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 week, we’ve got eleven new trailers, featuring Keira Knightley, Russell Crowe, Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin James, Tyler Perry, Frank Langella, and John Hawkes — plus the directorial debut of Wu-Tang’s RZA and a new Spike Lee joint. Check ‘em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments.
Here’s how it went: we were kind of going along with this one. Sure, it’s been done a hundred times, probably not even beginning with Adventures in Babysitting, but the whole thing looks cute and reasonably agreeable, and it’s probably not something we’ll see but we won’t say anything mean about it, and then, boom, the kid punches the guy in the nuts. And when you watch this many trailers every week, the nut-punch is the biggest red flag of them all; it is a clear indicator that this is a movie we want nothing whatsoever to do with, because not only were they so bankrupt of ideas that they put that tired gag into the movie, but then they pulled it out of the movie and put it in the trailer, in order to make you, the consumer, fully aware that it’s the kind of movie that has a kid punching a guy in the balls. No, no thank you, we’re not having it, good day sir, I said good day.