Awesome Movie Trailers for Movies That Sucked

Movie trailers can be some of the biggest teases ever, and some of the biggest examples have been recent. Blame technology and everyone sharing something in 140 words or less, but movie trailers and movie hype have never been bigger.

This kind of hype can of course lead to the classic disappointment. Check out some awesome movie trailers for movies that sucked below.

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Awesome Movie Trailers for Movies That Sucked

The words buyer beware have never rang truer than these blockbuster Hollywood movies that teased with promises of an epic, but fell flat on their face in the movie theater. Great movies with great writing and acting that inspire and convey the message while staying enjoyable and entertaining are truly rare in today’s day and age.

Social media has truly transformed the way we enjoy, share and hype movie trailers so it’s no wonder that there were so many movies I could have chose from. But these top ten movie trailers are easily the best part of the movies listed below.

Get ready to have your bubble burst with some awesome movie trailers that were better than the movie.

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Prometheus

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I’m going to go ahead and tell you now that Prometheus was not all bad, and that the universe that Ridley Scott created looked absolutely incredible. It’s paced and shot beautifully the right amount suspense and tense moments which gave me the impression of quality and level of production value that teased of greatness but fell utterly short.

This trailer is simply awesome with the terse off-key notes that give the viewer a sense of dread and impending doom, on scenes that look as beautiful as they are horrible.

And then I watched this movie and then watched it again, and again, and still couldn’t come to grasp with all the burning questions I had. Why was this movie such a jumbled mess of a plot?

Why are the characters acting and behaving as though this was some sort of B film instead of this tremendous looking production? It took some digging but after reading about the script and Damon Lindelof’s changes to it, I eventually forgave the film for the many flaws and just learned to enjoy it.

But that doesn’t mean I’m not aware of these flaws, as they can completely derail your experience and immersion in the universe so carefully crafted by Ridley Scott. The laundry list of open-ended questions and inconsistent characters presents a puzzle that wants you to think it’s intelligent. Sadly though once you start putting these puzzle pieces together, you are either so lost you run out of bread crumbs or just give up all together.

Why do the geologist and biologist get lost? Especially since the “tracker pups’ belonged to the geologist in the first place? Why is Weyland pretending to be dead? Why is David the worst android at hiding his disdain for humans?

Why does the biologist want to touch a live alien when just a few minutes earlier he ran from a 25,000 year old corpse? These questions are all just a snapshot of the mile long list that the many fans of Ridley Scott and the Alien movie series have.

My main gripe? In a world of humans where space travel is something that appears routine, the “scientists” remove their helmets just a few minutes from landing on a completely foreign planet.

These guys that were trained to go on a two year long space mission with trillions of dollars backing them, and Ridley Scott wants you to believe that removal of the helmets was a believable progression of the plot. Sorry, but that one completely shatters my suspension of disbelief.

The 25 Ugliest Jerseys in Hockey History

25 of the worst alternate jerseys in hockey history

25 of the worst alternate jerseys in hockey history

Alternate jerseys were introduced to the NHL in 1992, when the Original Six clubs wore throwback jerseys in the league’s 75th inaugural year. They’ve taken on a life of their own in today’s NHL, where clubs release new alternate sweaters every few years.

This may bother those purists who believe that it’s just a cash cow for the league, but it gives the chance for those teams to atone for any previous jersey “faux pas.”

Some of these sweaters are so horribly bad that you’d be hard pressed to believe an actual NHL team wore them.

Outside of the NHL, you’ll also see some of the funniest or ugliest sweaters that you could ever imagine, especially in smaller market venues and, of course, overseas.

Here are the 25 Ugliest Jerseys in hockey history.

Originally posted by myself on May 24, 2011 to Bleacher Report, see the full slideshow here.

Buffaloed

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Buffalo would probably like to redo the events that led to this jersey’s design and release, because it’s pretty ugly.

The logo brings an almost garish feel to the sweater, and the BUFFALO along the bottom is just icing on the cake.

Almost Any International League

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Having worked in the field of professional sports, I understand the bottom line and the need to generate revenue.

So sticking ads or company logos on your jerseys or players gets a small part of the job done—I get it. But at some point, you’ve got to say enough is enough, because this is ridiculous.

Quacked Up

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The new Ducks jerseys are infinitely better than their previous Disney-themed ones, but their third jersey isn’t much to look at.

The logo and the scheme don’t get it done for their alternate jersey, but then again, the Ducks haven’t always had the best of luck with third jerseys.

Ho Ho Ho?

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The Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL donned these festive Santa jerseys, but it’s not their only jersey to make this list.

The beard in front and the Wranglers logo on the belt are funny touches, but it’s hard not to laugh when you see Santa playing hockey.

King Me

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The Kings’ retro jersey isn’t all that bad, but the logo in front doesn’t quite get the job done for Los Angeles.

It reminds me of a checker piece, and while it’s simple, it makes the sweater look incomplete somehow.

Don Cherry Night

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Don Cherry is as entertaining of a personality as you will ever find if you manage to look past his ego and political views. So when the Kingston Frontenacs honored “Grapes” in 2009 by celebrating “Don Cherry” night, you couldn’t really blame them.

You can blame them for the jerseys, however, because these things are something else.

AHH MAH EYES

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Looking at this picture for long periods of time makes me physically ill. It should be outlawed as a form of torture. After starting at it for more than 10 minutes, you’ll want to kick someone.

I cannot imagine trying to play hockey against this team, I would throw up before I took the ice.

It’s Better Than the Flying V

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When you take the Canucks logo and put it on this color scheme with the gradient stripes, it makes for a horribly ugly combination.

The flying V jerseys aren’t a favorite of mine either, but this alternate jersey makes those sweaters look like a masterpiece on ice.

Rainbow Power

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The Cleveland Lumberjacks of the IHL’s tie-dyed hockey jersey is certainly colorful, but also very ugly.

The early Gund Arena era jerseys were actually pretty sharp, but the beaver holding the hockey stick jokes would get old quick with this sweater.

To Heck with It

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That’s what I imagine the designer for the Las Vegas Wranglers thought at the moment he created this marvel, and it makes me dizzy just looking at it.

Admirably Ugly

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The Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL either stumbled across a picnic sale gone wrong or were inspired by the Maple Leaf waffle incident.

Either way, this guy doesn’t look too happy to be playing in this jersey, and I don’t blame him.

Southwest Disaster

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While I happen to like the Coyotes franchise and wished their story of expansion would succeed, I was never a fan of their early jerseys.

The Southwest decor is understandable and meshes as well as one can expect, but the broken neck, abstract Coyote logo always confused me.

Awww

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Hockey’s a tough sport, and I imagine it’s a lot tougher when you have to play in this jersey.

You can call this jersey effeminate, or you can call it feminine—just don’t ask me to play in it.

What Is That Thing?

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The Rocky Mountain Rage are an inactive team in the CHL who have yet another Christmas-themed jersey to grace our list. While the art isn’t bad in and of itself, would you pull this sweater on to play in front of friends and family?

And what creature is that masquerading as Santa Claus, and why is he so angry?

Snaggletooth

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The color scheme of this alternate jersey is bad, but the logo completes its transformation into one of the worst NHL jerseys ever.

The logo fails to inspire anything but the confused look or uncomfortable chuckle. Hope Nashville got its marketing dollars’ worth with this one.

Oh Man…

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I’m not even sure where to start with this one. The color scheme, logos and palm trees don’t flow well at all on this sweater. Someone in the marketing department either has a very good sense of humor or a very bad sense of style.

The Florida Everblades of the ECHL donned these jerseys in the spirit of Christmas, but there’s nothing jolly about these hideous things.

We Want Fishsticks

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When these alternate jerseys were released, I honestly thought the New York Islanders had lost their damn minds.

As time has gone on, however, I’ve warmed up a bit to the fisherman and don’t blame him for his actions in the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Having said that, however, it’s still plenty bad.

Barber Pole

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This jersey should come with a seizure warning because I don’t know where Carey Price’s arm starts and his torso ends.

While it’s a part of hockey heritage, the Canadiens should have left his jersey where it belongs…in the past.

Bruined?

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This Bruins jersey lasted quite some time, but I felt it looked too soft to represent a franchise like the Boston Bruins.

The logo looks too tame and ruins the sweater. Spelling out the team name on the shoulders in a weird font also clashes.

On a player and on ice, it made the Bruins look like a group of cartoonish characters—not a good look at all.

Yikes

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Dallas unleashed this horror in 2003, designing a logo that was supposed to be the stellar representation of Taurus.

Nicknamed the “Mooterus” for resembling the female organs, it’s an embarrassing moment in Dallas Stars history. The rest of the sweater doesn’t look half bad, which is truly a shame, but with a crest like that it’s hard to take it seriously.

Just Awful

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Tampa Bay’s early alternate jersey is really bad. There’s just too much going on on this jersey for anyone to really appreciate.

Less would really have been more in this case. With the fringed font and the streaks of lightning coming down the player’s arms, it’s almost comical.

Cow Patties

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The El Paso Buzzards played in the Central Hockey League before closing their doors in 2002.

Much like the Mallards, the Buzzards made their mark in hockey history with one of the ugliest jerseys ever made.

If the cow print jersey didn’t get your sides splitting, the fresh, steaming cow pattie did. Nothing says competition like fresh cow dung, and the Buzzards left their “mark” with this sweater.

Angry Burger King Dude

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I don’t know what the Kings were thinking with this jersey, and where do you start if you want to complain about it?

The Burger King logo looks angry on this sweater, but not half as angry as Wayne Gretzky, who probably had to refrain from laughing wearing this thing.

Singing the Blues

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Thank goodness for Mike Keenan, who smartly killed this sweater concept in 1996 as the coach of the St. Louis Blues, because it is just comical.

Words just do not do justice in explaining how atrocious this jersey really is.

If the three raging trumpets in the front aren’t enough, the cheery notes just don’t look inspiring on any competitive level, let alone the NHL.

Mighty?

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This epic fail of a marketing scheme is the single most hideous sweater in all of hockey history, donned by the “Mighty” Ducks of Anaheim.

This sweater is the very definition of hockey fashion fail, and thank goodness the TV show based on the character never got off the ground.

With the expansion of hockey in its infancy and millions of Eisner dollars, some of the world’s very best artists spawned this?

What did you think of my The 25 Ugliest Jerseys in Hockey History list? Think I missed any? Let me know below!

– Banner photo credit – www.puckedinthehead.com

Top 3 Worst Fast and Furious Cars

Seems like just yesterday this movie franchise burst onto the scene and transformed the import and sport compact world. Watching the first film in the theater in 2001, who would have known it would have grown into what it is today.

As one might expect, there’s been many memorable Fast and Furious cars, good and bad. Some have been much better than others, but who cares about those right? Some of the more recognizable cars have been the hideous ones, yknow… those.

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The Fast and Furious cars that 10 guys in suits somewhere in a meeting room decided was a good idea, which ended up being completely laughable. Because the movies became less about cars, or less about anything fast really, most of the cars on this list are from the early Fast and Furious movies.

RIP Paul Walker

RIP Paul Walker

In honor of the late Paul Walker, and the success of Furious 7 here’s some lighthearted fun with the Top 3 worst Fast and Furious Cars.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

HULK SMASH

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2005 Volkswagen Touran

 

I don’t know what’s more unbelievable, that Bow Wow actually can live in Japan and study there, or that someone actually looked at this van and thought it might have been a good idea. Aren’t there budgets and focus groups for this kind of thing? What is with the hands?

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I think Hulk is crying here..

 

 

The Hulk theme is misplaced, at best and there’s no underlying motif that explains anything on this monstrosity. The only thing it’s good at is looking goofy, and it’s a big reason why the tuner part of the movie series began to die as the movies went along.

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It has a mohawk.. Nuff said

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Pink Ranger

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3000 dollar body kit? check.. 70 dollar rims? check.

 

Sorry ladies but I am not feeling this piece of shit. I mean you have to be REALLY trying to fuck up a car for this to happen. I don’t think anyone could have ever ruined a Veilside kit, but the pink S2000 from the 2 Fast 2 Furious movie piloted by Suki is just the worst.

I like the hard top bonnet but outside of that, there’s very little this S2000 gets right. The stance has always looked funky to me, and the rim choice is horrible considering they took the time to bolt on fender flares and a Veilside body kit.

I guess they just ran out of money when it came to the rims?

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WHAT?

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dat reverse rake tho….

 

Ah yes what could have been for Mitsubishi when this movie came out. With the Lancer Evolution and new Eclipse in the movie, it could have been a marketing coup for the Japanese car manufacturer.

Instead both cars ended up looking like Mitsubishi had lost their fucking minds. The Evolution looked bad and the Eclipse was even worse. Mitsubishi banked on the success of the third generation Eclipse and put more marketing into the Spyder model, which was an absolute failure.

In fact, failing miserably would be a generous way to describe their efforts to revive the Eclipse brand.

Continuing the downward spiral of the second generation Eclipse, the third gen fared no better but this convertible Barney mobile didn’t do Mitsubishi any favors. The front of the vehicle is higher than the rear, because reverse rake is sexy.

The chrome rims look waaay out of place, which is okay because out of place is the theme to this piece of crap. To think that this car could have kept up with any of the three others during the pivotal race around the oil drums is comical.

If I had this car as the only means of my escape from apocalypse, I’d rather run.

The Sparco alcantara seats were the only thing on this car that wasn’t a flaming dumpster fire, and Tyrese behind the wheel only made things worse.

What did you think was the worst car in the Fast and Furious movies? Comment below !

Top Three Questions of Interstellar

I can count on one hand how many movie going experiences so profound that they have shaped and formed me. And when watching Interstellar, I found myself feeling nostalgic and wonderfully inspired at the same time. If even for just one split moment I felt inspired as I did watching Star Wars or Star Trek as a child.

That one day I could maybe touch the stars, or travel among them and leave Earth behind. And in that wave of nostalgia I realized how vital it was to the movie going experience.

The simple notion of nostalgia was always funny to me, after all are you truly nostalgic about the act of playing 8 bit video game? or the act of playing with a toy from the mid 80s? or watching a movie that technologically far inferior to even the lamest Redbox movie you could choose from?

No the nostalgia and feelings you experience from these things in your past, stem from memories, the second in time which you can reconnect for the briefest of moments. Reliving that flash and recalling this time in your head, that’s what nostalgia is all about.

So in this very manner, let’s just say I had a lot of nostalgic moments from watching Interstellar. I’ve had very few of these impactful moments as I get older, but Christopher Nolan’s heady saga Interstellar, both inspired and scared me at the same time.

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Much like Stanley Kubrick’s 2001, Interstellar was far from perfect but still enthralled me to no end.

I’ll be reviewing the movie here shortly, but wanted to take a moment to go over my Top Three questions of Interstellar, or at least the questions that bugged me to no end.

3. Why is Cooper such a dick?

Don’t get me wrong, as the protagonist Cooper is both flawed and heroic and in this he strays from typical tropes you would find for this kind of role. He’s a complex character that’s not a very good father, and yet the movie succeeds at making you care about both he and the plight of the human race.

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Here’s a few observations about the character of Cooper, played by Matthew McConaughey.

A . Cooper could care less about his son Tom.

Outside of Cooper’s fierce defense of his dim witted son Tom in the PTA meeting, there’s little evidence that Cooper actually gives a shit about his son. Interactions between both he and the actor that plays the young Tom, Timothee Chalamet are cold and lacking care.

Cooper’s demeanor towards the young Tom seems to signal a rough upbringing around a no-nonsense father, which doesn’t seem to match John Lithgow at all.

When tracking down the Indian drone, Cooper immediately hands the laptop and controls over to Murphy his daughter. When awakening from his improbable rescue outside of Saturn, Cooper isn’t shown asking about his son, his grandson or anything of the sort.

I mean what gives? I’m supposed to like this guy right?

B. Cooper seems dissatisfied with anything that has to do with Earth.

Let’s face it, Cooper hates Earth and hates being a farmer in the post apocalyptic Earth. He mentions travel and exploration so much that it’s clear that he would rather be out in the stars with his hair on fire than with his family.

Image via Reddit

Image via Reddit

McConaughey is excellent in this role, although the first third of the movie I just couldn’t shake the fact that he was the lead role. He’s broken out of his mold of playing the same laid-back, cool surfer character that he’s always been associated with, but it was rough going early.

While traveling past the wormhole, Cooper assures Romilly by telling him they are “explorers” and to basically stop being such a baby. Continual references to looking downward into the dirt instead of into the sky, and his bias against his son  becoming a farmer are just a few indications.

C. Cooper leaves

This part bugged me quite a bit and felt like a pretentious forced ending to an otherwise fantastic movie. Minutes after awaking in Cooper Station, our protagonist has one beer and states how he doesn’t care for the life on this base.

Coop continues by saying he wants to know where “we” are, presumably talking about the human race, and where we are going.

Father and daughter are split the entire movie, which centers around their relationship, and when they are finally reunited, Cooper leaves again.

Really, really can’t wrap my head around that one. If Murph’s true desire was to die without her father being there, I can respect that but can’t excuse Cooper for leaving. He’s made serious choices that have endangered the mission, centered around returning home to his daughter.

When he finally does so, he sticks around just enough to kiss a grandma’s hand and bounce.. I mean WTF seriously.

2. Why is technology the villain?

Everywhere you turn in the movie Interstellar, technology is being made out as the bad guy. While the reasons behind The Blight are never fully fleshed out, it stands to reason that technology and pollution are major contributors.

Corn is the only crop that’s viable? what the hell is Cooper drinking in those beer bottles then? Why is it dying? We already have so much processed food that a few decades from now we’ll have lost this ability?

But what’s with the Apollo moon landing crap? the rewriting of Murphy’s schoolbooks? I am seriously confused and kind of angry that Christopher Nolan went this route. Apollo moon landing conspiracy theorists, for lack of a better word, are dumb.

Taking this route not only reinforces the silly notion that the Apollo moon landings were faked, but it sends a confusing message.

On one hand you have this grand movie, shot with meticulous care and with millions of dollars put into production. Clearly meant to inspire a new generation of space travel and the possibilities of space travel, it becomes undone when a teacher in a movie claims the moon landings as “clever propaganda meant to bankrupt the Russians”. 

I’ve had many discussions and arguments since this movie came out, and to my dismay the “fake moon landing” conspiracy has some real legs. It goes without saying that I think the whole textbook thing did not advance the story or contribute to the plot in any significant way.

If Nolan’s intention to show Murphy’s intelligence, I would suggest there’s more responsible ways to do it then imply that the Apollo moon landings were faked. We have enough sheep in America that this kind of filmmaking is borderline irresponsible.

Surely you cannot suggest to me that Christopher Nolan of all people, with Kip Thorne as the lead scientific advisor, entertains such fancy dancy thoughts of a moon landing hoax? Please.

This aspect also scared me, the concept of the future generations of America not caring about space, or losing interest in space travel. Growing up I loved the idea and notion of space and space travel, and its definitely something I want my own children to experience.

I pray that the future doesn’t look anything like this technology hating bunch of loons depicted in this movie. What is going on with mankind in Interstellar? Did the Monsanto corn seeds kill our brain cells too?

1. Why is Dr Mann a Macguffin device?

Yknow when I first heard of Matt Damon being in this movie, I groaned out loud. As if I wasn’t going to have a hard enough time trying to ignore that Matthew McConaughey was on screen, now I have to deal with Matt Damon? Who is next Leonardo DiCaprio?

But Damon is superb in this role, and really shows some range with his acting. It’s pretty clear that something is off, almost immediately when Cooper, Brand and Romilly awaken Dr. Mann. He’s so subtle and efficient in how he delivers his role, it’s excellent and only to be really appreciated on multiple viewings of the movie.

After the second or third time watching the film however, it’s clear that Dr Mann is just a Macguffin device. He has no clear plan, and his choices are questionable at the very best. The man that’s almost driven insane by solitude, suddenly destroys one ship and strands another to do what exactly?

Why even prevent Cooper from leaving anyway? What was he going to say upon returning to the Ranger? That Cooper slipped and died somewhere? Wouldn’t the rest of the scientists become suspicious when they discover the planet is dead and not inhabitable?

Dr Mann being “the best of us” as mentioned several times throughout the movie, is nothing more than a plot device, and a flimsy one at that. His “plan” lacks any thought, or course of action that would be beneficial to Dr Mann in any way. He wants to be rescued and NOT alone, and yet takes the first chance to strand the others.

Had Dr Mann been a tech, or a pilot his actions would have made a lot more sense. As a scientist and a supposedly brilliant one at that, I have a hard time suspending my disbelief that anyone would be so colossally stupid.

What was his master plan exactly? To take the fertilized eggs and what? kidnap the rest of them? There is no motivation for Damon to be doing what he is, and yet nobody really questions that.

But who am I kidding, this movie is fantastic. Discovering just how much work and money went into the design of how the black hole Gargantua looked and in IMAX this movie blew me away.

Interstellar is a great movie and easily one of the all time favorites, and those are my Top Three Questions of Interstellar.