Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Trailer Tournament, Round 2: On Par With a Night of Heavy Drinking

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.]


4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
The full-length trailer's good too, but this teaser was special, with the fake advertisement up front and the excellent and unconventional ELO song at the end, bridged by Tom Wilkinson's brilliantly deadpan performance ("I can assure you, it's not...").

Awesome trailer attributes: cool song/score; teaser; funny!; iconic performance


12. Hot Fuzz (2007)
Just brilliant parody from minute one. It packs a few laughs (that monkey joke surprises me every time) without giving away the farm, but most importantly tells you exactly the kind of movie to expect in two and a half minutes. Plus, Timothy Dalton cackling "Here come the fuzz.." delights me for somewhat unclear reasons.

Awesome trailer attributes: great tagline; funny!

Click here for more Low Res Trailer Tournament polls.

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