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Trailers: They're like movies, but shorter

ElkiElki get busyModerator, ClubPA mod
edited January 2011 in Debate and/or Discourse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPcta5V5dA0



I am outraged. How can you name a movie Super 8 and then film it like that? My expectations have been violated most severely.

I haven't kept up with my trailers, lately. Which is a weird feeling to have, like trailers were some bit paper that needed to be outlined, drafted, edited, etc. But once you feel the need to watch 15 of them when you only have the time for 3, it suddenly feels like an obligation. The worst kind of thing to have!

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    UrianUrian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
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    cyphrcyphr Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I hadn't heard of Super 8 until watching that trailer. And now, I'm stupidly excited for it. A movie that references the story of Roswell aliens being transported to Wright-Patterson AFB? Yes please.

    Also, Inception looks like it has a real shot of being a very good flick.

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    Ad astraAd astra Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6RU5y2fU6s
    Warning! This trailer may cause testosterone poisoning.

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    TicaldfjamTicaldfjam Snoqualmie, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Urian wrote: »


    The Matrix....done RIGHT!

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    UrianUrian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    I can't even believe how much I'm looking forward to Inception. It just looks so so good. That trailer is probably one of the best I've ever seen.

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    TicaldfjamTicaldfjam Snoqualmie, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Chris Nolan knows his shit. Add to the fact that Warner Bros has given him the reigns for the next Superman movie? I'm fucking stoked for that!

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    UrianUrian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    The fact that he was even able to make Inception was a fluke. He wrote the script for it 10 years ago never thinking he'd actually be able to do it, but the insane success of TDK allowed it to happen. And keep in mind TDK's huge earnings probably wouldn't have happened without Heath Ledger's death and the unbelievable success of the clever marketing campaign. Everything kind of came together for that movie. Even if it did really well I still don't think WB would have let Nolan do Inception; it had to be second in the world for them to give him $200 million to make a movie he wrote himself, giving him full artistic control. That just does not happen, especially these days, so now that it did the movie has every reason to be Nolan's masterpiece.

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    Ad astraAd astra Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I don't think I've seen a single thing Chris Nolan has made that I haven't liked, and the music in that trailer is fantastic.

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    LoserForHireXLoserForHireX Philosopher King The AcademyRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Ticaldfjam wrote: »
    Chris Nolan knows his shit. Add to the fact that Warner Bros has given him the reigns for the next Superman movie? I'm fucking stoked for that!

    is there like a critical mass for awesome though? I'm scared the world might very well explode.

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    FragtasticFragtastic Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Ticaldfjam wrote: »
    Chris Nolan knows his shit. Add to the fact that Warner Bros has given him the reigns for the next Superman movie? I'm fucking stoked for that!

    Me and Nolan agree on one point at the very least, Michael Caine should be in every fucking movie.

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    TicaldfjamTicaldfjam Snoqualmie, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Ticaldfjam wrote: »
    Chris Nolan knows his shit. Add to the fact that Warner Bros has given him the reigns for the next Superman movie? I'm fucking stoked for that!

    is there like a critical mass for awesome though? I'm scared the world might very well explode.

    You can never get enough AWESOMENESS.

    Also, it is amazing that Warner Bros. was able to keep the plot for Inception secret for over a year.

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    TicaldfjamTicaldfjam Snoqualmie, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Fragtastic wrote: »
    Ticaldfjam wrote: »
    Chris Nolan knows his shit. Add to the fact that Warner Bros has given him the reigns for the next Superman movie? I'm fucking stoked for that!

    Me and Nolan agree on one point at the very least, Michael Caine should be in every fucking movie.

    This oughta be fucking LAW!

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    Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I saw Iron Man 2 on Monday and saw the trailers for Inception and Super 8 for the first time - definitely interested in those. The other trailer I was thinking of was Expendables, but, alas, I was beaten to that one as well.

    So I'll post what I think is the perfect example of how to do a trailer the right way:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ompPPSFDdcw&feature=PlayList&p=ABF8DF636BD847B7&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=7

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    This is a pretty quality trailer, in that it made me want to see the movie absolutely immediately

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jekNTC1plLY

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    Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Olivaw wrote: »
    This is a pretty quality trailer, in that it made me want to see the movie absolutely immediately

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jekNTC1plLY

    I bet in the end George and the female assassin get seperated, he tracks her down to an unassuming apartment in NYCity and she ends up being married with a kid, breaking his heart.

    The Expendables = I kept saying "holy shit" as the trailer played. 30 times in a row. I hope it's as horrible as it looks.

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    DsmartDsmart Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    After I saw the TRON legacy trailer 2 (and found out the release date) I called my mom and told her to tell our financial advisor to buy DIS because this movie is going to gross 800 million dollars domestic

    anyone else notice the new motifs in trailer scoring that started with TDK? The phillip glass/danny elfman string arrangments (and now with the new daft punk stuff for legacy some heavy synths) Its in inception now as well..

    Its the new flavor of 'requiem for a dream''

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    UrianUrian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    Watching the Tron Legacy trailer in IMAX was one of the most amazing things ever. The sound, the visuals... incredible. It was especially powerful how the real-world parts at the beginning of the trailer had black bars at the top and bottom, but once it went into the Tron world the entire screen filled up.

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    DsmartDsmart Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I saw it in IMAX as well. The most amazing visual/sound experience I have ever had and I wasn't even HIGH. (Zero percent chance of me going to see this movie non-high as a kite on dec 17)

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    UrianUrian __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2010
    Between Tron Legacy and Inception I think this will be a very good year for huge budget movies (and sci-fi).

