It’s official. We have trailer fever. There’s no doubt about it. In a world where Netflix and chill is the new norm and enticing us to go out and catch a flick is getting harder, a trailer can lead a film to global success or be the catalyst for missing its mark in the box office. As a result, we’ve seen an unprecedented effort put into the crafting of spine-tingling teasers and tantalising trailers.
But the fact remains – not all trailers are made equal.
Here at Man of Many, we know trailers, man. Whether it’s Robert Pattinson giving a goon brain damage in The Batman or Millie Bobby Brown out-sleuthing the great Sherlock Holmes in Enola Holmes – if the trailer’s red-hot, we’ll have a gander and let you know about it. So without further ado, and to help you procrastinate at work, here is a list of the Best New Movie Trailers that dropped in August 2020.
Unhinged Trailer #2
Featuring Russell Crowe in the same mood he gets into when the fridge is starting to run low on stock, Unhinged is not the story of Crowe’s jaw accommodating a delicious hero sub sandwich. It is instead, the tale of a man with a screw loose as he terrifies and terrorises a mother and her daughter. This film boasts a simple premise, classic scares, menacing looks and hopefully some real dread – but the best part (aside from starring one of this writer’s favourite actors) it looks highly effective.
The War With Grandpa Trailer 2020
Starring the maestro himself, Bob Deniro, The War With Grandpa is the yet another instalment in his family-friendly back catalogue. We assume it’s something to show the grandkids, but maybe they should goddamn harden up and sit through all 3.5 hours of The Irishman like the rest of us. Whilst the trailer looks somewhat pedestrian, we’re confident that it’ll appease dads and their kids.
The Devil All The Time Trailer
Starring Tom Holland just outside of puberty and Robert Pattinson who, quite frankly, is on a bloody roll at the moment (Tenant, The Batman): The Devil All The Time is your next thriller mystery. It’s easy to see why. You’ve got an unholy preacher (Pattinson), a twisted couple (Jason Clarke and Riley Keough), and the crooked sheriff (Sebastian Stan) all converging around young Arvin Russell (Spiderman) as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family. Spanning the time between World War II and the Vietnam war, director Antonio Campos renders a seductive and horrific landscape that pits the just against the corrupted.
A testament to the fact that Netflix is slowly becoming a film studio to be reckoned with, Enola Holmes is a smart, cheeky and unrelentingly fun affair. Starring Millie Bobby Brown as Sherlock’s sister in her first major breakout role since she cut her teeth on ‘Stranger Things’ and the ultimate nerd Henry Cavill as the detective himself, the plot appears to traverse Enola’s journey to becoming a super-sleuth in her own right. From what we can gather she spends the film playfully outwitting her famous brother and unravelling a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord. You’ll like the pace on this one.
The Batman Teaser Trailer
The man that once sparkled like a knob-head in a dewy meadow next to a befuddled Kristin Stewart is now beating the living shit out of a goon dressed like a Bat – and totally rocking it. This writer’s not got a bad word to write about R-Pat because the man was a total fucking delight in Tenant and he’s sure that Rob’s going to nail it in this too. The trailer that got tongues wagging this past couple of weeks is somehow grittier, grimier and less sanitised than all other Batman’s before it. Whilst Christian Bale is the gold standard for the caped crusader, it seems there’s an appetite to watch Batman get his hands dirty.
Ammonite Movie Trailer
Do you like intense period drama romance films set against the backdrop of a dreary seaside? Do you also enjoy frustrated violins that make everything seem more dramatic than is probably necessary? Ammonite may then, be a film for you. And even if it’s not, the acting chops between the wonderful Saoirse Rose & veteran Kate Winslet should be enough to warrant a viewing. Set in 1840’s England (a time that was known for its progressiveness), the film follows the acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea. Naturally, they develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
Black Adam Teaser Trailer
A spin-off from Shazam, anti-hero Black Adam is best embodied by universal favourite: The Rock. Featuring WAY too much CGI straight off the bat, this film is the anti-Nolan in that we can expect f*ck-all thought put into practical effects. We’re worried even Dwayne’s pecs will get a re-touch in After-Affects.
Wonder Woman 1984 Trailer 2
There’s not much more going on in the second trailer for WW 1984. Granted, she does whip-ride a bolt of lightning, there’s a Cheetah person now, and yes we are seeing Kristen Wig as a villain: but ultimately, it’s pretty much what you’d expect. Chris Pine looking dapper, Gal Gadot crushing every outfit she wears (along with the bones of any goon that dares stand in her way) and sweet, sweet 80’s references baby.
The Snyder Cut Justice League Trailer
A ‘mood’ more than it is a trailer, the fabled ‘Snyder cut’ is what the Justice League should have been before Warner Brothers chopped it down from four hours (granted that’s a long fucking run time, fair enough WB) to a jammed-packed two-hour feature. With an improved villain and the same bloody song from Watchman, the Synder Cut will be released as a four-part feature via HBO Max (or Foxtel Go if you’re with us in Australia).