Aliens vs Apes

Boom block busters.  This summer Alien ‘Prometheus’ is on the way and whilst the trailers don’t look 100% convincing it’s certainly attractive for several reasons, many of which are of course nostalgic.

One thing that has struck me is how the sound design is used in it’s trailers.  ‘Hits’ are used, for won’t of a better word, creating atmosphere.  I was thinking how the same kind of technique was used to create atmosphere in the trailers for the recent Rise of the Planet of the Apes trailer.  The Apes trailer I think created a moodier atmosphere and may have even been more appropriate for the upcoming Alien film.  Both sound pretty good to my ears.

At around 2.04 mins (though alot more ‘music’ in the Alien trailer)