Modern media has made trailers and previews really weird. Since I cut the cable cord, my exposure to commercials is effectively nil. The only time I’m a captive audience is at the movie theater.
Over the years I’ve developed a habit of purposefully avoiding not only spoilers (a baseline habit), but even trailers and stills for movies that I’m interested in seeing. I don’t do it in the Comic Book Guy “spoilers, geez!” trope sort of way, but I just don’t click on links to discussions or videos about movies that I’m looking forward to. It’s actually trivially easy to avoid that sort of thing on the
For me, this also means that when I see trailers for the first time (in the theater, the way God intended), they’re exciting and fresh. It also means that I don’t usually participate in fan dissection/prediction discussions, but that’s okay with me. It also means that when something amazing comes along about a movie, it will be so exciting that it reaches critical internet mass and I’ll find out about it no matter what.
tl;dr - I don’t watch movie trailers on YouTube. How about you?
Oddly enough, I do love to read all about upcoming video games while they’re in development.