Trailers trashed: This week’s new movies reviewed on previews alone
This week’s selection of new films includes an adaptation of a Dan Brown novel – shudder – and an animation about storks that’ll raise uncomfortable conversations in homes across the land. But which movie should get your money based on its preview alone?
For fans of: Dan Brown, Tom Hanks, incomprehensible conspiracy theories
It appears you are watching the trailer to Inferno, the latest Dan Brown film from Ron Howard, the famous director who should know better. All the characters will now speak entirely in plot, while running, running, running. You will find yourself hoping that the apocalypse that is apparently coming will come a little faster.
Best moment in the trailer: The end
Netflix alternative: Anything, literally anything, not written by Dan Brown
For fans of: Animated movies with voice casts that should be doing something better
Here’s the setup – storks used to deliver babies but they don’t anymore but, wait, wait, there’s a stray baby that does need delivering and our hero, voiced by Andy Samberg, has to get back into the game. It’s going to confuse children, bore adults and end with the potential for an entirely unnecessary sequel. Fly the other way.
Best moment in the trailer: Storks crashing into the boss’s glass walled office
Netflix alternative: Rick & Morty – a cartoon built on similar bizarre and unsettling concepts but, you know, good.
For fans of: Fish Tank, good performances by Shia LaBeouf
Andrea Arnold, the director behind Fish Tank, Wuthering Heights and Red Road, returns with a road movie that features novice Sasha Lane paired with Shia LaBeouf (and his horrible haircut). It’s beautifully shot as you’d expect, the reviews are good and there’s no hint of animated storks or convoluted conspiracy theories. Pick of the week!
Best moment in the trailer: The beautiful shot of Sasha Lane diving into a pool
Netflix alternative: Fish Tank – another film where Arnold coaxed great performances from newcomers
Need more options? Try last week’s edition.