Thursday, July 02, 2009

Trailer Tournament, Round 2: My Nose and Lips!

Low Res presents a 64-team NCAA-style bracket tournament to choose the best trailer of the past decade. At the end of each post, YOU make the call: which was the more effective trailer? Not the best movie, exactly, but the best two-and-a-half minutes that made you want to see said movie. You can take a look at the full bracket here, and you can catch up on the entire tournament so far here. Enjoy!

[On a formatting note: I've tried to both embed the trailers (where possible) and link to the trailers someplace where I know they won't be pulled. If there's no embed, blame YouTube. Just click the link on the movie's title and you'll get it.]


12. Dodgeball (2004)
Not the full theatrical trailer, or the teaser for that matter. No, this was an internet promo trailer, but seeing as it's still one of the funniest things I've ever seen (and the thing that made me fall in love with Justin Long), I'm including it.

Awesome trailer attributes: Iconic performer


13. 28 Days Later (2003)
Perfect example of a great teaser, where glimpse after glimpse piles up in your mind and you end up seeing far more than you probably did. Then, in the last third, you get that tantalizing shot of Cillian Murphy alone in the middle of a deserted Picadilly Circus. Unexpectedly beautiful look at an unexpectedly beautiful (and terrifying) movie.

Awesome trailer attributes: teaser; creep-tastic; cool song/score

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