At first I was going to make this piece an overview of trailers in their entirety, using two from this year as examples. Instead, it occurred to me that i’d simply be stealing an upcoming subject from fellow writer, Ben Mulholland. As such, I thought it more befitting of me to look in depth at the two examples. One staggeringly bad, another breathtakingly good, there are a lot of meaty tangents to go off on from both.
Trailers, on the whole, are mere promotional tools to rally the populous. While they can be sometimes woefully inaccurate, it wouldn’t be unfair to judge a film or game by them. … [continue reading]