Every Friday here at Flavorwire, we like to gather up the week new movie trailers, give them a look-see, and rank them from worst to best — while taking a guess or two about what they might tell us (or hide from us) about the movies they’re promoting. We’ve got nine new trailers for you this week, including a new look at The Avengers and Richard Linklater’s latest (yay!), and new films from Adam Sandler and Tim Burton (boo!). Check ‘em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments.
That’s My Boy
Look, it’s not that every Adam Sandler movie is automatically terrible; as we’ve discussed, when he bothers to work outside of his Elvis-like cluster of sycophants and hangers-on, he often ends up making a Punch Drunk Love or Funny People. And that’s what we’d hoped was happening here — the script is by Happy Endings creator David Caspe, with a rewrite by The State and Wet Hot American Summer’s David Wain and Ken Marino, and it’s directed by Hot Tub Time Machine co-writers Sean Anders and John Morris. But those hopes sank at the :21 second mark, as the logo for Sandler’s Happy Madison production company splashed across the screen, and sure enough, the trailer is filled with the same low-talent stock company and low-rent humor as any other Sandler-originated effort. Pass. (Again.)