More often than not, the opening title sequences are not given much attention and instead people skip right into the action. This is a shame, as creative title sequences can settle the audience into the film and also set the tone and atmosphere. In addition to being visually appealing and suited to the tone of the film, these title sequences should also use the right kind of music. Although somewhat of a lost art, there are many fantastic examples of terrific opening title sequences which have proven to be just as entertaining as the film that follows them.
12. Lord of War
The opening credit sequence for 2005’s Lord of War is fascinating and gripping, yet it also makes you consider the horror of war and the amount of death it causes. The credit sequence, set to Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth,” takes you on a journey which is from the point of view of a single bullet. This goes from being manufactured in the factory, through to being transported along with thousands of other bullets, placed in a chamber and then shot, where you follow its path until it hits and kills a child. The journey it goes on is visually appealing as it is so unique, but once the bullet is placed in the chamber you know that it will only end badly. It is just one of thousands of bullets that you see, making you realize the brutality and horror of war and the arms trade.