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Saturday, September 21, 2013

EDITORIAL: Top 5 Visually Stunning Trailers To Terrible Movies

The top 5 visually stunning trailers that tricked us into thinking a movie would be great

Trailers. They are the videos that make us excited for movies. Some are beyond Visually Stunning. That we could just hit the replay button 10 times in a row. Then there are some that are so great that we spend all night waiting for the premiere of the movie and.....the movie is beyond terrible. That it makes us never trust trailers again. 

Now we bring you the Top 5 Visually Stunning Trailers....that ended up being terrible movies.

#5 Speed Racer (2008) - Directed By: The Wachowski Brothers
Rotten Tomatoes Ranking: 39%
A young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile.

Speed Racer was a colorful, fast, pulse pounding thrill ride...without a story. It didn't have the heart the original cartoon had and rather show boated the visual effects around. But thats what you get when you get the team behind Matrix Trilogy...all down hill. 

#4 Sucker Punch (2011) -  Directed By: Zack Snyder
Rotten Tomatoes Ranking: 23%
A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.

This film was Zack Snyders first attempt at a Original Idea not based off an adaption. This is the same director that is so obsessed with Slow-Motion Styled Fighting it made Watchmen and 300 classics. This trailer made the film look majestic and amazing all within this little girls mind. But the story itself fell flat and boring no matter how many slow motion sequences he put into the film. Definitely should have been rated R...

#3 Max Payne (2008) -  Directed By: John Moore
Rotten Tomatoes Ranking: 16%
Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a police detective whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

This was one of the first Video Game-turned-Movies that MANY fans were looking forward to! But like every other adaption before it it fell threw the cracks and was "Lost in Translation" along the way. It was nothing like the Video Game series and took so many liberty's to even count.

#2 Green Lantern (2011) - Directed By: Martin Campbell
Rotten Tomatoes Ranking: 26%
A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.

This was DC Comics and Warner Brothers first attempt at  making a property franchise outside of Superman or Batman. It failed. They say a hero is only as good as his villain. Well in here his villain was yet another space cloud. And alot like Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer it just DOES NOT work in a live action film. The villain Parallax is what brought down this movie...even though they got Hal's origin down perfectly. As you can see by the trailer it was a visual masterpiece with all the Lanterns constructs.

#1 The Last Airbender (2010) - Directed By: M.Night Shyamalan
Rotten Tomatoes Ranking: 6%
The Last Airbender follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.

This had an entire fan base behind this supposed trilogy and a great storyline that could have been a great Fantasy-Asain film! But after M.Night Shymalan got his hands on the material and butchered it not even the fans could save it. It's Teaser Trailer which premiered in front of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen was so widely received as a mind blowing stunning piece of film...that many Avatar fans stood in lines the night before the actual films about an M.Night Twist.

Dishonorable Mentions: X-Men: The Last Stand, The Spirit, Day The Earth Stood Still, Punisher: War Zone, Dragonball: Evolution, After Earth, Iron Man 2, The Sorcerer's Apprentice

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