Trailer Madness: Maleficent, Peanuts, Maze Runner, Godzilla, & Nymphomaniac

As I said, I’ll save the Nymphomaniac trailer (for Part 2) for the last and on a second page just in case you might not want other people to see.  While it’s way toned down from any of the previous trailers, it’s still not something you may want everyone to see in your browser.  As for the rest let’s get to them!  I’m starting things off with the new trailer for Disney’s Maleficent:

I like this trailer…A lot.  I wasn’t all that thrilled with the first trailer, but this one gives a lot more on the plot of the film and makes Angelina Jolie seem more like a character this time around.  The footage is visually impressive to boot and has me genuinely excited to see more of the film. 

“Maleficent” explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.    

Maleficent hits theaters on May 30, 2014.  Next up we have the first teaser trailer for 20th Century Fox’s Maze Runner

Fox is hoping Maze Runner will be their Hunger Games.  It’s based on a young aduolt book that’s wildly popular.  While I’ve not read the book it’s based on, I have to say, I’m pretty interested.  It looks different from the other YA adaptations we’ve been seeing and has a mysterious premise, while also promising plenty of action.  This looks like it could be more than just decent.  

Based on the young-adult novel by James Dashner, “The Maze Runner” centers around teen Thomas (O’Brien), who awakens in a rusty elevator with no memory of who he is. What he does come to find out is that he’s been delivered to the middle of an intricate maze, along with a slew of other boys, who have been trying to find their way out of the ever-changing labyrinth — all the while establishing a functioning society within the enclosure they’ve come to call “The Glade.”

Maze Runner will be hitting theaters on September 19, 2014.  Next we come to a new International Trailer for Godzilla.  While a lot of footage is reused, there’s still new footage to enjoy and general awesomeness. 

I have to say, the marketing for this film so far has been amazing.  The tone established by the previous trailers is kept firmly in place here, and it’s a wonderful thing.  It lets us know that this isn’t a simple money grab of a movie, but something deeper.  This film could be a game changer for the franchise and disaster/monster movies in general.  

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Godzilla stomps back into theaters on May 16, 2014.  Next up we have the first teaser trailer for the upcoming CGI film based on the classic Charles Schultz comic Peanuts. 

While this trailer show absolutely nothing of the plot, that’s not the point.  This film is still well over a year and a half away from release.  Mostly, this trailer serves to remind people it’s coming and show of the art direction they’re going with it.  I love it.  It’s not the full CG animation like The Smurfs, but manages to exude all the charm and rough edges of the original comic it’s based on.  

For the first time ever, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang we know and love from Charles Schulz’s timeless “Peanuts” comic strip will be making their big-screen debut; like they’ve never been seen before in a CG-Animated Feature film in 3D.

Peanuts will be in theaters on November 6, 2015 (told you we had a ways to go!).  Lastly, is the trailer for Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomanica Volume 2.  In order to watch it, you’ll need to click on over to the next page where I’ll have it.  It’s not NSFW really, and doesn’t feature any nudity or anything, but still, I could understand a few scenes making people uncomfortable.  If you don’t care for it, then I’ll ask you here, which of these trailers did you like best, and which movies are you most looking forward too?  Let us know in the comments!