The first time I saw The Dark Knight Rises this weekend, all the trailers were pulled because one of them, Gangster Squad shows a group shooting up a movie theater (how eerie is that?). The second time, I finally got to see the teaser trailer for Man of Steel. Little did I know that it would get me more hyped for The Hobbit than the new Superman film.
Maybe I watch too many movies, but I really don’t like this trend of borrowing music from other features to make your movie more epic. Any LOTR fan was instantly having flashbacks to Gandalf’s (temporary) death at the the Bridge of Khazad Dum where this memorable vocal track played. But this isn’t a new trend. I was similarly irked when The Adjustment Bureau apprporiated the most memorable track from the Sunshine soundtrack, and I’m pretty sure about eight different films have used the “Requiem for a Dream” score over the years.
Find your own damn music! Reusing an old track (even a good one) just makes you seem like you’re stealing someone else’s epicness rather than making your own.