Peter Fenzel, Mark Lee and Matthew Wrather overthink the phenomenon of the modern movie trailer by looking at recent examples for “Captain America: Civil War” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” We also share a little derision—or is it admiration?—for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice awards.
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In regards to Mr. Lee’s comment about movie trailers using music from the movie, in fact most movie trailers license music that is not featured in the movie.
Yes, that’s a good point, one that I was aware of but didn’t address during the show. There are even studios that compose music specifically for movie trailers:
On a side note – an early trailer for Robocop uses the theme from…what else, The Terminator: