It’s official. We’ve trailer fever. There’s no doubt about it. In a world where Netflix and chill is the norm and enticing us to go out and catch a flick is getting harder, a trailer can lead a film to global success or miss 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 are huge fans on all things ‘film’. Whether it be Galt Gadot kicking major ass once more in Wonder Woman 1984 or the Spielberg-like reimagining of Ghostbusters– if the trailers red-hot, we’ll have a gander and let you know about it. So without further ado, here is Man of Many’s list of Must-See Movie Trailers in December 2019.
The Gentlemen Official Trailer 2
With Guy Ritchie doing the kind of films he should be doing, unlike the abysmal Arthur, we can all sleep a little easier. The Gentleman starring heavy-hitter Mathew ‘alright, alright, alright’ McConaughey, is set in fair old London and follows pot-overlord Mickey Pearson as he plans his retirement. Naturally, there are those who would conspire against him seeking riches. If you’re a fan of Lock, Stock & Two Smokin’ Barrels or Rock n Rolla, be sure to check this one out on the 1st of January 2020.
Tenet Official Trailer #1
Yes. A thousand times, yes. Christopher fkn Nolan is back in the Director’s chair. This resumption of the throne comes with a staunch new trailer that promises epic practical effects, carefully chosen words from brother and collaborator Jonathan Nolan, and what it truly means, to go off the grid. There is very little online that tells us what to expect from the plot, but we can confirm that it appears to revolve around international espionage, time travel, and evolution. Ah, yep. We’re in.
The Woman In The Window Official Trailer #1
A film for those who like their movies served ‘spooky’, The Woman In The Window Trailer promises the scares (and mysteries) you so crave. This psychological thriller hones in on the life of an agoraphobic child psychologist who befriends a neighbour across the street from her New York City brownstone—only to see her own life turned upside down when the woman disappears and she suspects foul play.
Saint Maud Official Trailer
From A24 Studios, purveyors of exceedingly high-quality films such as Ex Machina & Moonlight, Saint Maud looks witchy as fuck. The trailer is essentially a sizzle reel, offering up the mood of the film and a very, faint outline of a plot, but its one we welcome, gladly.
Wonder Woman 1984 Official Trailer
Wonder Woman 1984 has all the potential in the world to be a great film. For one, it’s set in the slick and sultry ’80s and stars the transcendent Galt Gadot as the superhero herself. Secondly, the score is set by maestro Hans Zimmer, and Chris Pine is back from the grave to be a handsome sidekick once again. The trailer gives away perhaps a bit too much about the plot, but if you’re a DC fan, then there’s zero chance you’ll stay away from it. Happy viewing.
At first, this writer was a little cautious when approaching this trailer. He’d been burned before. However, Sony, you son of a bitch, you did it. The trailer is a glorious thing, omitting strong Spielberg vibes and promising a ‘Force Awakens’ style follow up: one that stays true to the spirit of the original film, whilst still carrying the torch into new territory. This is one not to be missed in Summer 2020.
Top Gun Maverick Official Trailer #1
He’s back, and with a barely concealed dad bod this time. Tom Cruise appears to reprise his role as ‘Maverick’, but this time he’s a grandmaster flyer, imparting wisdom for the next wave of ‘Top Guns’. The trailer has everything you’d want: dogfights, throwback quips and ya boy TC doing his thing. This movie is all but guaranteed to be a hit at the box office, and most likely a pretty bloody good film too.
Free Guy Official Trailer
A no brainer for gaming fans around the world, Free Guy has all the makings of a classic gamer-comedy. Starring Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who discovers that he’s actually a background player in an open-world video game. Naturally, he embarks on a journey of self-actualisation, all the while living out the GTA fantasy we’ve all had.
Mulan Official Trailer
There’s no Mushu. You deserve to know going in. What you can expect, however, is potentially one of the more meaningful ‘reimaginings’ of a classic Disney film (Beauty And The Beast would be another). Appearing to be well cast and beautifully shot, Disney may just be able to get the remake train back on track.