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 Karen Gillan kicking her own ass in ‘Dual’ or Yahya Abdul-Mateen II kicking someone else’s ass in ‘Ambulance’ – 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 March 2022.
Dual Trailer #1
Hallelujah. Amidst a dry run of average films – like Leto’s toothless ‘Morbius’ – movies like Dual give us hope for modern cinema, yet. The film gives off A24 / Yorgos Lathimos vibes and the premise is excellent: in this version of our world, people who are dying are given the opportunity to clone themselves, so that their legacy may live on (even if you don’t). The plot then thickens as Karen Gillan’s character suddenly gets better and must fight her clone-self to the death, one year from the day – because having two of you in the world is just plain ridiculous. So she holsters up her guns (or in this case, knives and katanas) and studies under the tutelage of a combat expert, played by Aaron Paul to reclaim her life. It’s a sure-fire indie hit.
Choose or Die Official Trailer
Look, it’s probably gonna be terrible. A ‘SAW’ knock-off, written in a week for what the creative dementors at Netflix assumed gen-z wanted, starring people who can act but won’t give their best performances given the situation. For those less cynical, Choose or Die is likely a torture porn-lite; a few decent scares wrapped up in a plot as thin as the shard of glass that girl chomps in the trailer.
Ambulance Official Trailer
From ‘Director’ Michael Bay comes a breakneck thriller in the vein of ‘Speed’ about a man who’ll do anything to pay his wife’s medical bills. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (who was excellent in Candyman btw), the Ambulance trailer sets a familiar no-holds-barred pace that will likely get the job done, if dopamine’s your drug of choice. All in all, it looks pretty solid and may just achieve what ‘Wrath of Man’ failed to do; having you inching forward to the edge of your seat, despite yourself.
Men Official Trailer
Hell yes. From writer/director Alex Garland, starring Academy Award nominee Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear, comes ‘Men’ – a freaky-deeky affair that we can’t make heads or tails of. Complete with creepy throat-singing and an Alice in Wonderland feeling of going all the way down the rabbit hole, the trailer promises some scares, awkward laughs and most notably an inescapable feeling of sanity being on the line, at all times. Them teeth be haunting, too.
Where the Crawdads Sing Official Trailer
A period ‘whodunnit’ starring Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People), Where the Crawdads Sing has all the ingredients it needs to hit the mark at the box office: great cast, tried and tested producers and a best-selling book underpinning it all. Oh and Taylor Swift wrote the song for it too, which is sure to plant a few teenie bopper bums in seats come release day. So if you love a bit of mystery and the spine-tingles that come with it, WTCS should be firmly on your watchlist.
Everything Everywhere All At Once Official Trailer
Seeing a 59 year old woman placed firmly at the centre of an ass-kicking sci-fi action film is bloody awesome, to say the least. It goes to show that while classic Hollywood clings to the same five ‘bankable’ female action leads, other studios are getting with the times and simply picking the right person for the role. This trailer cannot be explained by mere words; it needs to be experienced. Totally bonkers and brilliantly weird, Everything Everywhere All At Once takes the multiverse to a place we’ve never been before cinematically; making the latest Spider-Man look like a kids movie in the process. We cannot stress this enough: watch this movie.