This Week in Trailers

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week, we see the frontrunner for the worst trailer this decade, visit the afterlife and then come back to the real world, hear the echoes of a prescient Robert Downey Jr. and Tropic Thunder by way of Sia, and check into a terrible hotel.
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