Friday, May 26, 2017

Twitter alerted me to the fact that Universal has released a new trailer for their classic Monster Movie collection (in anticipation of launching a new cinematic universe).

As I've previously noted on this blog before, I was a huge fan of these movies as a youth.

As someone who's seen all of the movies in this trailer, therefore, I can speak with authority when I say that this trailer makes these movies look a lot more action packed than they actually are.

These aren't bad movies.
...Well, actually some of them are pretty bad.  But not all of them (Bride of Frankenstein, for example, is regarded as a classic piece of cinema by even respectable film critics like Roger Ebert.  See here).

But they are all movies from an earlier generation with longer attention spans.  So expect a very slow pace for all of these movies, and don't let the trailer fool you.

But that being said, it's still a pretty cool trailer.

Noticed this on the second viewing--the Claude Rains Phantom of the Opera movie is actually a color movie.  They must have just de-colorized it for the trailer so that it blends in with all the other movies.

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