It’s moviemaking 101: make sure the music used in a film is compatible with the emotion that is being conveyed on screen. Today, the official trailer for the upcoming film “Murder on the Orient Express” was released and immediately viewers took note of the peculiarly bad selection of soundtrack. One Reddit user took it upon themselves to show us just how much worse it could have been.
The trailer for this year’s “Murder on the Orient Express” release (shown above) begins with ambient noises of a passenger train car rolling through a snowy mountain setting. It’s an eerie introduction, and continuing into the trailer extreme shifts in volume are used to create a thrilling murder mystery atmosphere. By the time we see all the main players in the ensemble cast including Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, and Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot, we are sold into the Agatha Christie story and right there on the train with them.
Suddenly, commercial rock band Imagine Dragons begins playing their tune to help snap you out of it all.
Reddit user deftspyder used it as an opportunity to mix in new, somehow far worse choices in music selection in these hilarious parodies below.
Now class, what have we learned today?