventh iteration, I myself had little interest in linking to or mentioning yet another clone.

As Franklin continues, the good news is that this is a whole new trailer with a significant amount of new footage: so much so that it really alters the sense of the film we’ve been getting, as in the trailer I posted back in March. Yet it doesn’t spoil, either.

Take a look at it at YouTube (it’s not embeddable) if you’re not burnt out. Or even if you are.

Do hotly anticipated geek films suffer from Too Many Trailers syndrome?

Do you get so tired of hearing about a film by the time it comes out, after being bombarded with trailers (not to mention clips, character biographies, and so on)? Or do you welcome each new peek at a film you’re looking forward to (assuming the film doesn’t get spoiled for you)?

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