Picks and Pans Main: Screen

updated 10/01/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/01/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT

The talents of those who make coming attractions teasers have far outstripped the abilities of the people who make the attractions in question. Darkman, My Blue Heaven and Problem Child come to mind first as recent movies whose trailers were far more entertaining than the parent feature. But there are lots of other examples, and this is a trend that has to be stopped. Otherwise, we'll have to rely on reviewers for guidance, and you know how trustworthy they are.

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