Site of the Day: Seven Trailers in 2008 that Were Way, Way Better than the Actual Movie
An obvious patron of the cineplex lists seven examples (along with appropriate clips) of movie trailers that exceed the very films they’re trying to sell. He even provides a handy “Trailer Goodness to Movie Badness Ratio” for each: Pineapple Express (pictured) earns a 20-1 (“possibly the greatest trailer of the year,” he writes), but it’s not the worst offender. I know that a skillful editor can make you want to watch any movie, but I am still scarred by the wicked deceit of the expertly cut teasers for Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace — I’d give it a TGTMBR of 1,000-1. What trailers — recent or old — have burned you?