The Best – and Worst – Movie Trailers of the Week

JoeIt’s almost time for our annual Purge so Universal is ringing in the warped holiday with a brand new teaser trailer. Similar to the first full feature, this new promo for the sequel, The Purge: Anarchy, feels like a thoughtless attempt at scoring a quick buck via the high concept, but, at the same time, I still find myself wanting more. However, with three quality trailers amongst the competition this week, there’s no room for guilty-pleasure appeal in the Best Stuff.

The Best Stuff

1. Joe: The latest trailer for Joe is ambitious, but it has to be because it’s not an easy movie to sell. Nicolas Cage is the title character, but there’s a lot more going on in the full feature and this promo actually manages to run through a number of story components, and also the appropriate story components, namely the relationship between Cage and Tye Sheridan’s characters, and the eeriness and suspense that comes with the threat Sheridan’s father poses.

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