Catfish’s Clever, Derivative Trailer

This weekend I watched The American–more on that later. The trailer for The Social Network, the Mark Zuckerberg bio pic, preceded the film. You’ve probably seen it, but maybe take a couple of minutes to watch it again:

The trailer that immediately followed was for Catfish. Check out the similarities:

I like that it trades on our familiarity with The Social Network trailer, and that distributors have arranged to run the two films’ trailers back to back.

Will Catfish be a good movie? I have no idea. It looks like it might get seriously Blair Witchy in the last act. But I am intrigued.

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