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Old 04-12-2013, 10:24 PM
Best Trailers/Worst Movies

We've all been burned time and time again by that fantastic looking, epic, melt your face trailer for the movie that ended up being lackluster, disappointing, or just plain ol god damn terrible. What would be your pick for the best most epic trailer belonging to a horrible movie?

Me? I pick the trailers for Terminator: Salvation. Christ those things looked good. Human/Terminator hybrids. Apocalyptic setting. Post-TDK Christian Bale. The fantastic use of Nine Inch Nails over the trailer. God damn this was going to be amazing... and then I saw the movie and couldn't get over how much of a let down it was and how much potential was wasted away. I still get mad when I hear The Day The Whole World Went Away. Anyway, what would be YOUR pick?
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:01 AM
Armageddon, Godzilla... I think we had a thread about this not too long ago.

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Old 04-13-2013, 01:46 AM
good call on Terminator Salvation, the trailer made the film look promising and I liked the use of the NIN's song but yeah, the movie was a huge disappointment
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:25 AM
check out this trailer
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:02 AM
Great topic. Ye olde movie trailer can dupe us from time to time. It's important to show just enough to interest the audience.

What burns my ass is when a film has a monster and they show it in the trailer (NEVER show the monster), or they have a 3 minute freekin trailer which by then you've basically seen the whole film, and then of course the trailers that show all the good parts and the rest of the film is just whatever.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:09 AM
Medellin
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:42 AM
BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW

god i was so excited to see this movie. what a let down it turned out to be. id still rather watch just the trailer.

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Old 05-21-2013, 04:43 AM
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints had a great trailer that seemed to promise something in the early Scorsese/Lee vein, used music really well, and had choice critic quotes to suggest the film delivered on the trailer's promise. Needless to say, it didn't. The film was messy, half-assed, and its many big dramatic moments rarely worked, but check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZDXDvlpu6I

I can't seem to find the trailer for Joe The King that Trimark had on several of its VHS releases around '98/'99 (I know it was on Your Friends & Neighbors), but it was really a standout and portrayed the film as a dreamy, lyrical coming of age picture filled with strong moments from a cast chock full of indie actors. This one isn't as good but still suggests better than the aggressive mediocrity on display in Frank Whaley's debut:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-S80SdlVH0

To me, the two quintessential examples are for returns to classic, beloved blockbusters from the 70's. The Superman Returns teaser got everyone's hopes up and certainly didn't reveal that it was going to be a dull slog:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CuJ08nwJpA

And then who can forget perhaps the biggest disparity in trailer/film quality of modern times, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace? Remember how excited we all were when this came out?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6hOlI9cg4o

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Old 05-21-2013, 08:59 AM
I really liked the way the Pear Harbor trailer was cut (with the view of the missles falling down) but I knew in the back of my mind Bay would fuck it up and of course he did.

I also liked the Cosmopolis teaser trailer. It was wild & crazy and looked like Croenberg had another hit on his hands but sadly it turned out to be his worst film.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:02 AM
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A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints had a great trailer that seemed to promise something in the early Scorsese/Lee vein, used music really well, and had choice critic quotes to suggest the film delivered on the trailer's promise. Needless to say, it didn't. The film was messy, half-assed, and its many big dramatic moments rarely worked, but check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZDXDvlpu6I
i actually enjoyed this movie. not bad for (i think) Montiel's first movie. The Son Of No One was a let down but I didnt have high expectations. Excited to see how Empire State turns out, but again, not getting my hopes up.
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