Ian Crouch for The New Yorker:

By now, this accursed bass drone feels as if it has always been a part of our cinematic lives. Yet its reign of sonic terror has been relatively brief, dating, with a few antecedents, to a string of trailers made for Christopher Nolan’s “Inception,” from 2010. The teaser for the film was released in 2009, and featured music by Mike Zarin. The movie’s third trailer, this time scored by Zach Hemsey, added a playful and clever string element over Zarin’s big booms. Both of these components were then absorbed into the film’s soundtrack, by Hans Zimmer, a composer who, based largely on his work on Nolan’s films in the past decade, probably deserves most of the blame for loosing this particular rock slide into the world. 

It’s not just you who thinks that basically every movie trailer now sounds like Inception.

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    De esas cosas que se plantan —sigilosamente— en el inconsciente colectivo. El artículo en The New Yorker recopila...
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    Goodness! Can we please stop that?!
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    I’m glad it’s not just me
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    REMEMBER HOW I’VE BEEN SAYING TNIS FOR YEARS!!!!It makes me all caps ALL THE WORDS. You hear me? ALL OF THE WORDS!
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    I love Nolan/Zimmer, but they didn’t start this trend. I distinctly remember it starting with this Transformers: Revenge...
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    Always makes me think of the orchestral honk before Jack’s special line:
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