Ranking Every New Movie Trailer From This Past Week

Too many trailers to keep up with? We've got you covered...

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This past week saw the release of so many big trailers that it was mind-boggling. Somehow, miraculously, every studio in Hollywood flipped through their calendars a few weeks back and picked that week as the perfect one in which to debut their latest and greatest trailers.

At the time, it may have felt like an overload of movie hype. With several trailers a day, it got a bit ridiculous. But now that the week is over and things have returned to normal, there's time to sit back and take a long look at all the material that was released.

From trailers for big-budget blockbuster sequels, to animated films from long-established studios, to classic horror remakes, to 2018's Oscar hopefuls, these are all the trailers that were vying for viewers' attention last week.

Some of them were so great that their respective films are going to have to really deliver in order to not disappoint. And some of them were so bad that it might be better for all involved if viewers forgot about them as quickly as possible. Let's see which was which.

12. Mortal Engines

Maybe in a week less populated by great trailers, Mortal Engines' trailer could have snuck by. But not this week.

The trailer for the upcoming Peter Jackson-produced post-apocalyptic epic felt like an adaption of a YA book in all the wrong ways. The central plot revolving around Hester's mother leaving behind the MacGuffin and for only her to have the appropriate knowledge to take down the ruling powers feels like an amalgamation of several different tropes that have been done to death by franchises like Hunger Games or Divergent.

Not to mention that the trailer essentially gives an outline of the entire plot. Whereas the initial teaser that was released in December did a solid job of selling the Mad Max-ish tone and setting without revealing any plot, this trailer goes the complete opposite direction. Aside from teasing some clunky-looking action beats, it reveals that Hester and Tom will be exiled together, team up with a resistance, and then infiltrate London in the third act to try and stop Hugo Weaving's dastardly Valentine.

It's a trailer that reveals way too much and leaves way too little of an impression.


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