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 a pickle personified as Seth Rogen in ‘An American Pickle’ or Jamie Lee Curtis shrieking like a Wuhan bat in ‘Halloween Kills’ (seriously turn down your volume when you watch it) – 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 July 2020.
The New Mutants Teaser Trailer
For the 400th time, The New Mutants have a new trailer. You could say that this film’s release is somewhat of a mutation – gone wrong. The studio has seen setback, after setback and now here we are, years later and we’re not convinced it’s ever going to come out. Especially with cinemas being barely open. That said, it would be a tragedy – the film does look exceptionally cool (and scarier than Kelsey Grammar’s performance as Hank Mccoy: Secretary of Mutant Affairs).
Project Power Official Trailer
A more than slight rip off of ‘Limitless’, Project Power is Netflix’s latest foray into the Superhero genre. This time ‘super’ comes in the form of a pill that gives the ingester superpowers, for five minutes. However, there is risk involved – some pills will kill you (just like real life, kids, stay in school kids). Starring Jamie Foxx as a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta and Joseph Gordon Levitt as a local cop with his heart in the right place, the two ‘unlikely’ teammates will ultimately team up to fight crime.
Bill & Ted Face The Music Trailer 2
For the nostalgia trippers, and newbies to the series alike, Bill & Ted are back in action, dudes. This time, they’ve been called on by the galaxy to perform the song that will unite the world. Which, in our present situation, rings a bit truer than we’d probably like. Promising ‘radical’ visits to past historical figures, a quick holiday in hell and jangly air guitar solo’s – this movie looks like it’ll satisfy fans (and bewilder all of Gen-Z).
Radioactive Trailer #1
Not a prequel movie about the life of the radioactive spider that bit Peter Parker, before he bit Peter Parker – Radioactive is about the challenges and triumphs of Marie Curie. One of the greatest physicists to have ever lived, she discovered the element ‘radium’ and thus shook the scientific community to its core. The fact she was a woman, only made her success more dangerous. If you’re a fan of movies like ‘The Theory of Everything’, be sure to check this one out on Amazon Prime.
Hard To Kill Trailer #1
B-grade as they come, Hard To Kill is a marching band of action movie trope. And we’re fkn in for that, bby – yeah the boys. Featuring explosions, something called ‘Project 725’, Bruce Willis, John Tucker, people going ‘ooh rah’ over pretty much anything, and no discernable plot in sight – just watch this flick tank at the box office (and soar when it hits streaming services).
An American Pickle
We’re dillighted about this one. Starring Seth Rogen & Seth Rogen (again), An American Pickle tells the story of an Eastern European ditch-digger and his wife and their journey to the USA. All’s well until the main character falls into a pickle vat and wakes up 100 years later, perfectly preserved. Quirky, off-beat, uplifting and poignant, An American Pickle will be coming to HBOmax & FoxtelGo, in August.
Short and sharp, the Halloween Kills trailer is spine-tingling in the best way. In seeing Jamie Lee Curtis reprise her role as Laurie Strode, we learn that ‘once a scream queen’, always a scream queen. She belts out a panicked wail before cutting to El Creepo Mike Myers in his signature mask and clearly sporting a semi. If you were a fan of the 2018 reboot, which this writer was, be sure to hit the theatres in late October to get your thrill-fix. Unless COVID.