April 01, 2003 | Category:

The Recruit

Right from the outset, the most annoying thing about going to see “The Recruit” was having seen the trailer. Now, you might be thinking that if I thought the trailer was bad, then I shouldn’t have gone in the first place and should stop my incessant moaning. But you’d be wrong. I didn’t think the trailer was bad, but I suspected that it would ruin the film for me. And it did. The film has a final twist (although I’m sure you would see it coming anyway) that is revealed in the trailer.

“Surely a bluff,” I thought, “They wouldn’t give away the ending before anyone had seen the film.”

Oh, how I was wrong.

I won’t tell you what is revealed in the trailer, however. If you haven’t seen it, go watch the film; you’ll enjoy it more than anyone who has. If you have seen the trailer, then go see the film anyway. Sure, you’ll know what’s going on, but it won’t stop it from being a decent film.

But, Big Movie Studios: Stop giving away big plot points in the trailers. We don’t want to know!