Take 5: The Best Movie Trailers of the Week (October 9)

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We love to share movie trailers. Aside from music videos, album trailers, tour teasers, and all the other video content bands typically supply us with, movie trailers are probably the thing we watch the most online. You may have noticed a few news posts with trailers in recent weeks, and you will no doubt see many more in the weeks and months ahead, but if we made a new post for every trailer that hit our inboxes we would never have time to post about anything else. So, to simplify your life and ours, we’ve compiled our five favorite trailers of the week from everything we haven’t previously covered into a single post. Enjoy!

Great Wall (February 2017)

We’ve now seen two trailers totaling at least four minutes of this film and I am still at a loss as to why this exists. It looks like Gods Of Egypt set in ancient China, and I have to imagine the box office results will be about the same. Seriously, who is really waiting on this to arrive? I love you, Legendary Pictures, but this may be a complete misfire filled with brilliant CGI.

Synopsis: Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House Of Flying Daggers), Legendary’s The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China. The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, and Andy Lau.

John Wick: Chapter Two (February 10)

Don’t show me another frame because I am so in that I don’t even have words to properly describe my excitement. Just shut up and take my money, please.

Synopsis: In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (January 27)

I couldn’t tell you a single thing that happened in any of these movies beyond an endless massacre of the undead, but I’ve come to appreciate the simplicity of that setup. RE films have always delivered a very niche style of zombie entertainment, and this entry—the supposed last one—looks no different.

Synopsis: The T-virus unleashed by the evil Umbrella corporation has spread to every corner of the globe, turning Earth into a hellscape of zombies, demons, and monsters. Now, Alice, a former Umbrella employee turned rogue warrior, joins her friends on a last-chance mission to save mankind by storming the company’s headquarters located deep underneath what used to be Raccoon City. But the Red Queen knows Alice is coming, and the final battle will determine if the rest of mankind lives or dies.

Underworld: Blood Wars (January 6)

To be honest, I thought this franchise was already dead. The January release date has me thinking the studio might feel the same way.

Synopsis Vampire death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) must fend off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

The Monster (November 11 – On Demand)

If the man behind The Strangers wants to tell you a story then your only option is to hang on every word as if it were gospel. Count. Me. In.

Synopsis: Starring Zoe Kazan (In Your Eyes, Fracture), Ella Ballentine (The Captive), Scott Speedman (Underworld), and Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica), The Monster focuses on a mother and daughter who are trapped and tormented by a ruthless creature.