|The Big Year ||Footloose ||The Thing ||WINNER
(1 point per category)
|Clearest Title||Based on a book about a bird watching competition. ||A remake of the 1984 movie. ||A remake of the 1982 movie. ||Footloose and The Thing have the most recognizable titles. Each will split a point. |
Rated PG for language and some sensuality
|Teen Dance Drama:
Rated PG-13 for some teen drug and alcohol use, sexual content, violence and language
Rated R for strong creature violence and gore, disturbing images, and language
|Each genre is distinct, each will win a third of the point. |
(out of 5 stars)
|"Everyone is searching for something"
This tagline does not increase my desire to see the film.
|"There comes a time to cut loose"
Clever nostalgic song lyric tagline.
|"It's not human. Yet."
Creepy foreshadowing tagline.
|Footloose and The Thing split the point for the best taglines. |
|Best Part of Trailer||The actors are likeable, but I didn't laugh once in this "comedic" trailer ||Gorgeous "teenagers" dancing all up on each other. One of those movies. ||Since I never saw the original, this looks like an excellent original horror movie! ||Seriously, I really liked The Thing's trailer. One of the few horror films ever to win a point in this category. |
|Coolest Lead Actor||Steve Martin from Bringing Down the House, Father of the Bride, and host of Saturday Night Live. ||Kenny Wormald was a dancer in the movies You Got Served and Clerks II. ||Mary Elizabeth Winstead from Live Free or Die Hard, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and Final Destination III. ||While maybe not in this week's trailer, Steve Martin is the epitome of a wild and crazy guy. Point. |
|Best Cast||Jack Black (The School of Rock), Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers), John Cleese (Monty Python), and Rashida Jones (The Office) ||Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars), Dennis Quaid (Day After Tomorrow) and Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day) ||Joel Edgerton (Warrior) ||The Big Year and Footloose will split the point for the most impressive cast. (What can I say, I find Andie MacDowell charming). |
|Best Street Cred|
For the Production
|Director David Frankel has also directed Marley & Me and The Devil Wears Prada. ||Writer and Director Craig Brewer has also written and directed Black Snake Moan, and Hustle & Flow. ||Writer Eric Heisserer has also written the Nightmare on Elm Street remake and Final Destination V. ||The other guys are catching up, but right now David Frankel has the most street cred. |