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Based on the Trailer

Ever see a movie advertised and wonder if it’s worth a watch or just another flop?  What if I told you all the information you needed to make that decision was in the trailer itself?

Welcome to Based on the Trailer, the segment of the blog in which I take a look at a trailer for an upcoming film.  Together, we’ll take a look at the people involved in making the movie, and then we’ll dive into the trailer itself.  Just for fun, we’ll find all the bits that don’t make sense and laugh at them, and then we’ll pull back and see whether the trailer has done its job well and gotten us interested in the movie.  I’ll give my best recommendation for whether or not you should go see the film, and I’ll let you know whether I’ll be joining you.

You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but you should always be able to judge a movie by its trailer.  Court is in session, and the movie will rise or fall based on the trailer.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Jason Bourne

Star Trek Beyond


Independence Day: Resurgence

Finding Dory


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

X-Men: Apocalypse

Captain America: Civil War

The Huntsman: Winter’s War

The Jungle Book

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

10 Cloverfield Lane


Gods of Egypt

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies


Bridge of Spies

The Visit

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Fantastic Four

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation



Inside Out

Jurassic World



Avengers: Age of Ultron

Age of Adaline

The Longest Ride

Woman in Gold



Seventh Son/Jupiter Ascending


Taken 3

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Exodus: Gods and Kings


The Book of Life

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Left Behind

The Song

The Maze Runner

The Identical

The Giver

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Guardians of the Galaxy


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Transformers: Age of Extinction

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Edge of Tomorrow


X-Men: Days of Future Past


The Amazing Spider-Man 2


Captain America: The Winter Soldier


Muppets Most Wanted

Mr. Peabody and Sherman


Winter’s Tale

The Lego Movie

I, Frankenstein

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Saving Mr. Banks

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


Catching Fire and Doctor Who

The Book Thief

Thor: The Dark World

Ender’s Game

All is Lost

Captain Phillips

Insidious: Chapter 2


The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

The Wolverine


Pacific Rim

The Lone Ranger

White House Down

World War Z

Man of Steel

After Earth


Star Trek Into Darkness

The Great Gatsby

Iron Man 3



The Host

Oz the Great and Powerful

Jack the Giant Slayer

Beautiful Creatures

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