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Best New Movie Trailers – May 2021

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 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 Liam Neeson keepin’ on truckin’ in The Ice Road or Dev Patel giving off major shag-me vibes with his Swamp Thing co-star in The Green Knight – 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 May 2021.

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Respect Trailer #2

Whilst you may be fatigued by the sheer volume of biopics that are flooding the market, the story of Aretha Franklin is a tale worth telling. Her stamp on music was a mighty big one, and if there’s an ounce of feminism in you, you’ll be moved by the complex history behind some of her biggest songs. As if that weren’t enough, if they handed out Oscars for movie trailers, Respect might just win one for the most soul. We challenge you to watch it and not immediately get the itch to stream Franklin’s greatest hits for several hours.

Dear Evan Hansen Trailer #1

Get the tissues. In fact, get the Aloe Vera extra-sensitive tissues because Dear Evan Hansen is made to engineer a waterfall of tears. Following the story of Evan Hansen who’s high-school experience bears little resemblance to what we might consider normal; the film appears to explore themes of adolescence, isolation, suicide, heartbreak and the triumph of the human spirit, the trailer makes you feel inspired and sympathetic in a cathartic sort of way.

Let Us In Trailer #1

From the thumbnail, you’d be forgiven for thinking this might actually be a decent horror movie. Within the first 30 seconds though, it’s clear that Let Us In isn’t even Goosebumps level scary. The antagonists are adolescent dweebs wearing knock-off Ray-Bans and charcoal hoodies, with dumb synthetic alien voices that sound like they were mixed on a free iPhone app. That said, if you look at the trailer through the lens of tacky sci-fi, you’ll find that there’s a great b-grade date night flick hidden underneath all of that lack-lustre. Not a film to prioritise, but definitely keep it up your sleeve for a time when you just need to switch off.

The Ice Road Trailer #1

Liam Neeson is back at it, in another icy-cold thriller aimed at a demographic we couldn’t even begin to describe. From what we can gather, Neeson is recruited to help save a bunch of people stuck under an avalanche. But first, he’ll have to pull together a team of crack ice-road drivers to traverse 300 miles of frosty highway – complete with ice-road pirates who clearly have an ice-pickaxe to grind.

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard

Starring Ryan Reynolds a.k.a the guy everyone bloody loves, THWBG is as, if not more irreverent than the first film. Although, we are still scratching our heads at why the studio felt there was strong enough subject material to warrant a sequel. The trailer even stoops as low as hiring ‘the movie guy’ voice to mansplain the extremely thin plot. We’re not even going to bother breaking down what happens because you already know. Guns, boats, action hero one-liners, explosions and Salma Hayek – nuff’ said.

The Forever Purge Trailer #1

Clearly, our fascination with the concept of purging all of our anger in one lawless night a year is still burning strong. The Forever Purge hones in on a group of murderous cowboys who believe strongly that the purge shouldn’t have an end – instead, they wish for a world where every day and every night is a bloodbath. Weirdly enough, this movie actually looks great – set in the American outback, the actors are decent and the horror scenes well-realised. They even managed to integrate some political commentary in a believable way we didn’t think was possible for a shoot n slash of this nature.

The Green Knight Trailer #2

From the sublime studio ‘A24’ comes a neo-gothic reimagining of the story of King Arthur. Starring Dev Patel (Lion, Slumdog Millionaire) as the Knight himself, The Green Knight is far moodier and beautifully shot than Monty Python could ever hope to be. Delayed due to the pandemic, cinephiles have been waiting with bated breath to immerse themselves in the gritty world that {Director} has created. Beware the talking fox and Joel Edgerton’s exquisite acting.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

In a surprising twist, and after having talked shit about the studio that made the first Venom, it turns out character actor Tom Hardy does in fact have a price. He’s back again to play Eddie Brock, a journalist whose Mr Hyde side is an emo Spiderman (no, not Toby Maguire in Spiderman 3). Together, they’re the worst roommates of all time but you know they’ll do whatever it takes to take down Woody Harrelson.

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Nicholas Donovan

Nicholas Donovan is an experienced creative copywriter and content producer with over five years’ experience in digital media. He specialises in entertainment and gaming reporting, with extensive knowledge of the film and TV industry.