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Trailer Park: Badasses and Battleships

Welcome to “Trailer Park,” our regular Friday feature where we collect the week’s new trailers all in one place and do a little “judging a book by its cover,” ranking them from worst to best and taking our best guess at what they may be hiding. This week, we’ve got ten to show you
— everything from new Soderbergh and Clooney movies to, yes, a film adaptation of a board game. Check ‘em all out after the jump.

Battleship

Jesus, where do we even start with this one? When word got out a year or so back that Hollywood was basing a major motion picture on a board game, it was held up (and rightfully so) as further proof of the absolute bankruptcy of ideas in that city. Now that we have a trailer, we’re starting to get a rough idea of exactly how terrible such a thing could be — since not only is it a movie based on an assemblage of cardboard and plastic, but it is apparently also an all-out Transformers rip-off. Way to aim high, guys! What talented people like Liam Neeson and director Peter Berg are doing involved in this claptrap is anyone’s guess (but we’ve got one, and it involves checks with many zeros on them); this looks like it should be a joke trailer at the beginning of Tropic Thunder.

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