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    It's like Chris Nolan just says to his producer, "Let's put every actor KalTorak loves into this movie."

    Every. time.

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    ElkiElki get busy Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited May 2010
    KalTorak wrote: »
    It's like Chris Nolan just says to his producer, "Let's put every actor KalTorak loves into this movie."

    Every. time.

    You should be liking Seymour Hoffman more, then.

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    FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Columbia, SCRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Who the hell thought Super 8 was an appropriate title for anything other than a comedy?

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Elki wrote: »
    KalTorak wrote: »
    It's like Chris Nolan just says to his producer, "Let's put every actor KalTorak loves into this movie."

    Every. time.

    You should be liking Seymour Hoffman more, then.

    I'll send Chris a note to check out more PSH.

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    psycojesterpsycojester Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Who the hell thought Super 8 was an appropriate title for anything other than a comedy?

    Somebody with rudimentary knowledge of film?

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Somebody who likes trashy motels?

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    HavelockHavelock Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Inception looks awesome.
    Doing awesome Matrix/Dark City-type stuff inside people's dreams/minds? Yes

    Also, I didn't know Nolan was directing the next Superman movie. Will he be using the actors from the Singer film? Namely, will Kevin Spacey be back as Lex Luthor?

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    MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Ticaldfjam wrote: »
    Fragtastic wrote: »
    Ticaldfjam wrote: »
    Chris Nolan knows his shit. Add to the fact that Warner Bros has given him the reigns for the next Superman movie? I'm fucking stoked for that!

    Me and Nolan agree on one point at the very least, Michael Caine should be in every fucking movie.

    This oughta be fucking LAW!

    Which is another selling point on the Nolan Batman franchise. Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Gary Oldman!? All in the same movie?!?!

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Oh my... that's very exciting.

    But what if Nolan does a movie where Batman and Superman meet? Wouldn't that be awkward?

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Oh my... that's very exciting.

    But what if Nolan does a movie where Batman and Superman meet? Wouldn't that be awkward?

    Yes, but the level of awkwardness will depend on whether Batman is super-old, Superman is being controlled by Poison Ivy, or Lex Luthor just gave Bruce Wayne a chunk of kryptonite.


    Actually, a group of Superman/Batman/JLA films on the production level of The Avengers and prequels with Nolan at the helm would be a wonderful sight to see.

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    TalleyrandTalleyrand Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    So Super 8 is produced by Steven Spielberg (making this, I believe, his 5th movie about or including aliens and none of them are even part of a series. I'm starting to think he's gotten into that old director rut that Ridley Scott seems to be stuck in) and directed by J.J. Abrams. Anyone notice that one frame cut of who-knows-what right at the end of the trailer? Plus there's like 6 seconds of silence afterwards. Let the ARG begin!

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    Witch_Hunter_84Witch_Hunter_84 Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Machete is coming along nicely I think:

    Ooooh, topical
    Omigod, that was Steven fucking Segal!

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    OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Olivaw wrote: »
    This is a pretty quality trailer, in that it made me want to see the movie absolutely immediately

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jekNTC1plLY

    I bet in the end George and the female assassin get seperated, he tracks her down to an unassuming apartment in NYCity and she ends up being married with a kid, breaking his heart.

    The Expendables = I kept saying "holy shit" as the trailer played. 30 times in a row. I hope it's as horrible as it looks.

    And then he kills her

    Also I hope you misspelled "wonderful" as "horrible". I can see how you would make that mistake, the keys are right next to each other

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    TicaldfjamTicaldfjam Snoqualmie, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Elki wrote: »
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPcta5V5dA0
    I am outraged. How can you name a movie Super 8 and then film it like that? My expectations have been violated most severely.

    I wonder what LOST concept monster J.J. is gonna put into this movie?

    And yeah, Super 8? Really Steven and J.J.? REALLY?

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    Just Like ThatJust Like That Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    This movie came out last year but it's so awesome and nobody else has seen it but me, so I'm posting the trailer for it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-wqmnJrOFM

    it's hilarious and you should buy it

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    DanHibikiDanHibiki Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Machete is coming along nicely I think:

    Ooooh, topical
    Omigod, that was Steven fucking Segal!
    and he's got two Katanas!? WEEE!!!

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The grindhouse trailer for Machete was even better.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIV26nu24gw

    (NSFW probably)


    I'll still see it.


    And Incention had me at Nolan. I've been a fan of his work since Memento.

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    TalleyrandTalleyrand Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Machete is coming along nicely I think:
    Omigod, that was Steven fucking Segal!

    Michelle Rodriguez? Really? Really? They just had to find someone more terrible than Jessica Alba.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    This movie came out last year but it's so awesome and nobody else has seen it but me, so I'm posting the trailer for it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-wqmnJrOFM

    it's hilarious and you should buy it

    That movie is fan fuckingtastic. I own the fucking dvd.

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    TicaldfjamTicaldfjam Snoqualmie, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Talleyrand wrote: »
    Machete is coming along nicely I think:
    Omigod, that was Steven fucking Segal!

    Michelle Rodriguez? Really? Really? They just had to find someone more terrible than Jessica Alba.

    Hey..HEY!! She may suck as an actress, but I would hit that like NO TOMMORROW.

    Puerto Rican women are the bees knees for me.

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