How long until the posts start about the poor kids who went to see Bridge To Terabithia expecting Narnia and getting Love Story?*
As someone who had to give the heads up to my sister (no, no, don't take Cheetah, please don't take her!), I know there are many well intentioned parents who are going to have one major WTF moment in the theatres this weekend. And have to deal with something they totally weren't prepared for. Which isn't fair to parent or child.
It's a shame -- everyone says its a great film, a wonderful adaptation, so what are the advertising people thinking?
Maybe I'm over reacting, or anticipating the worst, but I'm afraid of a backlash based on the movie not delivering what the trailer promises.
* OK, so that example of a death movie sucks. But I'm a bit tired so cannot think of the good "cried my eyes out" death movie to use here. Suggestions welcome, I'll edit the post and credit you.
Edited to add: 2nd Gen Librarian review. Very interesting, including audience reaction.