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The ‘Top Gun’ theme takes ‘The Force Awakens’ trailer to the next level
This fits together way too well.
Sometimes, a movie trailer is the perfect fit for the most unexpected soundtrack imaginable. For Avengers: Age of Ultron it was Céline Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On,” and for Star Wars: The Force Awakens it’s the music from Top Gun.
This awesome mashup trailer combines The Force Awakens with the classic 1980s guitar track, plus a Top Gun-style Star Wars logo. Obviously the peak moment is when Oscar Isaac’s X-Wing pilot character appears, since he’s obviously the Tom Cruise of this whole operation.
There’s only one problem here. What are we going to do when Star Wars: Rogue One comes out? As a movie all about X-Wing pilots, it actually is the franchise’s answer to Top Gun. You have a year and a half to up your trailer mashup game, YouTube.
Screengrab via Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested.