I hope to hook readers within the first four minutes of my novels.
This movie, Warm Bodies, has hooked me in four minutes. It's based on the book by Isaac Marion. What do I get from this clip? I enjoy the humor and thrills. And then I understand the hero and empathize with him. All this happens in four minutes. I suddenly understand being a zombie.
I first saw the trailer (different from the video below) when I went to see the Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 movie. I plan to see this one.