Some of my favorite trailers of 2010

Our resident trailer expert, Christopher Stipp, has already written up a great "Top 10 Trailers of 2010" post over at /Film, but I thought I should share a few of my own. Here they are in no particular order:


Inception - Somehow they manage to cram in the most important exposition into this thing while still making time f-BRRRRRRRAAAAAAHM.



TRON: Legacy - I must've watched this trailer one or two dozen times. Ahh, to go back to a time when this movie had the possibility of being good....



Red State - Say what you will about the controversy over Smith's latest film, but this trailer is minimalist and masterful.



Battle: Los Angeles - I was speechless after watching this thing. Fantastic use of music and olde style photographic imagery.



True Grit - Gorgeous. And the Coen brothers really know how to use choral music in their films (see: O Brother for further examples).



The Social Network - Obviously.



The Tree of Life - I judge trailers by how well they sear a piece of music into my soul. By this standard, Tree of Life wins top honors for its use of Smetana's Vltava.



Transformers: The Dark of the Moon - The movie has a good chance of sucking horribly, but only Michael Bay can retcon the moon landing and make it so compelling, you forget for a moment that what you're watching is ridiculous.

4 comments :: Some of my favorite trailers of 2010

  1. Sucker Punch with Lord Of Acid's 'The Crablouse' was a great trailer. Enter The Void's was a mazing. Great List!

  2. Gotta admit I'm a little surprise you didn't have The Town on here. IMO that's the best trailer of the year - it clearly had an impression on you seeing as you quoted it in the podcast review!

  3. The second Sucker Punch trailer was great in my eyes, and (i'll probably get shit for this) the trailer for the new Winnie the Pooh movie, due to the fact that it's good ol' fashioned animation, and is based off of Disney's beginnings again that made the cartoon what it was: the books. That and it made me feel 6 yrs old again.

  4. There is no sound in space. That's all I have to say about Transformers 3.

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