Okay, so I was watching TV just now and I just had to get this off my chest. I saw a trailer for "Seven Pounds" a new movie starring Will Smith, and it was going like any other boring trailer out there when BAM! cue The Island theme and the sea of amazing awesomeness that it brings along with it.
But then I thought about it, and I realized that I've been hearing The Island theme quite often actually, and usually from sources that are not from The Island, such as the Olympics and On-Demand movie trailers.
So my question is why? I don't mean why it made sense for them to use the song - after all, this is the song that could make even a low-budget zombie flick into a cinematic masterpiece - but rather, why didn't they just use their own music from the movie? After all, Howard Shore wrote some incredible scores in Lord of the Rings, but I don't hear them in movie trailers twice a month.
For those of you who haven't seen The Island, it's one of my favorite movies, and one of the most critically underrated films of 2005. And it has beautiful, beautiful music. I highly recommend you watch it and then cry yourself to sleep knowing you just witnessed something so utterly amazing that you want to clone yourself and travel to the future. And in case you have no idea what I'm talking about, watch (or listen, rather) to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_jFY...eature=related