Friday, December 22, 2006

The Best Movie Teaser Trailers of 2006

Ever since iFilm put up their list of the 10 best and worst trailers this year, I wanted to mention a few of the teasers that really caught my eye that they didn't mention.

My favorite teaser of the entire year is long gone, and very hard to find now. At Spike's Scream Awards, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino showed an excellent teaser for Grind House, but alas, legal troubles and the new trailer(which doesn't have the same wonderful energy as the Spike TV teaser) for the movie have purged that from Youtube and other sites, and I would have been remiss if I didn't note it.

So, let's talk about a couple of teasers you actually CAN see.

Hot Fuzz Teaser 2: If you've read this blog for a while, you know that I really enjoy the work of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, so it is really a no-brainer that I would be looking forward to this movie. And the second teaser for their new police comedy, Hot Fuzz, just cemented that feeling. It is sort of a gift for the people who have watched their other work, and a masterful piece of advertising. A very satisfying teaser.

Smokin' Aces: It starts off a little cheeky by telling you that the movie is from the makers of movies like Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral with some classical music. Then the record scratches and the Motorhead begins... and 50 seconds of pure action come with it. No Dialogue, quick cuts, not even a hint as to the plot. It is the kind of promotion that makes me want to see more. Of course, the movie is probably a steaming pile of crap, but that teaser is pure art.

Now I wonder what trailers will excite me in 2007.


Reel Fanatic said...

Man, is that Hot Fuzz trailer funny ... that one's definitely high on my must-see list for next year .. thanks for posting it!

MC said...

And as we all know, buddy cop movies are usually comedy gold.

Semaj said...

Thanks for the link, Just watched the Epic Movie trailer, man that trailer is bad.

Didnt they get the memo that Date Movie sucked?

MC said...

Well, there is a reason why it is on the worst list. ;)