It’s official. We have trailer fever. There’s no doubt about it. In a world where Netflix and chill is the norm (not that we have much of a choice, cheers for nothing COVID) 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 John David Washington reverse shooting bullets from a gun in ‘Tenet’ or Elizabeth Moss creeping literally everybody out with her accent in ‘Shirley’ – if the trailers 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 May 2020.
Tenet – New Trailer
“All I have for you is a word….Tenet.”
In what we believe the world desperately needs right now – that being a slick AF Christopher Nolan flick – the films lead John David Washington appears to be some sort of INTERPOL agent. If INTERPOL were in the business of time manipulation for the sake of espionage, that is. Boasting a continued dedication to practical effects, a booming score from Ludwig Göransson, and a likely dark horse performance from Robert Pattinson (who killed it in Robert Eggers ‘The Lighthouse’ last year) – Tenet looks like it could just be better than Inception. We know, it’s a big call, but the trailer is pretty awesome guys.
The Old Guard Trailer #1
Netflix is gaining on the traditional studios in a big way. Adding to an already stellar movie line-up over the past 6 months (Marriage Story, Extraction, The Laundromat), comes The Old Guard. A story about a group of mercenaries – who’re all centuries-old immortals with the ability to heal themselves btw – that discover someone is onto their secret. Naturally, some asses need to get kicked in a bid to protect their freedom. Starring Charlize Theron as her usual badass self, TOG will undoubtedly fill the Friday night movie void.
The Outpost Official Trailer
Adding to the pile of action thrillers that are slated for release this year, The Outpost looks pretty good. Not great. But it’ll likely scratch the itch if you’ve got a hankering for some patriotic-fueled action bloodshed. Based on true events, the story follows a small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan. Stars Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones and Orlando Bloom will battle to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack.
Force Of Nature Trailer #1
Starring Mel Gibson and Kate Bosworth, Force Of Nature boasts some strong ‘Panic Room’ vibes. In a good way. Centring on that cop encounters a group of thieves while trying to evacuate people from a building during a hurricane, you know the only reason you’ll watch this is to see Gibson throw down with those big ol’ hand cannons of his. Brooding, dark and stormy, Force Of Nature is going straight-to-stream next month, so keep your eyes peeled.
Da 5 Bloods Official Trailer
From one of the best working directors in the biz right now (Spike Lee) comes the story of four African-American veterans who return to Vietnam to find the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman) – and the promise of buried treasure, of course. For those unfamiliar with Lee’s work, his back catalogue includes the poignant and uber-stylish BlacKKKlansman, and Malcolm X starring Denzel Washington. He’s not known for fucking around when it comes to making films, so be sure to catch this one on Netflix next month.
Becky Trailer #1
Holy. Shit. If you’ve ever wondered how ‘Paul Blart: Neo-Nazi’ would play out, look no further. Starring Kevin James sporting a fkn huge swastika on the back of his freshly shaven dome, Becky seems to be about a group of convicts wreaking havoc on yet another middle-class white family that were just trying to enjoy their holiday house, dammit. And whilst Becky doesn’t seem to have a clue what kind of movie it’s trying to be – we don’t care. Not even a little bit, we’re just here to watch Kevin James attempt a serious role. Oh and Joel McHale’s in it too, he’s alright. Sign us up.
Shirley Trailer #1
Umm. Where did this gem come from? Off the back of the critically very successful ‘Invisible Man’, Elizabeth Moss is back – but this time, she’s in the baddie driver’s seat. Maddening, eerie, and exceptionally well shot (the trailer is, anyway), Shirley focuses on a famous horror writer who finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple (and probs kill them).
The King Of Staten Island
Based on SNL’s Pete Davidson’s own life and arrested development after his father died in 9/11, The King of Staten Island is the long-awaited next (proper) film from Judd Apatow. Also starring Maude Apatow and Marisa Tomei aka Spiderman’s hot auntie, the story of Davidson chasing his dream of becoming a tattoo artist – but failing because of drugs and other stuff – and coming to terms with his mother’s choice to date yet another firefighter (played by Bill Burr, so you know he’s going to play a hilarious asshole) is definitely worth your time.