The latest trend for the major movie studios out there is to release a trailer for the trailer. Prometheus has done it, we’ve seen one for Total Recall, and now we are getting the trailer for trailer treatment for The Expendables 2, the action-filled testosterone-fueled sequel to the 2010 hit film.
The video (which you can check out below) starts off with actor Terry Crews shouting at you like some burley boot camp leader trying to motivate you to do those five extra pushups you can never do. He introduces a very short, but explosive clip that doesn’t reveal much or tell us anything about the movie itself. It’s perhaps the least effective teaser for the full trailer I have seen in quite a while.
After the abrupt end he then shouts, “you know you got to have a trailer for the trailer.” He finishes his shouting tirade by saying the full trailer hits this week.
Honestly these teaser for full trailers are becoming a nuisance, hopefully someone in the industry will catch on to the fact that these forms of teasers are completely unnecessary and will forgo the release of them and move back to releasing full trailers.
The Expendables 2 also stars Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham, with Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Liam Hemsworth, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The Expendables 2 will be released on August 17, 2012.