Trailer Roundup: Bad Neighbors, Chefs, and The Expendables
A weekly segment where I round up this week's newest Trailers.
New Red-Band International Trailer for Neighbors
The above trailer is NSFW, but it is certainly funny. Directed by Nicholas Stoller (Get Him To The Greek), this film pits Seth Rogen playing a new dad (This is the End) against Zac Efron playing a Frat Brother (That Awkward Moment). The trailer shows how increasingly ridiculous and immature the rivalry becomes when a frat moves in next door. Quite a few of the gags made me laugh, and I've heard that this is one of the funniest films of the year. Neighbors comes out on May 9, 2014.
Trailer Rating: 4/5 Stars
First Trailer for The Expendables 3
Here's the first trailer for the third film in the surprisingly resilient Expendables franchise. It plays out more as a role call of all the returning faces (Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Crews, etc) as well as newcomers (Ford, Snipes, Gibson, etc). It's quite a crazy cast, but once again it doesn't look like it does anything original or too exciting with it's immense number of action stars. The Expendables 3 comes out August 15, 2014.
Trailer Rating: 2.5/5 Stars
First Trailer for Chef
Jon Favreau (Iron Man) directs and stars in this charming comedy about a chef that opens a food truck when he loses his job at a restaurant and must rebuild his family. Along with him are many familiar faces, including Dustin Hoffman (Meet the Fockers), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), and Iron Man stars Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr. The film looks fun, heartwarming, and the food being cooked is absolutely mouthwatering, the only part that didn't work for me was the joke the chose to end the trailer with. Chef comes out on May 9, 2014.
Trailer Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Check back next week for another roundup of the newest trailers.