Here is a second batch of 10 Trailer reaction videos. For me, these are very fascinating. It’s like having a focus group, only better, because each has its own private viewing and one person is not influencing another, as with a focus group. I think this is interesting for anyone who’s ever made movies, and for anyone who’s a fan of the underlying literary material. And for anyone else — well, they’re not exactly cat videos, but they are strangely compelling…..
Another intriguing point. I know that prior to the trailer coming out, there was a theory that a lot of twenty-somethings and thirty-somethings would have a warm spot for Tarzan based on watching the Disney animated feature in their childhood. Based on the totality of all the reaction videos I’ve seen – I would say that’s turning out to be true. A lot of people are confused about the true origins of the material, — meaning they think Disney originated (after all, every poster and title treatment said “Disney Tarzan”, didn’t it?) . . . . . . but the point is, many of them seem to be more open to it than expected, because of their fondness for the Disney movie. This isn’t everybody by any stretch … but I would say 2-3 out of 10 seem to relate to it that way, and that’s significant. A grown-up version of their childhood favorites intrigues them.