So, I really like movie trailers. A lot. I guess that's almost a given seeing how much I imagine the movies/trailers for my own novels. Some people get really annoyed with movie trailers and refuse to watch them, or just grumble during the theatre screening. But I like to have all those story snippets in my head, to get 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.
If I really like it, or if I'm already invested, naturally I go see the movie. But mostly I just want the movie trailers. I also like to read critic reviews, not for the critique, but to hear the story.
So now I'm going to analyze some movie trailers, some old and some newer, like the cool person I am.
So, The Host is a very impressive sci-fi romance by Stephenie Meyer, which I've looked at before. This movie is out, and I loved it. So much. I like this trailer because of how much it reflects Melanie's backstory, but at the same time, it lacks 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 part of the tale. There are some really great action shots in this trailer, and I like the flipshots through the eyes. Probably the best thing about this is the fact that the background song is "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons, which is one of my favorites, haha.
This is an old trailer, 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 skill behind this trailer is that it 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 of the story. The music's also pretty decent for the story concept.
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 this trailer. It inspired me, and it gave me hope, and it made me cry. I have a parody of sorts on a humor post you might have seen, but here's the pure trailer. It gives me incredible emotion even now. Just, 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 it all, one of the greatest world-changing universes 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 also excited for it. I'm a Superman fan, as you know, 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, which is where these things should always begin, 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 so much.
And then of course...
Catching Fire! Gah!
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 of the books. I love how clearly this sets up the conflict Katniss faces in Catching Fire--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 of this, 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.
PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETA. THERE BETTER BE LOTS OF YOU THIS TIME.
So yes. I feel sorry, in a lot of ways, that I can't better express to you my attraction to these. They drive me, when it comes to publishing my books, as does this blog and those of you out there in support of me. I can't wait for the day I see my story becomes something larger on the screen.
Thanks for reading, and I'll see you next time for my thoughts on book awards!
I'm an unpublished novelist, primarily of YA fantasy, and a freelance editor. I love psychology, cats, social justice, and love! I'm also a huge fangirl. More than anything, stories are my life.
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