12 Best Superhero Movie Trailers Of All Time

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12. Green Lantern

Yes, the movie itself turned out to be a big disappointment. As a huge GL fan since my youth, I told two of my best friends I would cry in the theater if this movie was bad. Needless to say, I was “busy” when it came out, and ended up watching it only after it released on DVD, where my tears were mine alone.

But the trailer made it seem like it was really possible to make a good movie about an interstellar space cop who guards one sector of the universe armed with a weapon that turns willpower into solid light. It sounds ridiculous when you just spell it out like that, but watch this and tell me it can;t be done.

The stream of fan service is incredible: Oa, Kilowog, Sinestro, Hector Hammond. all present. There’s an awesome shot of the entire Green Lantern Corps firing beams of light toward the heavens at once that is guaranteed to cause goosebumps.

Warning signs? Okay, there are a few of those too, including Ryan Reynolds hamming it up a little too much, the creeping cloud monster version of Parallax and the costume. I’d still suggest that this is an excellent trailer, one that made the whole film even more disappointing in comparison.

Next: 11. Captain America: The Winter Soldier