Felt compelled to write a quick blog post on how amazing the teaser trailer is for The Reverent, an upcoming thriller staring one of my favorite actors ever, Leonardo DiCaprio.
Most of the time I think trailers are just awful. They either represent a film completely different than it actually is (like with what happened with Drive for example), give crucial spoilers away, or they use all of the ‘good’ parts in the trailer to disguise the fact that the film is a complete waste of time and money.
But the trailer for The Reverent just blew me away. I don’t know anything about the movie, what it’s about, what genre it even belongs to, but all I do know is, I am extremely excited to watch it.
This is how you do a trailer, let the scenes do the talking. It’s all in the subtlety.