10 Movie Trailers as Epic as the ‘Oblivion’ Trailer
Epic summer movies are one of our favorite parts of summertime: lots of action, explosions, sci-fi, and of course: epic trailers with epic soundtracks. That’s why we are stoked that ‘Oblivion‘ comes out today.
Typical movie music involves intense string sections, and soprano choruses. ‘Oblivion’ takes it one step further, with a score created by the band M83, known for their “hauntingly futuristic sound.” M83 was the perfect choice, considering the band was named after Messier 83, the spiral galaxy. Composers Anthony Gonzalez and Joseph Trapanese are also responsible for the ‘TRON: Uprising’ score.
Based on the graphic novel by Joseph Kosinski and Arvid Nelson and equal parts action and sci-fi, ‘Oblivion’ stars Tom Cruise as post-apocalyptic explorer Jack Harper. Set in the year 2077, Jack plays one of the last drone repairman stationed on earth, in the wake of an alien attack that destroyed it. His mission is nearly complete when all hell breaks loose, and suddenly he finds himself tasked with saving humanity.
Shot in digital 4K resolution all over the United States and Iceland, the breathtaking shots and epic music in the trailer alone have us on the edge of our seats. We’re going to see it in IMAX, and we recommend you do the same.
If you don’t have your tickets already, visit the official site and enter your zipcode and purchase them now, or you’ll be the only one not watching it tonight.
The entire ‘Oblivion’ soundtrack is available for streaming right here, if you can’t wait to hear it. In the meantime though, here are 10 movie trailers as epic as the ‘Oblivion’ trailer, and our favorite epic quotes from them:
'Jurassic Park' (1993)
"When they opened Disney Land in 1956, nothing worked."
"Yeah but if 'The Pirates of the Caribbean breaks down, the pirates don't eat the tourists."
'They Live' (1988)
"I have come here to chew bubble gum, and kick a**, and I'm all out of bubble gum."
'8 Mile' (2002)
"This guy don't wanna win no battle, he's shook, 'cause ain't no such thing as halfway crooks."
'Apollo 13' (1995)
"You know that easter vacation we had planned for for Acapulco? There might be a slight change in destination. Maybe say, the Moon."
"It's not as if she were a maniac; she just goes a little mad sometimes."
"They had it all. They ran the show. And it was paradise, while it lasted."
'The Deer Hunter' (1978)
"You gotta listen to me. You wanna stay down here and die?"
'Children of Men' (2006)
"Your baby is the miracle the whole world has been waiting for."
"For a new breed, the challenge is saving lives, the research is deadly, and the laboratory is nature itself."
'The Bourne Identity' (2002)
"The only way he can survive, is to find out who he is before they find out where he is."