Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Trailer Park - 2015

Let's kick off the new year with a little "Pause & Reflection." Movie trailers are in their own category these days, reaching new levels of excellence. The release of new trailers has become a very big deal, and their popularity is really second only to the movie itself. I mean, we have trailers for trailers these days. Some might even say movie trailers are better than the real McCoy. And, of course, other trailers are just the tip of the iceberg of stellar things yet to come. If a picture is worth a thousand words then a movie trailer should be worth a ba-zillion words. After all, you don't go to the movies based on what you read. It's what you see that "reels" you in. Seeing really 'is' believing. With that said, and in no particular order, here are my Top Ten Best Movie Trailers of 2015. Enjoy! 

Honorable Mentions:
Crimson Peak (trailer #2)
Southpaw (trailer #1)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (trailer #2)
Spectre (trailer #1)
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (trailer #1)


Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

"Who are you?"  Who cares!  THIS LOOKS AWESOME!  But who am I kidding, they could literally show us two minutes of a monkey washing R2-D2 with the theme music playing in the background and we'd still go see this movie... twice. 
Release Date:  12-18-15


The Little Prince:
 
What's not to love?!  This magical and moving trailer speaks volumes without even trying. Love the way the narrative interwinds the life of a young girl growing up and the original charming Le Petit Prince. Rediscover the beloved tale of life, love and friendship.  
Release Date: 3/18/16


The Danish Girl:
 
One of the most passionate and unusual love stories of the twentieth century begins. Oh Oscar season! You are a time of heartache.  This looks dreamy, whimsical, beautiful.
Release Date: 11/27/15


The Martian:
 
There is a certain elegance with this trailer and a great deal of it comes from the simplicity of its message. It does a beautiful job raising some intriguing questions about the value of human life.
Release Date: 10/2/15


Steve Jobs:
 
This trailer sets out to captivate with one simple word "HELLO." The trailer looks riveting with a unique exploration of the trails and triumphs of a modern day genius.  
Release Date: 10/23/15


Everest:
 
This emotionally charged trailer grabs a hold of you tightly never once letting up. The star studded mountain climbing, IMAX, 3D adventure is based on actual events too.   The words Love, Courage, Fear, Hope, Family, Faith quickly flash before your eyes streamed with heart-pounding music. After all "Everest is another beast altogether."
Release Date: 9/18/15


Suicide Squad:
 
Justice has a bad side... Definitely one of the coolest, trailers ever made. It's beautifully edited to perfection. Adding the eerie yet angelic remake of the '68 Bee Gee's hit titled "I Started a Joke" is a stroke of genius. It's dark, it's edgy, it's fresh, it's awesome.
Release Date: 8/5/16


Sicario:
 
Could this music be anymore haunting and mesmerizing, terrifying yet intriguing?! For the love of all things holy!  It grabs our attention from the get-go.  If you're up for a realistic, suspenseful thrillers look no further. Am I right?! 
Release Date: 10/2/15


The Huntsman Winter's War
 
"Who is the most powerful of them all?" Survey says?!... This looks even more epic than the first movie, with even more stunning visuals, awesome battle scenes and a strong female cast save for the dirty yet hunky Hemsworth.  It's sleek, it's sexy, it's seductive. Sold.
Release Date: 4/22/16


The Revenant:

Three words - brutal, intense, freezing.  Director Alejandro G. Inarritu filmed this movie in Alaska using only natural light. Pretty "cool," physically and metaphorically speaking. Do I hear an Oscar in the works (ahem, Leo)
Release Date:  1/8/16


Alice Through the Looking Glass:
 
"MAD" props to the marketing team for cutting this trailer.  This enchanting, magical, dream-like trailer looks fantastical. The ticking clock on Disney's icon in the beginning is a brilliant added delight.  
Release Date: 5/27/16


Trailer editing is very much a work of art. The end product can motivate, captivate and generate major buzz-feed. Outside of the movie itself, was there a trailer from 2015 that you remember being particularly dope?  Feel free to share your picks in the comment section below...

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