All of us here love ads to death, no? Well, I love 'em. it's just I wish they knew their boundaries. Commercials are for the small screen, agreed? Well, they've slowly begun to take over the bigger screen. The MUCH bigger screen.
I go to the movies quite a lot. I know it used to bad enough at the beginning. Has the movie been buried under all of these previews? Well, now the previews have competition for the title of big screen bug. Moving in on their turf is the one and only...commercial, lady's and gentleman! Oh sure, sometimes those commercials relate to what's up at the concession stand; Coke, candy...ect. Sometimes it's movie related; get your tickets at Fandango! But then there's that big bug you just hate! Join the marines, join the army, join the navy. We've been waiting for you. I've gotta be brutally honest here. Is it really ok to be showin' this stuff at kids movies? I see a G, PG movie and there they are! Naturally, it's targeting those future generations, but come on!
Another problem is those ads that are a little out there. Plenty of times I've spotted those Nestea Cool ads featuring our dear friend, the perverted snowman. The one I've spotted most often is the Charlie's Angels one. Snowman sits in a car, but you wouldn't know he's a snowman. He's a skeleton at the steering wheel, watching "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" at the drive-in. He gulps and gurgles down his Nestea and his bones become snow covered. But then he sees the angels and his body heat increases to the max as can be seen when his 'skin' melts off. Picture that at a kids movie. Ech...
Now that commercials have arrived on the scene, it's mania waiting for the movie. Next time you go to the movies, expect a 10-14 minute viewing of commercials+previews. Happy viewing. Hey, wake up!