This week's trailers: 'On Stranger Tides,' 'Thor,' and Robert Pattinson

pirates-carribean-4-trailer_180.jpg?w=180&h=135The mercury is falling fast, but it’s already beach weather as far as these trailers are concerned. This week, we got our first real looks at summer blockbusters-to-be like Thor and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, plus spring standouts like Rango (featuring the voice of Johnny Depp) and Water for Elephants, starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson. Check them out below!

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (May 20)
Johnny Depp and newcomer Penelope Cruz steer the mega-franchise’s fourth installment.
‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides': The first trailer is here!

Thor (May 6)
The Norse god turned comic hero gets his own big-screen action spectacle, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman.
‘Thor’ trailer hits the Web. Watch and opine!

The Tree of Life (May 27)
Terrence Malick’s long-delayed opus, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn in a story about… uh… life? If you can pick any plot details from the cryptic trailer, feel free to let us know.
‘The Tree of Life’ trailer: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and some spellbinding strangeness

Water for Elephants (April 15)
An adaptation of Sara Gruen’s bestselling novel about a college dropout (Robert Pattinson) who joins a traveling circus and falls for its star performer (Reese Witherspoon).
‘Water for Elephants’ trailer: Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon under the Big Top

Rango (March 4)
Johnny Depp is the voice of a gun-slinging chameleon in this animated tale from Pirates director Gore Verbinski.
‘Rango’ trailer: Johnny Depp is such a chameleon

Fast Five (April 29)
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and the rest of the gang are back for a fifth lap in the hit Fast & Furious series.
‘Fast Five’ trailer: So fast! So furious!

Limitless (March 18)
Bradley Cooper stars in this thriller about an unemployed writer (how often do you get to write that?) who finds that a designer drug might be the key to success.
‘Limitless’ trailer: How long will Bradley Cooper stay unkempt?

Take Me Home Tonight (March 4)
A coming-of-age tale set in the late 80s, starring Topher Grace, Anna Faris, and Dan Fogler.
‘Take Me Home Tonight’ trailer: Topher Grace’s new movie reminds us why the ’80s were awesome

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  • JMB

    I think Water for Elephants looks like Titanic, but at the circus instead of on a big boat. And I still don’t get the Pattinson obsession. Didn’t get it when he was in GOF, don’t get it now.

    • Karate Pants

      I don’t get why anyone likes Scarlett Johansson. Different strokes for different folks.

      • Mr. Holloway

        I may just be speaking for myself, but I’m gonna go with “boobs.”

    • Jackie

      ‘Water for Elephants’ was an excellent book, and the only things it has in common with ‘Titanic’ are the fact that a disaster occurs and there is a love story (MANY books and movies include those story elements). I think the trailer looks great. Witherspoon isn’t really who I pictured as the character, but I’m willing to wait and see how she does in the movie. I don’t think people give Pattinson enough credit. I think he’s very underrated as an actor and just hasn’t been given the best material to work with. This is a meatier role, and I can actually imagine him as the character.

      • StewyFan

        I agree. Rob has been the victim of a production company that ran Twilight and Remember Me. They did not and do not promote movies in the right way, nor do they make them very efficiently, in exception of The Hurt Locker. I feel like for once he is being given great material to work with, with also a great staff of people. The trailer is very promising, even through my biased eyes. I feel like he needs to be given a chance to spread his wings and show what he is capable of.

      • JMB

        I have not read the book and knew nothing of the story prior to watching the trailer yesterday. (Well, I may have guessed elephants were involved somehow…) I was merely reacting to the trailer. I saw a guy meeting a beautiful woman who was already in a relationship with another man. This man gets jealous when they start spending time together. And there’s a big disaster. I was reminded of Titanic also I think in part due to the flashback nature of the storytelling. It looks like the Rob Pattinson character is telling the story of his younger days like the Kate Winslet character.

        To be sure, there must be many stories with similar themes, but for some reason my mind went to Titanic. That’s not to say it won’t be a good movie.

      • StewyFan

        It is getting a lot of comparisons to Titanic, Moulin Rouge and The Notebook all meshed together. I can see that just by viewing this teaser, but the story is much more involved.

    • janet

      the trailer shown was only a teaser. the story is much more then a love story. there is love in it, but there are other elements. you learn things from wfe. you learn what redlighting is, you learn about the circus life back in that era. its much more then whats shown.

    • Alex

      It is also about loving and taking good care of animals as well.

      You know I dont understand why people love Jonny Depp. Most people I talked love him because of Pirates movies and Jacks character. A lot of his fans dont like “The Tourist”. So same thing goes with Robert. Some like him some dont.

