Stalker's Top Ten 2010: Matt Adcock's Top movie Taglines
The Filmstalker Top Tens continue with a Filmstalker favourite and regular, Matt Adcock. He's a real film buff himself and I always marvel at how he comes up with something different for the Top Tens each year, and this year is no exception.
Perhaps you were hoping he was going to do a "Best Babes" list again, I'm afraid if you were you're going to be disappointed. That said, what he has come up with is brilliant and does get you thinking, could you come up with another one for the list?
So what's he come up with this year? Well movie taglines, and some cracking ones at that.
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Let's get back to Matt's Top Ten of movie taglines, and if you'd like to read more of Matt you can get him over on his own site of reviews from pretty much everything he plays, listens and watches over at Darkmatters, follow him on Twitter or catch him on Facebook.
Matt, it's over to you.
It's an art form, a skill, a calling - how to sum up an entire movie in just a few words… Some are memorably rubbish, others are seriously uninspired but every now and then you see one that hits the spot. These are the ones that 'spoke to me' in 2010:
"Marriage... give it your best shot."
Even though the film was pretty awful - I liked the tagline which turned out to be the best thing about the whole experience!
"Welcome to the bank robbery capital of America."
9. The Town (Filmstalker review)
This tagline set out the pitch perfectly for the best crime caper of the year - no frills, just business.
"Innocence dies. Abby doesn't."
8. Let Me In
Capturing the heartbreak / horror of this brilliant chiller superbly.
"Your mind is the scene of the crime."
7. Inception (Filmstalker review)
One to make you think, it made me think WTF!?
"Anyone Else Would Be Dead By Now."
6. The Losers (Filmstalker review)
As a big fan of the comics and the film, this tagline set the tone for the action fun.
"Fear Thy Neighbour."
5. The Crazies (Filmstalker review)
Powerful not so subliminal warning shot that worked to capture the film's main element.
"You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies."
4. The Social Network (Filmstalker review)
Excellent tagline that filled the whole poster and served as handy plot synopsis.
"An epic of epic epicness."
3. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Audacious and brilliant, also surprisingly accurate!!
"Seriously, don't f**k his mum."
This has to be the best 'laugh out loud' tagline of the year.
"I can't fly. But I can kick your ass."
Perfect tagline for the anti-superhero comic book mash up - just excellent
Matt, that's a superb list, however some of those taglines are pretty bad. The one for Let Me In is filled with more cheese than blood, the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World really doesn't reflect the excellent film behind it, and I'm not going to mention Cyrus.
However, Inception's tagline is perhaps the best with The Social Network a close second, and I am partial to The Losers and The Crazies taglines.
What do you think? Has Matt got it right? Can you think of a better, or a worse, list of taglines for films in 2010? What about your own list of something connected to films from 2010? Here's how to see it published on Filmstalker.
There's still plenty of time to see your 2010 list online, here's the email link again, email@example.com, just writer your list and send it in. Get to it.
If you'd like to see the other Top Ten lists from previous years, head over to the Stalker's Top Tens page.