Hollywood Movie Trailer Cliches
Nov 2012 01

Some time ago, I wrote this piece about trailers taking us all to hell in a handbasket… or something. Maybe it was more along the lines of trailers ruining cinema? I forget. Anyway, the point is: trailers bad.

Well, not really.

But all too often that is true. If they’re not showing too much of the film, they’re misrepresenting it, if they’re not copying other trails that have gone before, they’re featuring reviews from fawning, but clearly biased critics. While a well-made trailer can still wow you from time to time, after you’ve been to the cinema a few times, you’ve got a pretty good idea of what you’re going to see. So the good folks at Cracked put together a spoof video that is slightly mis-titled as “Trailer for Every Oscar-Winning Movie Ever”, when in fact, it’s a well-observed and executed lampooning of trailers in general. Check out the embed below, and feel free to riotously disagree in the comments.

“Accusation about your sexuality!”


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