When I first saw the trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan,” I was utterly shocked. The trailer started off as a drama, and I thought that this movie wasn’t really my type and was like a happy-ending-at-the-end sort of movie. However, after the first minute of the trailer, it started to get amazing. It all occurred so fast that I was glued to my seat and was left wanting more. I can’t wait for this movie to come out.
This trailer is very similar to that of Paranormal Activity. It had the same amount of suspense in the trailer, and was widely anticipated by viewers. However, Paranormal Activity did well opening day and a couple days after that, but then died off as people started to spread the news about the movie and how it was not as up to par as it looked in the trailer. Due to this, Paranormal Activity did not fare well in the second or third week it was in theaters. Most people did not buy the DVD for the movie, and it lost a good deal of money from that.
Due to all the buzz that the trailer created for “Black Swan,” the movie has to live up to it. Viewers will be expecting a great movie, and something that is not up to par will not fare well with the audience or the box office. Also, sometimes trailers show all the great parts of the movie, and there is nothing else to watch in the movie itself. To get all the good revenue for the movie, it would have to live up to all the hype so it can get ticket sales for the whole time it is in theaters and generate DVD sales after it is out of theaters.
The trailer of “Black Swan” has created a lot of buzz and has left viewers puzzled. The release of the movie is widely anticipated, and is sure to get a lot of viewers on the first couple days of its release. However, the actual content of the movie will determine if this movie will be a classic or if it will fail after a few days. I know that I’m eager for the release of “Black Swan.”
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