The Best – and Worst – Movie Promos of the Week

Nice play, Beautiful Creatures, but your first trailer just isn’t enough to crack the top three movie promos of the week, let alone outdo some impressive runners-up – The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyFrankenweenieThe Master and Hitchcock.

The Best Stuff

1. Taken 2 Clip: The chase scene is exciting, but it’s this clip of Kim following in her father’s footsteps that proves Taken 2 could really have quite a bit to offer by building off of its predecessor. Bryan Mills is clearly still on his game and his not-so-helpless-anymore daughter is willing to do whatever it takes to return the favor and bring him home. This clip is smart, action-packed and, thanks to how well we know these characters from round one, it’s exhilarating to see them back in action.

2. Les Misérables Featurette: I’ve never seen Les Misérables, know only the barebones about the story, and am merely mildly interested in movie musicals, but boy does this featurette appeal to the curious filmmaker in me. The look of the footage alone has this wonderfully authentic and raw feel to it, which perfectly completes the honesty of having the cast sing live. If the method is this impactful in a featurette imagine the effect it’ll have on the full feature.

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