VOTD: Are all movie trailers the same?


Ever wonder what the actual structure of a movie trailer is? This video has you covered, at least in terms of huge blockbuster films. The folks over at Red Letter Media created this action-packed compilation of almost every recent action film, attempting to prove that all trailers are the same. Superhero films are featured heavily in this video, with glimpses of Godzilla and Transformers: Age of Extinction.

While this video makes a good point, it’s hard to tell if Red Letter Media is telling us if it’s a good thing or not. Obviously they’re partly claiming that this repetitiveness shows a lack of creativity, but it’s also clear that most of these trailers (while following the same structure) are admittedly still extremely fun to watch. Yes, a laser shooting into the sky in multiple trailers is a little disconcerting, but it’s hard to argue with a formula that works (try to convince me that the full-length Jurassic World trailer doesn’t make you want to be the first in line to that movie). Watch the video below:

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