Welcome to the Weekly Trailer Roundup, where we count down the top five trailers released in the past week, “top” being defined any way we want to at the moment…exciting, ridiculous, best, worst…
These are the trailers that, for one reason or another, you should be paying attention to.
Movies can transport us to faraway lands, they can expand our minds, make us question our beliefs, teach us about life and love, challenge our perception of reality, and help us understand of our world and the other human beings who inhabit it. And if you care about any of that, you’d best just scroll down to the trailers for films that might actually matter. We’re not talking about those films and their trailers today. We’re talking about the trailers that make you pump your fist in the air and go “WOO!” The trailers that make you want to climb the outside of a skyscraper and eat a grizzly bear. Check them out and try not to hit anyone afterward.
Warning: Mxdwn will not be held responsible for any head explosions that may occur after viewing the proceeding trailers.
#5 – A Walk Among the Tombstones
It’s Liam Neeson. He’s threatening people through a phone. The trailer’s called Ultimate. What else do you need?
#4 – Misfire
It’s Gary Daniels. He’s threatening people through a phone… Okay, so it doesn’t have the same star power or production values as A Walk Among the Tombstones, but there’s some pretty cool martial arts in there.
#3 – Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Where else but in a movie involving evil Nazi zombies – or at a pro wrestling match – can you chant “USA! USA! USA!” and not sound like a jingoistic prick?
#2 – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Green Arrow-style exploding arrows, piles of dead teenagers, the lovely and talented Jennifer Lawrence. You can see why this series is a hit with young girls.
#1 – Low Down
Alright! John Hawkes is boxing and Glenn Close is his conerman. Admittedly, that may what’s actually happening in this movie about jazz, but whoever said reality isn’t subjective?
The rest of last week’s field: