A browser extension to censor movie spoilers in trailers and replace them with useful information about the film.
Movie companies are under such pressure for their films to succeed, hence they put the best scenes from a movie in the trailer. Drawing the audience in, yet spoiling their own product and lessening the enjoyment of it.
Sometimes the trailer deters the viewer from even watching the movie as it's just a congested version of the entire film. Hitting every major point.
I still enjoy watching trailers yet usually click off after a minute to avoid spoilers, but the feeling of the hype isn't quite there as it used to be.
With the extension, the trailer would run for a minute. Or until the extension detects a major change in trailer volume or pause as that is when the spoilers start usually.
Either way, at a set point, the screen gets blurred and the words muted. Ideally, the song utilized would continue on and then on the screen you'd get actual useful information a movie fan would care about.
Similar to this Darko's idea for general YouTube ads, but specific to the film.
For instance, shows the director's five most important previous films, their posters laid onto the screen for five seconds.
Then for the cinematographer and his most notable movies (most voted on IMDB for instance). Then the same for the person who did the score, so you would get Hans Zimmer for example. The same for the screenwriter.
That way you'd get a better sense of what you can expect without ruining the story and amazing visual you should encounter during the film.
It would be also a way to honour the people in the industry that don’t get as much credit as actors. While also making it more easily digestible than going on IMDB yourself.
Other information that should be packed in the original trailer length of around 2:30 seconds could be the runtime of the movie, language, the tagline...
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