Back of the book:
“Splendidly written.” “Delightful.” “Thought-provoking.”
“A thrilling read!” “Riveting plot.”
“A brilliant novel.” “You must read this book!” “A wonderful book.”
“An imaginative work worthy of high praise.”
“Pages filled with great insights.” “Enchanting!” “An excellent novel.”
–those kinds of blurbs do nothing for me.
What I want to know is what the story is all about. Blurb makers should know that one man’s Shakespeare is another man’s Twiglight. That’s why it doesn’t matter if some big shot critic likes it, what matters is if I like it. I will judge the book, not by what other people have said, but through a glimpse into its content.
The same is true with movie trailers. Filipino movie trailers predominantly come in two ineffective forms: one that drags on for so long that you already know the whole story (so really, what’s the point of watching the movie? There will be no surprises), and the other kind which is a shot of random people or famous artistas coming out of a movie theater gushing generic statements like, Panoorin ninyo, ang ganda!
I’m not jumping on the bandwagon. What I’d like is a little respect for my own intellect, for my own taste. Tell me what it’s about. Tell me what it’s all about. Then, I’ll decide if it’s worth my money and my time.
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