Great Job, Internet!: “Cinematic Montage II” revels in the formula behind modern movie trailers
Modern movie trailers can get the blood pumping, but there’s an undeniable formula–or at least set of tropes–that trailer editors finesse into most blockbuster previews. Dulcet music building to an up-tempo crescendo? Check. Serious-sounding dialogue over dramatic shots of people looking concerned? Check. A gradual increase in action as the music builds, ending in an incomprehensible mess of CGI and quick cuts? Sadly, check.