Now that the year is coming to a close, several entertainment-themed best of 2014 lists are popping up all over the web and newsstands. Your local movie theater featured a bunch of high-quality movies, respectable films and several cinematic duds. One thing that was a constant for the entire year was the wealth of hype movie trailers that hit the web and the big screen. From hilarious red-band trailers to destructive fighting lizards, these top 10 movie trailers got us excited for the final product. Bask in the excitement of this 10 incredible movie trailers from 2014!
The 1st Red-Band trailer for this frat house comedy was joy to laugh all the way through. When we first caught that scene of McLovin banging out some young chick right near Seth Rogan’s porch, we knew this film was going to worth the $15 and extra large popcorn. Zac Efron and Joe Rogan’s next door neighbor clashes made up the entirety of this raunchy, hilarious trailer for Neighbors.
9. The Raid 2: Berandal
The Raid 2 was just…damn, son. The slow burner from the story portions of this trailer did a great job of reaching that action-packed crescendo. Near the middle and end portions of this sneak peek made us want to go see this on opening night (which is exactly what he did). The expert cinematography, intense fight scenes and over-the-top gore got this trailer on our best-of-2014 list. The final scene in this trailer pretty much teased the greatest fight within the entire movie.
8. Guardians of the Galaxy
This trailer probably pushed you to hop on iTunes and stream the oldie but goodie tunes that popped up here. We’ve been humming “Hooked on a Feeling” for the entire year thanks to this extended look into Marvel Studio’s galactic adventure. Our excitement levels for this film went from meh to HOLY CRAP, THIS MIGHT ACTUALLY BE AWESOME! The Star Wars vibes we got from this trailer made us hop on the Guardians bandwagon. Rocket Raccoon adjusting himself near the end? So good…
7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
We had no idea that the 2nd Captain America film would be filled with such espionage and the type of darker themes we didn’t expect from a Marvel Studios film. America’s hero could be seen fending off his former allies alongside Nick Fury and Black Widow. There were explosions, motorcycle chases, plenty of gunfire and the OMG moment that saw the Winter Solider simply catch Cap’s shield. An excellent trailer for a surprisingly excellent film.
The mystery around what Interstellar is actually about bugged us from the start. We took a look at the initial release of trailers, but they didn’t too much to drum up any excitement for us towards the film. But by the time the 4th trailer rolled around, we finally got a good look at what this film entails. The visual magic on display here gave us an inside look at the far reaches of the galaxy. The addition of the “Final Frontier” audio was the perfect song to accompany this trailer.