…thing that was awesome about 2008: “Propane Nightmares” by Pendulum.
The thing I like about this – well. Obviously it’s a great song, but on top of that…
See, when I originally went into film a long time ago, part of it was because I loved – and was good at – constructing trailers in my head. Part of that was giving a lot of thought to music, what a song was good for in terms of enhancing the visuals in any given trailer.
This song is fantastic for anything involving speed. (I was originally thinking “Fast and the Furious minus the emo boring parts.”) It’s got a driving pulse to it, and it’s upbeat, but there’s also a hint of desperation in it. And it’s heroic, very obviously so.
In short? If they ever make a Flash movie, this is the song to which they should cut the trailer. Just close your eyes, listen to it, and see him doing things at Ludicrous Speed, cutting back and forth between shots of him in super-slow-motion in a frozen world and shots of him in crazy-fast-motion outpacing everything. The song just works for the Flash.
The lyrics even work! “In a trail of fire I know we will be free again / In the end we will be one / In a trail of fire I’ll burn before you bury me / Set your sights for the sun.” TELL me that’s not Barry thinking about Iris.
Anyhow. Fan moment over. Discuss.