Every Friday here at Flavorwire, we like to gather up the week’s 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. This weeks, we’ve got new trailers from the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio, Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Watson, John C. Reilly, and more; check ‘em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments.
We first saw a trailer for this Joseph Gordon-Levitt vehicle clear back in September, when it was slated to hit theaters on January 13 — not a release date that usually inspires hope and anticipation, quality-wise. But before it could reach that date, somebody over at Columbia apparently put their thinking cap on and said, “Hey! Isn’t the guy who stars in our movie in one of the biggest movies of the summer?” And thus, Premium Rush was moved into a post-Dark Knight Rises slot in August (which is, we must note, still the month where the weakest summer movies tend to go and die). Our thoughts on the second trailer aren’t too different from the first — in spite of our well-documented JGL love, this looks like a maddeningly generic action “thriller,” and the plethora of extreme biking makes it look less like a movie trailer than a 90-second Mountain Dew ad.