If you've ever wondered how much difference music can make in a movie or, in this case, a trailer, go check out the new teaser trailer for Superman Returns.
I mean, honestly, there isn't much to look at. It's about a minute long and probably 15 seconds of that is to let you know all the companies that are involved with trying to finance this film. And most of the scenes are quick views. You're not going to pick up anything on the plot with this trailer.
But then the music starts to build. And Marlon Brando's voice (from the first Superman movie. I can't imagine what it would have done to this movie's budget to get Brando to do voicework from the Great Beyond) starts and the music swells. The combination of what he's saying, the building music and the images make it an unusually poweful teaser.
I was going to see the movie anyway, there was no question of that. But it's not like I was chomping at the bit to see it. The only comic book movie from next year that I was anxious to see was V For Vendetta. But I'm suddenly a lot more curious to see if director Bryan Singer can pull off in a full movie what he did in a 60 second teaser trailer. If he can, it should be a hell of a movie.
Last 5 on iPod
1. Medowlake street - Ryan Adams (Cold Roses)
2. Bad (Live) - U2 (Wide Awake in America)
3. Boys - The Beatles (Please Please Me)
4. London Calling - Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen (Live at the Grammies)
5. Now I'm 64 - Figgy Duff (Figgy Duff)