<i>Aliens</i> Gets a Modern Trailer

We’ve seen some “modern trailers” made where the editor is making fun of the formulaic sameness of today’s movie trailers. This isn’t that at all.

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The original trailer for the 1986 movie Aliens, the action-movie sequel to the horror classic Alien, has no narration and very little dialogue. It was all action scenes that gave away almost no plot. Michael Edwards made a new one 36 years later with a modern aesthetic. Well, digital editing is going to give us a much better-looking trailer, but the difference here is that his trailer explains the main premise of the movie. There’s still no narration, but bits of dialogue are artfully strung together to tell just enough of the story to make us want to see the rest. Oh, there’s some action, but also suspense and exposition, carefully balanced in a well-edited barrage of clips, with just a touch of the xenomorph. And unlike real trailers of the 21st century, this doesn’t give away everything in the movie. Contains NSFW language.

For contrast, here’s the 1986 trailer, which you should probably watch first.

See what I mean? -via Laughing Squid

Source: neatorama

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