A lot of trailers really put forth some solid effort this week, so nobody should feel bad for going home with a trophy. These are the winners of the arbitrary and capricious Weekly Trailer Awards, which are voted on by me and given out by me in a special ceremony every Friday attended by me. And now, on with the show!
Most Logical Use of a Robot: 'Gulliver's Travels' (in theaters Dec. 22). To his dying day, Jonathan Swift regretted not including in his 1726 novel a Transformer who gives Gulliver a wedgie. His version was tragically lacking in iPhone product placement, too, which the author immediately recognized. Now, at last, Swift's vision will be complete, and his tormented soul can stop haunting Jack Black's house.