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’s nine new trailers include new films from Ang Lee, Tom Tykwer, and the Wachowskis, and feature the likes of Tom Hanks, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Halle Berry, Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener, Isla Fisher, Allison Janney, Oliver Platt, Gerald Butler, and Juno Temple. Check ’em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments.
It’s bad enough that this surf melodrama looks like a fire sale at the cliché outlet: it’s a teacher-student narrative, a surrogate father/abandoned son story, and a chasing-the-big-win sports movie all at once. But you can all but hear the marketers murmuring, “What if people think it’s just about surfing?” So they actually have a character say, out loud, “This is about more than just surfing.” Go on. “It’s about finding that one thing in life that sets you free.” Ugh, blerg, boo. What’s the thing in life that’ll set me free from having to sit through this swill? Because I’m going to go find it.