Trailer Park: Superheroes and Sleeping Beauties

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. We’ve got eight new trailers this week, running the gamut from a big-budget superhero all-star tentpole to indies about cross-dressing and prostitution. Check ’em out after the jump.

American Reunion

Like many people our age, we can’t deny the soft spot in our hearts for the American Pie movies — even including the first couple of sequels. (We’re not sticking up for those direct-to-video ones though. Those are indefensible.) The players were charismatic, the situations were frequently funny, and there was a charm to them the usually transcended the smutty subject matter. So we’ve been sort of hesitantly looking forward to American Reunion, but this trailer doesn’t do much more than tee up an easy set piece, and then execute it without much skill or imagination. Maybe the movie itself (written and directed by Harold & Kumar scribes John Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg) will play out funnier than this. Here’s hoping.