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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Why I Love A Good Movie Trailer. Part I

After watching the Dark Knight Rises Trailer for the 100th time. I began thinking, what are the best movie trailers of all time. Without blabbering on and on, lets just get into it. Here is part one of the best movie trailers ever.

30. Watchmen 2009
One of the most anticipated graphic novel to film adaptations of all time, the Watchmen trailer was a piece of art, with fabulous music (thank you Smashing Pumpkins) and beautiful visuals, the trailer left anyone who saw it in great anticipation.

 29. Eyes Wide Shut 1999
Stanly Kubrick’s last film is quite disturbing but it doesn’t take away from the riveting and eye popping trailer. With Chris Isaak’s “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing” in the background, the trailer exudes more sexuality and provocativeness than many films can dream of.

28. Face/Off 1997
This is one of my favorite movies and trailers. The second half of the trailer isn’t great but the first part as we see Travolta transform into Cage is awesome.

27. Spiderman 2001
One of the highest grossing movies of all time drew in audiences with this fabulous trailer, reintroducing us to the webbed masked man.

26. The Matrix 1999
One of the smartest movies ever made, The Matrix impressed movie goers with this awesome trailer revealing some of the most amazing digital effects ever, many of which changes movies forever.

25. Speed 1994
OH Keanu. You make insanely awkward one liners but they are so 90’s action film that  I eat them all up. Pop quiz hotshot.

24. Unbreakable
This trailer is so simple and so eerie that it gives you chills. A simple set up is beautifully created and executed in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller.

23. Pyscho 1960
The horror films of all horror films is beautifully presented to us in this classic trailer from Alfred Hitchcock.

22. Cloverfield 2008
With this very underrated film, a genius trailer brings the movie, shot in hand held cameras to an amazing realism. Ending with the statue of liberty’s head lying in the middle of the street, even better.

21. The Blair Witch Project 1999
This film revolutionized its generation and it all began with the trailer. Honestly you felt like you were watching a news report; freaky!

20. The Shining 1980
There are few trailers that can truly express the true nature of a film. This one did just that. In the quick 2 minute trailer, I promise you will get a true feel for the film; whether or not that is a good thing, I don’t know.

19. Ted 2011
Seth McFarline’s first feature film may have produced the greatest and funniest trailers ever. All I have to say is the Thunder Song.

18. The Social Network 2010
As anticipation for the controversial and award winning film was building, this simple and elegant trailer came out. Sometimes you don’t need to be fancy.

17. The Boondock Saints 1999
What a movie! What a trailer. The trailer does a great job balances the humor and drama and sickness of this film. Amazing all around.

16. Inglorious Basterds 2009
Quentin Tarantino is amazing and his trailer for this sick yet amazing film was no exception. “And boys, I want my scalps.” Arguably no trailer in the last 20 years drew so much talk.

15. Lord of the Rings The Two Towers 2002
The Lord of the Rings is arguably the greatest and most successful trilogy of all time. The second film is really awesome and the trailer sets the stage for one of the best battles ever filmed on screen.

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