You mean the one with the capture and threat of being hanged?
Well that one was also pretty good. But I’m a bigger fan of context and “character exchanges”, so as far as AC trailers go, my favorite is still the one for AC 2 (The Masquerade Ball trailer).
What I like about this Batman trailer in particular is not just the Thomas Wayne narration and how it links up to images, but also the presentation of characters like Penguin, Two-Face… implying that there’s more going on in the “fight for Gotham” than what we are shown in the trailer.
The other thing particularly strong is the editing. If you compare this one for example to the recent one for Elder Scrolls Online… This Batman Trailer is more “Classical Hollywood” editing.
You have wide shots, and cuts to opposite POV’s are done “in-motion”. A particularly good example is when Two-Face is shooting his rifle… hears a sound… then he starts to look as if toward camera and it cuts… then he continues looking but it’s opposite POV already.
Same thing when Penguin passes on the rifle to Two-Face. This is classic technique. I’m sure these are probably also used in other trailers, but like some pointed out, other shorts and trailers have gotten lost with the shaky-camera FX, and the edit is more showy and upstaged. But that’s not the case here. The real main draw is the narration.
This editing style is meant to go unnoticed.
Left and Right blocking also very strong in this edit. Bad guys on Left side try to throw molotovs to Right Side… Batman comes out of right side to hit Bad guy with the Molotov… And then on the spin Batman takes Left side of screen… Two-Face gets in the car, exits to Left, Batmobile cockpit is Right Side oriented… and the Batmobile moves from Right to Left.
Very easy to follow even if the fighting was very brief.
There’s other nice touches like the slow camera pan down over the Batmobile and Batman is able to enter as if from Frame Bottom to “rise” to get to the Batmobile as the tone of the trailer is starting to “rise” as well…
There’s lots of similar editing work… and it is very effortless. Very well done.