9. The Watchmen
So this is kind of interesting – the Smashing Pumpkins song used in this trailer, “The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning” is a variation from a previous song called “The End Is The Beginning Is The End” – which was made for the friggin’ Batman & Robin soundtrack. It’s nice to see it used for a superior superhero film such as this.
For fans of the comic, this trailer was no doubt very exciting. However it was probably more exciting for people who had never heard of it. There’s something so magically WTF about the visuals that there’s no way a sane person could fathom a possibly coherent story from them.
8. The Minus Man
I’ve never seen this film and have no freaking clue what it’s about, but the trailer is awesome. It seems so lighthearted at first, like we’re watching some quirky meta date movie. Then it takes a delightfully dark turn at the end, and when it’s all over you realize that you have no idea what the actual movie is.
It got great reviews too – so maybe it’s just me here, but this trailer – while awesome – wasn’t terribly effective considering how quickly the film came and went. I think I’ll go pick it up tomorrow.
7. The Dark Knight
Out of the trilogy it seems like it’s this teaser that really takes the Batcake. After the first movie we got this wonderful introduction into Nolan’s Batman, but after the ending scene it becomes clear that the director was just clearing his throat. Everyone came out of that film thinking the same thing: “I want to see The Joker.”
We wanted it so bad, and this teaser knew it. Hearing his voice was downright chilling, but not as much as hearing his amazing cackle.