Maryann's Top 5 Movie Trailers (2-3-2012)


Top 5 List Disclaimer: This could change tomorrow. So these are my favorites today!

5. Submarine (Richard Ayoade, 2010)

This is one, for me, where the trailer was better than the movie. It gave me a feeling and an experience that the movie as a whole did not. (But I love you, Richard Ayoade, and will watch any movies/TV shows you make!) This trailer is also quite good, but it doesn't have line about being "too good for anyone" and that is my very favorite.

4. TRON:Legacy (Joseph Kosinski, 2010)

I had zero reason to be excited about this movie. I'd never seen the original, and I was following zero buzz about this re-vamp, and big-budget action movies are rarely worth the amount of promotion and cash that are poured into them. But when I saw this trailer in the theaters I became so excited. Who is that dancing Bowie-like man? Why won't they show us more of Jeff Bridges? And the music! It was the perfect teaser and I was totally hooked.

3. The Secret of Roan Inish (John Sayles, 1994)

This trailer was on our family's VHS copy of Little Women (1994), so we saw it all the time. It starts out kinda creepy, and then it becomes sweet and familiar, and finally turns wildly romantic and you think, "Where is this world and when can I live in it?" And I totally own the last song that plays in the trailer, "Return to the Roan Inish, Part 2." It's out-of-this-world wonderful (and available on iTunes with the rest of the soundtrack).

2. Across the Universe (Julie Taymor, 2007)

Even now after having seen the movie again and again, this trailer gives me crazy goosebumps. The timing of the songs is sheer perfection. I love this movie and it's one of my favorites, but when I saw this trailer I was prepared for it to be my favorite movie of all time.

1. Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme, 2008)

My immense love for this trailer is summed up in two things: 1) the words "This is not your family. But this is your family." 2) Rogue Wave's cover of Buddy Holly's "Everyday." This trailer stayed with me for weeks after seeing it (and then the movie too), and even now I think of it every time I play that song. Which is all the time.

What are some of your favorite movie trailers?


Linda P. said...

LOVE. Love the film, love the book, love the soundtrack. Saw the dvd in "Big Lots" for $3 and wanted to weep and grab the shoppers around me and exhort them to take this movie home because it was too good to be remaindered.

Also this preview:

I had loved the book and I was so thrilled that they secured actresses like Judi Dench and Cate Blachett for the film. So amazing!

Linda P. said...

Thought of another one--

I've only seen the trailer, I haven't seen the film-- but the trailer intrigued me enough that I read the book that the film is based on.... and now I am no longer sure if I could handle seeing the film.

Actually, it looks like someone has uploaded this movie to Youtube in 7 minute installments. You can see them on the side bar. So maybe I will watch it today.

Courtney said...

I'm sure I have several, but one that came to mind first is the trailer for Where the Wild Things Are. The movie was just ok, but the trailer? Loved it.

Linda P. said...

They totally re-wrote the ending of "Cracks."I shouldn't have worried. The book's ending was brutal. The movie had so many changes, I was just sitting there with my jaw open, going "Umm, this isn't what happens...."

Maryann said...

I had a roommate who adored 'Perfume' but when I watched it with her I was so creeped out! That was years ago, so it's time for another viewing. I've still never seen 'Notes On A Scandal' but I need to!

I've added 'Cracks' to my netflix queue. That trailer hooked me in as well! At first I was like, "Huh, this seems like 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' but then it clearly took a different turn!

And Courtney, I TOTALLY agree! I thought the WTWTA trailer with the Arcade Fire song made it look so incredible, when it ended up being fairly disappointing.