A mediocre first trailer likely won’t keep anyone from catching David O. Russell’s American Hustle, but simply showing off Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence and loads of pretty period costumes isn’t going to get you into the Best Stuff.
The Best Stuff
1. Lone Survivor
It’s officially time to shake Battleship off, because based on Lone Survivor’s first trailer, Peter Berg’s latest could be some quality work. The promo is artfully constructed, offering up an introduction and then a compelling, inciting incident before building up to a climactic blowout. On top of that, the material is notably visceral, suggesting the film will have many layers and earn all of that gunfire and violence.
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