5 – The Lego Movie
Like the song in the trailer says “Everything is awesome.” At least everything about this trailer. The second trailer for The Lego Movie takes away the fact that the film looks like a large product placement commercial by giving us interesting characters voiced by an impressive cast. Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, and Liam Neeson are just a few names who lent their voices to this film. Surprisingly hilarious to a fault, and chock full of quotable lines, this trailer for The Lego Movie had me hooked.
4 – Dom Hemingway
Richard Shepard‘s British crime dramedy Dom Hemingway stars Jude Law as a loud, lewd safecracker just coming off of a twelve-year stint in prison. Looking to collect what he is owed after keeping his mouth shut during his prison tenure, Hemingway reunites with his former crime boss and his daughter. But the story isn’t the fun of it. It’s the fact that Law’s character is rude, crude, and dabbles in debauchery. While overseas critics weren’t too fond of the film itself, the trailer is very entertaining to look at, and offers at least some hope that American critics will think differently.
3 – Grand Budapest Hotel
A trailer for a film like Grand Budapest Hotel should not go unnoticed. It features that signature whimsy humor and romance that Wes Anderson is so well-known for, which is then topped off with a bit of an art heist and murder mystery. Then, he casts Ralph Finnes in a rare comedic role. A rather refreshing turn for the actor’s career. There is just so much to look forward to from this movie, especially since Anderson’s meticulously detailed sets and costumes, and go-to cast are just some of the few highlights of this absolutely wonderful trailer.
2 – Gravity
What separates the trailer for Alfonso Cuaron‘s Gravity from all the others is that it isn’t just a compilation of clips with the BRRAAAHMM sound; it’s the fact that it is a one shot take from the actual movie. So this trailer (or clip) shows the degree of difficulty to which this film was shot, at least on a technical level. The fact that Cuaron was able to accomplish such a feat has received some well-deserved recognition. And while the film may not have needed the help from the trailers to begin with, the trailers did a good enough job of teasing those intense technical moments.
1 – The Wolf Of Wall Street
The first The Wolf Of Wall Street is the epitome of what a trailer should be. It’s full of spirit and energy, and plenty of moments in it for the internet to turn Leonardo DiCaprio into an animated gif. The trailer, which takes us back to the 90s, is perfectly paired up with Kayne West’s Black Skinhead, and addresses how having things in excess is never enough for those who have access to excess. From pumping his fist to motivate his stock firm to him dancing (admit it, that was just damn sexy), watching DiCaprio in this trailer was more than enough to get me interested in this film.