Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cinemark Pulls 'Paranormal Activity 2' Trailer Over Complaints

Source: Variety

Wow! This is a little ridiculous. Variety reports the movie theater chain, Cinemark, has pulled the Paranormal Activity 2 trailer from "several theaters" in Texas. Apparently they received a number of complaints from moviegoers stating the trailer was "too frightening." (pause) Uh, what? Then I heard this trailer was playing in front of Summit's The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, which opened yesterday, and then it made a lot more sense. Those whiny teeny-boppers couldn't handle a good movie preview if they saw one - clearly. But then I thought maybe this is just a ploy to create more buzz for PA2. Hmm...

PA2 is obviously going to be marketed on thrills and chills. And now hearing that the trailer was so scary they had to pull it from theaters makes it all the more temping. I think this is a pretty good way to built up hype surrounding the sequel to Oren Peli's low budget horror flick. Anyway, the trailer had to of been approved by MPAA first, so I'm sorry if a couple people can't handle a few minor scares. That doesn't mean everyone can't handle it, come on, get over it! Twilight fans (of the films that is) can be so annoying! If this isn't some ploy, I think Cinemark caved way too easily.

What do you guys think?


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