iFilm has top ten lists of the best and worst movie trailers of 2006. The best trailer is said to be for Martin Scorsese’s The Departed featuring Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, and Jack Nicholson. Other great trailers include A Scanner Darkly, An Inconvenient Truth, and Casino Royale.
Here’s the trailer for The Departed. It’s fast-paced, cool, and makes you want to see the film:
They say the worst trailer is for a movie I’ve yet to hear of called Epic Movie, which is listed as “A spoof on all epic movies and more written by two of the six writers of Scary Movie.” It does look really dumb and about twice as long as it needs to be:
Other crap trailers include Jessica Simpson’s snorefest Employee of the Month, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, and Basic Instinct 2.
If a trailer is bad, that means the movie must really stink. They’re usually pretty good at turning even real turds into pretty decent trailers. Think Bewitched or Stepfort Wives.