      But WFE is not about Robert. Its about animals, great depression, circus and a love story. Oscar winning Reese and Cristoph also there playing two main characters.

      Why people have to compare everything with everything? Lets look at this film as a seperate film on its own right.

  • StewyFan

    Personally, I am all for Rango, POTC4 and WFE just because I love Johnny and Rob. I was surprised at how good the POTC4 trailer looked and the WFE trailer looks about how I pictured it from reading the book.

  • Karate Pants

    Love Topher Grace, love that he works at Suncoast, and REALLY love the title song…but I am irritated about “Take Me Home Tonight”. Why can’t the 80’s just die already? The jokes have all been done, just let it go.

  • James

    1. I hated the last Pirates film, but I’m willing to give this one a chance.
    2. I’ll probably see Thor, but I think Marvel fatigue is starting to set in.
    3. Terrence Malick’s films are almost all excellent. So I’m willing to forgive The Tree of Life its cryptic trailer.
    4. Loved Water for Elephants, the book. Film version looks decent. Probably Pattinson’s big chance to finally shake off Twilight. Not sure how well it’ll do financially though. Films based on books aimed at that demographic haven’t done well lately (Lovely Bones, Time Traveler’s Wife), and Reese Witherspoon’s dramas tend to bomb.
    5. Rango looks … interesting.
    6. No interest in another Fast/Furious movie.
    Not familiar enough with the other two to really make call.

    • James

      Also, is anyone else kind of iffy on WFE’s release date? It seems kind of like a dead zone. That weekend in April tends to attract second-tier action films that couldn’t make it in the summer (i.e. Clash of the Titans). It’s too early to really be awards-baiting, and it’ll fall off the map after two weeks when the summer slate opens.
      Just seems like an iffy date to open. :-/

      • janet

        so far only thing coming out that weekend is scream 4, and soul surfer. usually period dramas are more critic darlings vs anything. april is an odd time, but if fox wants to they campaign for it when award season is hot. any movie released within the calender is allowed.

      • James

        I understand that they CAN campaign for it, but with a few exceptions, it’s rare for films out that early to be successful at awards season.
        And it’s opening opposite Scream 4? Good lord, it’s going to be massacred.

  • Olivia

    How does this guy keep getting parts? He can’t act

    • Mandy

      Who are you talking about? Jonny Depp?LOL

      Dont worry about “this guy”. He is doing just fine.

      • Olivia

        No, of course I wasn’t talking about Johnny Depp. lol. JD’s amazing. I was talking about Robert Pattinson. He can’t act.

  • Mandy

    Why everyone going on and on about awards………All we want is good film with good acting. Promotion of the movie is also very important….. I mean Leo hasnt win oscar but everyone knows he is a good actor and his films are good quality. So that they wont disappoint you. Thats what I want from an actor or actress……I just want to enjoy a good film. Awards never bother me. Too many good films and perfomances and one award.LOL

  • Fran

    Please!!! WFE which is a really great book (read it!) is nothing like Titanic. (though I loved Titanic) It looks like its going to be fantastic. Rob is going to be amazing and I was worried about Reese before I saw the trailer but she looks like she’ll be great. Christoph Waltz will attract the “inglorious” demographic. This movie is going to smash it!!!

    • @Fran

      Sorry, but they couldn’t have picked a worse weekend to open it. If they keep the April date, all anyone will be talking about is Scream 4.
      Christoph Waltz, excellent though he was in Basterds, hasn’t been in another major film yet. So you can’t say that the Tarantino set will tune in for this (I highly doubt it).
      Pattinson had a chance already to open a movie and did meh at it (although I think WFE is a better vehicle for him).
      And Witherspoon is only a major draw in comedies.
      I’m sure it’ll do well with people who liked the book and/or fans of the three leads. But I don’t think it has “smash hit” in the cards, sorry. I think RPattz fans are making the same mistake with WFE that they did with Remember Me. If you inflate it to expectations it can’t possibly meet, it will inevitably disappoint you.

  • ruth herman

    There has not been a circus movie in a long time. The book was very good and the script follows the story very well. This movie has a great cast and a good story about a second rate circus trying to survive in the depression.
    Robert Pattinson was very good in Remember Me. It is a good movie that the critics did not get, but once it is seen, a good majority like the movie. We should honor and remember the loss on Sept 11. Also Pattinson gives a good performance in Little Ashes, The Haunting of Toby Jugg, How to Be and The bad Mother’s Handbook all indie movies from England before Twilight.

  • chris

    excited for H2O for Elephants and Tree of life..though loved H2O for Elephants trailer more

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