Does the marketing for this seem lame?

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  1. encline

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    Besides fans and a few other people that are into movies, not a whole lot of people even know about ROTF. I just saw the trailer for Terminator Salvation (looks good) and all the other summer movies. Does this this lame or smart?
    I am torn.
     
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    Don't worry, the marketing will kick in and it will kick in big time. To be honest there's not much point advertising it this far away - it's already an established "franchise" that has successfully transitioned over to the live action movie realm. Taking off in February is a logical plan despite all the nerd rage.
     
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    And, February is 4 months away from the actual release date. There's plenty of time for the movie hype to build up from that point.
     
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    It would be nice to start seeing some stuff to get things going again, but for some reason they haven't pushed out much of anything yet on either Transformers or GI Joe. If not for my fellow fans there wouldn't be much of any reminder about these films.

    Yes I know at some point we are going to be just flooded with stuff related to both films but there is just so much nothing to deal with between now and a push.
     
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    There's tons of time.
     
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    It doesn't sem lame to me.....

    It IS LAME.... four months to advertise a summer blockbuster... who's stupid idea was that?

    I cannot understand why bay and co have p'd away the chance to advertise the movie during Christmas.... just think how much the anticipation would go up by if they had a trailer out now?
     
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    While different, the marketing isn't lame. Four months is plenty of time. It's not like the average movie goer needs to mark his calendar NOW to save that date. I can't imagine the average movie viewer watching the new Wolverine trailer this weekend going ""ZOMG! I must mark this in my calendar so I don't forget about it almost 7 months from now!"

    It's an established franchise that is going to have tons of promotion once it gears up. The promotion of the movie will be all out crazy once the premiere date draws near and that's going to be when the average movie goer starts thinking about saving the date.

    All promoting the movie now would do is cost Paramount extra advertising dollars. Launching the promotion two months earlier is not going to create any substantial increase in movie profits. Launching around Christmastime won't do a thing, as there is no product tied to the movie that in turn create profit.

    Does holding back the promotion piss off a lot of die-hard online fans? Sure. Does it affect your average movie goer by waiting a couple months. No.
     
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    Its about the same that it was for the first movie. this one is coming in late though. The first movie didnt have its full marketing push until about 3 months before hand.
     
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    They probably count on the fact that the first one was so successful so they don't need much marketing for the second one. They assume that the success of the first one will help the second one.
     
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    You can bet your last dollar that the trailer will be before Watchmen. That will be all of the advertisement they need.
     
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    The promotions will come, we just need to sit tight and be patient.
     
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    Watchmen is going to be rated R, so I doubt it.
     
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    I don't think I have ever seen people upset about not being advertised to before.
     
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    People have been saying that about every new movie in the last month or two. So half the people hear could give a Rats ass about that statment...lol


    I think the more they piss us off by not showing anything the better an audience they think they will get... Dont know how that will work, but will see.


    But i really couldnt care less... Im going to be watching it on DVD.
     
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    Doubt it, i dont think they will debute the trailer before a movie where limitd people will see it, i never heard of Watchman so i wont be seeing that movie and im sure im not alone.

    A more sure bet will be during the Super Bowl, what better way to anounce a new movie then during an event that people of all ages will be watching... I dont think they will pass up the chance to have millions of people to see it around the world all at once:) ... January you will get the trailer and then all the marketing will take over after that i think ..
     
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    I don't get why people would be getting pissed off. I really don't. I have been trying but I can't. Not having been shown a teaser trailer yet is really that bad? Really? Come on, really?

    See you at the theater.
     
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    Uh, dude, Watchmen is one of the most high-profile releases of next year; it's based on one of the most famous and acclaimed comic books of all time, is being relentlessly hyped by every single movie and comic magazine and is directed by Zack Snyder, whose last film 300 grossed $70 million in its opening weekend. It's a big, BIG deal, and is playing to the exact same sci-fi/comic-book action demographic that Transformers plays to,a mere three months before RotF launches. Don't get me wrong, the Super Bowl is going to be a prime opportunity as well, but pre-Watchmen is just as safe a bet.

    In any case, I don't particularly understand all this impatience to see the advertising for the film. At the end of the day, it doesn't make a difference whether we see a trailer now or on the day before the film is released; either way, we still aren't going to get to watch the movie - ie, the actual product that we're supposed to be anticipating here - until June 26th. Yes, previews are nice to whet the appetite, but the way people have been raving and hand-wringing over this you'd think that the teaser poster itself was the be-all and end-all. And as for the suggestion that the marketing has been botched... get a grip, people! There are highly paid marketers in charge of the RotF campaign, with many years of experience behind them; the idea that they're going to neglect or deliberately try to piss off the potential consumers of the sequel to a $700 million worldwide smash is beyond ludicrous. We'll see RotF previews when the time is right; until then, we just have to sit tight and be patient.
     
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    the lack of a trailer isn't the problem i have with the marketing... it's the lack of any kind of marketing at all... we haven't had any posters.... not even a simple black screen with the movie name and 'coming 2009'
     
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    you know how to cut to the core of me baxter...

    hah yeah i will see it in theaters...


    as for the trailer thing i could care less... i just think they are getting cocky like this movie is ganna be better then the batman sequel..
     
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    how can the marketing be lame when there is no marketing. Better no marketing, than lame marketing. It markets itself on it owns through word of mouth an internet fandom
     

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