How Much Does the Trailer for Ben Affleck’s ‘The Town’ Spoil the Movie?

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You all know I do my best to avoid watching trailers in hopes of seeing most movies with no preconceptions. We can’t avoid expectation based on cast, director or genre, but other than that it’s my opinion the less you know about the story the movie’s telling the better the chance you have of properly evaluating and experiencing what’s on screen. Unfortunately, with both the trailer for Due Date and Ben Affleck’s The Town I couldn’t avoid them as both played in front of both of my screenings of Inception earlier this week.

I guess the silver lining here is both films look pretty good and I think The Town looks excellent, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t seem like it spoils a lot of the movie. However, what I do know of the movie seems like most of the story details revealed in the trailer take place in the opening moments. That said, this time I’m not giving you the traditional synopsis breakdown at this moment and we’ll see just how much of the film you can put together with just the trailer alone.

If you want more, you can get the full synopsis right here. The Town hits theaters on September 17 and along with Affleck, who directed and co-wrote the screenplay, the film co-stars Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite and Chris Cooper. The film is based on the novel “Prince of Thieves” by Chuck Hogan and Affleck worked on the script with Peter Craig and Gone Baby Gone co-writer Aaron Stockard.

I have this film listed as one of my Oscar contenders… Do you agree?