Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about trailers.
Also, it’s been a while since I’ve wrote a top 10 list; the two trains of thought have clashed and lead to this, an updated list of the 10 best movie trailers out there. These will do more than make you excited – they’ll blow you away, maybe make you faint. Feel like some have been missed? Check out the original list where you’ll find some of 2010’s finest.
10. The Girl on the Train
Despite the film not justifying the level of hype that surrounded it (find out why in my review), the trailer remains haunting and stylish. Featuring an intense remix of Kanye West’s Heartless, people couldn’t stop watching.
This was our first glimpse at Jackman’s last Wolverine performance, so obviously people would rush to see the trailer. But we did not expect something so heartbreaking and powerful, using Johnny Cash’s painfully relevant ‘Hurt’ to make us cry *cough* I mean excited.
The resurgence of Godzilla attracted some attention, but after this tense trailer people couldn’t wait (plus Bryan Cranston).
7. Captain America: Civil War
The first Civil War trailer was fantastic, but there’s certain elements of this one that put it above the others. Make sure you watch it till the very end.
6. Suicide Squad
Some would say they prefer the Queen version, people latched onto the original (leaked) trailer. Clearly trying to go for a more mature tone, accompanied by the eerie song and of course our first glimpse at Leto’s joker, this seemed like DC’s comeback.
5. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Re-release trailer)
Whilst not a 2010s release, the re-release trailer for 2001 is so beautifully made, capturing the spirit and wonder of a film that should be a must-watch for everyone.
4. Man of Steel
Man of Steel actually featured on the earlier list, but this trailer featuring Hans Zimmer’s ‘What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving The World’ not only raised the hairs on your arms, but gave us hope for the Superman we deserve.
Nightcrawler was a relatively low-hitting film in terms of box office numbers, but the corrupt, twisted story is perfectly incapsulated in this trailer, benefited by a killer soundtrack.
2. Mad Max: Fury Road
Fury Road is a modern masterpiece, there’s no denying that. But our first proper look at it gave that away, with breathtaking special effects, a genuine sense of insanity and a mind-boggling score by Junkie XL – what a lovely day!
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars was always going attract mental levels of hype, I mean, it’s Star Wars? But the first main trailer (which followed two fantastic teasers), washed away any worries in the lead up to its release, making people gasp, grin and cry all in just over 2 minutes. It’s a feat of trailer-cutting that shows you don’t have to give away the plot to get people interested – entice and excite. Give it a watch and let the goosebumps take control.
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Author: Cameron Frew
Perhaps you wouldn’t imagine to read a list of the best film trailers? Well when you think about it, trailers are incredibly important to a film’s life cycle. They kickstart the hype train, often sending fans into a frenzy or a meltdown. One of my favourite things to do is watch trailers, so let’s have a look at the 10 best ones out there!