I watched a trailer because the series title piqued my interest. I knew it was a trailer for a series going in and so do you:
First, I know the music and the out of focus bits were elements that were used to generate excitement and mystery. I get that the pace was both for effect and for necessity, keeping everything tight, tight, tight. I get that. I do.
Honestly, though, the only things I really caught were:
Will we survive?
Extinction level event.
Um. Yes, we will survive or else there wouldn’t be a second, let alone a third book. But what is it we’re surviving? An asteroid? A plague? An invasion? Computers gone wild? No clue.
But there will be soldiers. Soldiers aren’t my favorite thing in the world, but I can do soldiers.
Now, the title, Linkage, Incursion, and Reversion seem like some kind of transformative plague. Or maybe that’s just me.
The point is that I have no idea what I’m supposed to be excited about. I have no clue who the characters are. And I really don’t know why I should care. If all I’m going to get is a cheap thrill, there are easier, less expensive ways to do it. After all, I have a Netflix subscription and a son who loves to try to scare me.
So, then I watched this one:
First, I thought my sound got muted. Then, bam!
Granted, this is a sensory processing thing for me, but I missed most of the text adjusting to the silence and then the noise. So, I watched it again.
Is it just me or does this seem like vampires vs. aliens?
Am I just having a bad day? Am I just being snarky? Or did I just stumble across two trailers that tell me virtually none of the things I want to know?