It’s official. We still have trailer fever. There’s no doubt about it. In a world where Apple TV+ & foot rubs are 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 at 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 Bendlsquatch Humpyatch creeping us all out with his goatee in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ or Daniel Craig seducing us into having casual, boozy sex in ‘No Time To Die’– if the trailer’s red-hot, we’ll have a gander and let you know about it. So without further ado, here is a list of the Best New Movie trailers that dropped in August 2021.
SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME Official Teaser
The internet’s collective spidey-sense went off upon the release of this mind-bending trailer, and with good reason. Set in a world where Peter Parker’s secret identity isn’t so secret, No Way Home sees Spider-Bro & Doctor Strizzange team up to cast a forget-me-not spell on the entire planet. Which, in typical Marvel fashion (or any multi-verse centered film for that matter) does not pan out the way they expected. We can say, without any doubt, that this third, tie-loosened, Hawaiian party-shirt installment of the Spider-series, is bound to entertain us all – just as ‘Ragnarok’ did before it.
NO TIME TO Die – Final International Trailer
The final, final, (final!) trailer for the much-anticipated James Bond film that just simply will not come out of its room, is here. Every time this bullshit happens, we get hyped up and excited; stocking up on martini ingredients and trying to pre-book our tickets to see some explodey things, only to have some exec at the movie studio freak out about ‘box office risk’. At the very least, they appear to be aware of it – there is a little easter egg joke in the trailer that should make you feel a little bit better about being dicked around for two years.
Malignant Official Trailer 2
Boo! Finally, a Blumhouse production that’s actually directed by the scare-master-general himself, James Wan. There isn’t much to unpack about Malignant, because the trailer is hella confusing. From what we can gather there is some sort of time-traveling hipster ghoul called ‘Gabriel’ who has been haunting the same person her entire life. The cinematography does look very good, and we’re sure there are a few decent screams up Malignants ghostly sleeves, but the making of a horror masterpiece, there is not.
The Intruder Official Trailer
Starring the talented Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire), The Intruder trailer kicks off with a creepy chorus of what sounds like someone’s best steel drum impression. And it works. What follows, doesn’t. A vignette of creepy, paranoia-inducing cuts transports you to a town where two ultra-paranoid, over-privileged people lock themselves into a fortress; and by the end of the trailer, you’re rooting for whoever the bad guy/girl is before the movie has even come out. That said, will we watch it? Probably.
The Power of the Dog – Official Teaser Trailer
In what feels more like an eerie prophecy than a trailer, The Power of the Dog has the makings of what could be an amazing film. Like ‘There Will Be Blood’, its story may not translate easily into trailer format, which is why they’ve opted for selling you the mood. And what a mood it is. Starring Bendlewick Fumpyslatch & Kirsten Dunst, this is one for the top of the watch list.
The Starling Official Trailer
Hang on. Is that…is that a full-on boob grab within the first 5s of the trailer?!? Oh, wait, no. Phew. It’s a loving hand on a pregnant belly. You had us there for a minute, Starling. Perhaps we’ve been conditioned by the other Mellissa Mcarthy films to expect sneaky boob grazes before we’ve even had the chance to find out what the plot is: either way, The Starling represents a nice change of pace for the actress whose last few films were outright terrible and full of farts. Seemingly grounded and underacted in a good way, we find ourselves saying words we had vowed to never say: we will watch this Mellissa Mcarthy film with a sense of hopeful optimism.
Eternals Final Trailer
A reference to Thanos jazz clicking the universe into two? Check. Massive CGI & talent budget? Check. A ticking clock to calamity? Check. A disposable alien race for our heroes to pulverise? Yep, it’s a Marvel movie. What is strange is hearing Rob Stark say ‘Thanos’. For any game of thrones fans, this might leave you a lil’ shooketh. And what’s Salma Hayek doing here? Talk about an immersion killer. But look, for all its formula, and 100 person choirs yelling into your ears, Eternals looks pretty good. And at this point, why question the treadmill we’re all on?