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Goldstein’s Summer Movie Posse

Here’s how this year’s Summer Movie Posse rated the trailers for 15 of the summer’s most anticipated films. Each trailer was graded on a 1-to-10 scale, with the highest possible score being 70. Read the full story here.

“Pineapple Express”...69

Martha: “With that cast and all the stoner humor, it’s got to be a Judd Apatow movie. It’s like a ‘Freaks and Geeks’ reunion.

Tristan: “The music is cool -- the most impressive use of M.I.A.'s ‘Paper Planes’ ever.”

Asher: “I think Judd Apatow is definitely getting his mojo back.” (Dale Robinette / Columbia Pictures)
“The Dark Knight”...66 (Stephen Vaughan / Warner Bros. Pictures)

Asher: “We’ve seen ‘Spider-Man’ and ‘Batman’ and ‘Superman,’ but this guy is different. He’s a drunk, he’s breaking things, and he’s hilarious. It’s a great idea. I mean, why should just good people get all the superpowers?”

Tristan: “And it has Jason Bateman. How could you go wrong?” (Frank Masi / Columbia Pictures)
“Iron Man”...56 (Marvel Entertainment)
“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”...52

Tristan: “Geez, Harrison Ford is old. I mean, older than my dad, if you can believe it.”

Jeremy: “It’s like ‘Rocky Balboa.’ He’s going back into the business again.”

Hannah: “I’m so excited. I loved all the old movies. It’s going to be good. Please let it be good!”

Jeremy: “Stop it -- you sound like Paula Abdul.” (David James / Paramount Pictures)
“Hellboy 2: The Golden Army”...43 (Egon Endrenyi / Universal)
“The Happening”...41 (Zade Rosenthal, xx)
“Wanted” ...39


Asher: “Here’s the problem. The effects are really good, but I feel like I’ve seen a lot of this in dozens of other films. It’s an action movie with a guy who doesn’t know he has a mysterious power and then -- surprise -- here comes Morgan Freeman to tell him what to do.”

Martha Fearnley, 15: “I really liked James McAvoy in ‘Atonement.’ ”

Asher: “I’d say this is a big step down in quality from that.”

Hannah: “Let’s see. They have a car chase, a naked girl, witty back-and-forth between the guy and the girl. It just seems like they have the action and naked girl for the guys, a little bit of a story for the girls.”

Gabriel: “It basically felt like ‘The Matrix’ minus the excuse of -- we’re all in a computer world where nothing has to be real.” (Universal Pictures)
“Get Smart” ...39

“Get Smart”

Sofie Cardinal, 15: “I like Steve Carell, but even he couldn’t save this movie.”

Gabriel: “I know they’re playing off Carell’s awkward guy humor from ‘The Office,’ but none of it was funny. And I really loved the old TV show.”

Hannah: “There was a TV show?”

Gabriel: “In the ‘60s.”

Hannah: “Geez . . . I didn’t know that. I thought this was supposed to be like ‘Mr. Bean.’ ” (Tracy Bennett / Warner Bros.)
“You Don’t Mess With the Zohan”...38

“You Don’t Mess With the Zohan”

Hannah: “I can’t believe I used to love Adam Sandler. I might go with my friends to see it, but I’m not paying. His old movies were stupid, but they were fun to watch. This one -- it’s just stupid.”

Martha: “Just make sure you say we were laughing at the trailer, not with it.”

Asher: “I have to see it. That could be my stepdad in the movie. He used to be in the Israeli army. He’s just like that character. He treats telemarketers like enemy soldiers.” (Tracy Bennett / Columbia Pictures)
“Speed Racer”...37

“Speed Racer”

Gabriel: “It basically looks like a video game with a serious Disney vibe.”

Hannah: “I loved the cartoon as a kid, but you know it’s going to end with Emile Hirsch winning the race and bringing down the bad guys, so it’s pretty predictable.”

Jeremy: “From the trailer, you wouldn’t even know John Goodman’s in the movie.”

Tristan: “I’d like to see him as Speed Racer. That would be a good movie.” (Cladio Carpi / Warner Bros.)
“The Incredible Hulk”...36 (Universal Pictures)
“American Teen”...25 (James Rexroad / Paramount Vantage)
“The Love Guru”...23 (George Kraychyk / Paramount Pictures)
“What Happens in Vegas”...9 (K.C. Bailey / Twentieth Century Fox)