Victorian Squid wrote:
I only saw one trailer, but IMO bad editing and choice of shots did not give the action the sense of scale it should have. A giant robot is cool, sure, but a close up of part of a giant robot does not give you the same dynamics. It was a shitty trailer in that it didn't communicate well to the larger audience. Monster movies used to be popular 50 years ago, sure, but they were still a niche market.
Are you seriously comparing it to King Kong, or the conditions to how movies were made and marketed in back then? I can't take you seriously, I'm afraid. This isn't 1933 and movies are promoted quite differently today, to a different audience, under different viewing conditions. No one told people they needed to "turn off their brains" to enjoy a movie, for starters.
I'm not sure which trailer you saw so can't comment on it. I do think the marketing wasn't great.
However my comment was the idea of giant robots vs giant monsters is not hard to get. Despite what "kaiju" means. I wasn't commenting on your artsy fartsy view on king kong the original movie.