I really like movie trailers. I guess that's a given seeing how much I imagine the trailers for my own novels. Some people find them annoying and refuse to watch them or just grumble during the theater screenings. But I like to have all those story snippets in my head and to see the images, the mood, the combination of the music and the words. I guess it's like the music video thing, but with a longer story.
So I thought today I'd analyze some movie trailers like the cool person I am.
The Host is a very impressive sci-fi romance by Stephenie Meyer, which I've talked about before. I loved this movie. I like the trailer because of how much it reflects Melanie's backstory, but it does lack a lot of Wanda's story. Luckily, there was plenty of her in the movie. They also don't show much of Jamie, who is an important character. There are some really great action shots, and I like the flipshots through the eyes. Probably the best thing about the trailer is the fact that the background song is "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons, which I love, haha.
This trailer is from a movie that came out over half a year ago, but it gives me chills, probably mostly because of how much I love The Hunger Games. The trailer only shows the introduction, not even the real Games, but it reflects every important concept of the story, most of the vital characters, and the action-packed quality. The music's also pretty decent.
This is a combined trailer for the last two Harry Potter movies, and I just about clung to it during that period of time. I needed it. It inspired me, and it gave me hope, and it made me cry. It gives me incredible emotion even now. The power of the music combined with the shots from the two movies, along with the concept clearly reflected that this is the end of one of the greatest world-changing stories in history. There are few bits of actual dialogue, which helps the power, I think. It's just pure EVERYTHING being thrown at you.
This one comes out this month, and I'm excited for it! I'm a Superman fan, and this looks extremely promising: a movie about Superman, produced by Christopher Nolan, soundtrack by Hans Zimmer. The trailers have slowly gotten better the closer we get to the movie, and this one is my favorite by far. It begins with the beginning and goes on to talk about all the epic Superman stuff, leading into the last bit with (I guess) Lois Lane, which is really legit because YAY HOPE! All of this, the ideology, is the reason I love Superman.
Like The Hunger Games trailer, this one shows nothing of the main action, but it sets up everything quite nicely and even has some legit foreshadowing for those who know about the actual plot. I love how clearly it depicts the conflict Katniss faces here, between just living to survive in a fallen world or potentially sacrificing yourself in order to bring about change. The Prim/Katniss interaction is the strongest part, and I love it. The intense emotion here is also very clear, and I love it. I LOVE IT LOVE IT. Also, there was more Peeta in this trailer than the last one. YAYYYYYYYYY PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETA!
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