Welcome back to Best Movie Trailers of the Week, a column where we handpick the best new movie trailers that have arrived online over the past week.
Sure, the Fantastic Four trailer could be a little stronger, but the piece is certainly a nice surprise after such a long wait. There is some fun to be had with seeing the characters back in action for those that are familiar with the source material, but the piece could be a little short on story details for Fantastic Four newcomers. However, Fox’s choice to highlight tone and mood over action and plot is still a refreshing and especially effective one.
The Ever After
The pace of this trailer for Mark Webber and Teresa Palmer’s semi-self-financed The Ever After may take some getting used to, but I highly advise giving it a shot because, ultimately, it sells the movie as an especially raw and genuine romantic drama. Webber’s always oozing with natural charm, but this could be a game changer for Palmer. There’s certainly nothing wrong with her work in Warm Bodies or even I Am Number Four and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, but based on this promo it seems as though she’s got a lot more to offer than what the big-budget productions have showed us.
Digging Up the Marrow
If you’re a sucker for found-footage horror like me, you’ve got to check out this trailer for Adam Green’s latest, Digging Up the Marrow. It’s got all of the undeniably appealing genre tropes you can’t get enough of, but then the promo takes it one step further by showing off the elements that could make the movie a standout -- the wildly creative monsters inspired by Alex Padree’s artwork.
Have any interest in getting a taste of some '90s nostalgia mixed with blood, gore, BMX bikes and postapocalyptic mayhem? Of course you do! The very first teaser trailer for the Sundance official selection Turbo Kid is here and it’s absolutely brimming with stellar imagery, stunning displays of violence and some especially effective background music. There’s no doubt the piece will leave you eager to see how big Turbo Kid can go and, I can assure you, the feature delivers. (Warning: This trailer is NSFW!)
Does The Rewrite look like the greatest movie ever? Not really, but it certainly looks like a nice feel-good flick -- and every now and then that’s exactly what you need. This trailer is definitely a bit on the hokey side with the whole hotshot-screenwriter-turned-unlikely-teacher scenario, but there’s something sweet and uplifting about his turnaround that you can’t help but be swayed by it.
Ted is fantastic, but it still seemed like one heck of a challenge to come up with a worthy scenario for a sequel. However, based on this first trailer for Ted 2, it looks as though Seth MacFarlane might have pulled it off. The idea of Ted and Tammy-Lynn (Jessica Barth) trying to have a baby is pure genius, and whether the jokes pertain to that core concept or not almost every single one of them is a hit in this trailer. If MacFarlane and company are able to unveil so much quality material in the first promo, the full feature has to be packed to the brim with laugh-out-loud scenarios.
What are your favorite movie trailers of the week?
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