Oh, okay, I guess we don't have as many Twilight fans as I thought. Even with a pretty awesome new trailer, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse didn't even come in second place in last week's Trailer Park poll. Rather it tied with the teaser for High School, while nearly half the voters are most anxious to see Get Low based on its new spot. In second place was the great teaser for Into Eternity (which I saw and loved), so hopefully the Danish doc will find its way to you readers in some way or another soon.
My pick for best trailer this week, and I know there are a lot of people who still think this thing looks like crap, is for Jonah Hex. What can I say, but only that I look forward to a summer movie combining The Crow and the antihero western genre. I'm hearing a lot of comparisons to Wild Wild West, which I guess I'm fortunate to have never seen, but I didn't notice John Malkovich unleashing a giant mechanical spider, so that's good. Could be I'm just overtired from Tribeca and schoolwork, but even Megan Fox seems alright in this. I also like being pleasantly surprised by a quick Will Arnett appearance. As far as summer movies go, I'll certainly watch this before Prince of Persia, MacGruber, The A-Team, Knight and Day, The Last Airbender, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Salt and even The Expendables. At first I thought it was the Malkovich that sold me, but I guess since the actor also stars in my least favorite trailer of the week (for Secretariat), he's not a certain draw, no matter how crazy and ridiculous he appears.
Check out this week's ratings and poll after the jump
1. Jonah Hex - "The future's bright."
2. The Complete Metropolis - My unashamed interest in Jonah Hex aside, can anyone honestly watch this trailer for the newly restored sci-fi classic and tell me they'd rather see any other blockbuster this summer?
3. Survival of the Dead - George Romero. Zombies. And more cowboys, sort of. What else do you want from a movie? Okay, yeah, Malkovich maybe. Zombie Malkovich would be pretty cool. Surprised to see that Apple and YouTube exist in Romero's zombieverse? Me too, but it won't keep me from seeing the latest installment of the franchise.
4. Wild Target (UK) - With a cast including Rupert Grint, Emily Blunt, Bill Nighy, Rupert Everett and Martin Freeman, this could be Jonathan Lynn's best comedy since Clue. That's not saying much, but I still think it looks like a lot of fun.
5. Black Death - I'm given no reason to think this won't be better than Robin Hood. Surprised Malkovich isn't in this, to be honest.
6. The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest - I love docs like this because I'm too much of a sissy myself to climb. And in many ways this looks scarier than, say, the remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Of course, Liam Neeson's narration will only have audiences shouting "release the Kracken!" Hopefully the urge will die down by the time this comes out, but it's possible Neeson will never get away from it, ever.
7. Piranha 3D - One of the best tease openings to a trailer I've seen in a while, but once actual footage from the horror remake is shown the whole thing just falls apart. Well, except for Doc Brown talking about the dangers of piranha as if they were a time paradox.
8. Winter's Bone - If it wasn't for those festival award mentions at the beginning, I wouldn't much think this looked any good t'all. But I hated Frozen River, too. Also, I used to love John Hawkes, but man didn't Lost kinda ruin him?
9. Splice (Trailer 2) - Seems like a remake of Species starring Katie Holmes (well, a lookalike) replacing her old Dawson's Creek pal Michelle Williams. This was really a hit at Sundance?
10. Secretariat - The only horse racing movie that ever interested me was the one with the talking horse voiced by John Candy. Though Malkovich looks plenty awesome here, I have to admit it'd be better if he was voicing the famed Thoroughbred.