Jack the Giant Slayer

Things have gotten out of hand when studios release teaser trailers that reveal little more than the date on which you can expect to see the real trailer for a movie that nobody cares about in the first place…But here we are. Jack the Giant Slayer opens in 3D on March 1. After watching the teaser (you can see it below), the only thing I know now that I didn’t know before is that 1) the trailer will be released on Feb. 11, and 2) I’m still not excited about seeing the movie.

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What next? Mini-posters trumpeting the printing next week of full-size posters? Quarter page newspaper ads heralding that a half-page ad is on the way?

It was bad enough when Summit pounded its drum for the Twilight movies months in advance, leaking multiple much-heralded and much-pored-over teasers before finally letting an actual full-length trailer drop. But a zillion young women were waiting with bated breath for those crumbs.

But Jack the Giant Slayer?

The movie stars Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor and is directed by Brian Singer. Somehow, I don’t think this will be quite on the same level as his X-Men, X2 and Usual Suspects.

Brian, prove me wrong.

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