Every week here at The Wire, we're bringing you an up-to-date ranking of the trailers that are already making us laugh, cry, and stock up on Oscar polish. Our methodology involves staff-wide rankings and YouTube views.
This Week's Trailer Debuts
As the last of the Oscar hopefuls release their trailers (although we've still seen nothing of Inherent Vice), yesterday we finally got a look at Tim Burton's Big Eyes, touted as a chance for Amy Adams to collect a trophy after missing out for her previous five nominations. There was also the first real footage from Serena, a long-gestating period drama starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, which looked simultaneously fancy and gloomy.
Movie Trailer Power Rankings as of September 19, 2014
10. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Think they're gonna bring down that dragon? Probably, since there's barely a sight of him in this trailer, which promises axes and monsters and battles, endless battles, and oh yes, very grumpy dwarfs. It also promises, maybe, to be the last Lord of the Rings movie, so there's that to dread/look forward to?
9. Gone Girl
After so much speculation over its ending and its casting and David Fincher's choice of lenses, Gone Girl is almost here! Just two more weeks! Have you read the novel yet? You better hurry up, or you won't be able to weigh in on if the movie ruined it or not!
8. 50 Shades of Grey