It’s official. We have 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 know trailers, man. Whether it be Emily Blunt proving once and for all she is the action-woman of the new decade in ‘A Quiet Place Part 2’ or Ice Cube falling from grace in ‘The High Note’ – 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 Man of Many’s list of Must-See Movie Trailers in February 2020.
A Quiet Place Part II Trailer #2
Following the chilling events on their quaint farm of nightmares, the Abbott family now face the terrors of the outside world. For those who saw the first film, you’ll know this means we can expect delightfully excruciating moments of quiet suspense and tension. However, this time it’s a little bit different because we can happily confirm that the monsters with gigantic super-powered ears are not the only threats that lurk beyond the “safety” of their home.
Saint Maud Trailer #2
From one of the, if not the best studio on the planet right now (A24), comes what many critics are hailing the best horror film of the year – yep, we’re not even halfway through the 2020 and we’ve already got the best psychological horror movie, apparently. That’s how scary Saint Maud is supposed to be. Whether you buy into the hype or choose to remain healthily skeptical, Saint Maud does look like a great bloody film, full of freaky close-ups, startling violins and sounds to make your skin crawl. The fact that it’s rated 91% on Rotten Tomatoes doesn’t hurt either.
The Green Knight Official Teaser
Again, from the studio that brought us Hereditary, Ex Machina and Ladybird comes a twisted take on the classic tale of King Arthur. Starring Dev Patel & Joel Edgerton, the Green Knight appears to be a gothic fantasy, of a similar mood to Pan’s Labyrinth – but with a bit of Blockbuster spirit and more aesthetic cinematography. The trailer doesn’t tell us much, but it does tell us we can expect a few monsters, some surreal out-of-time scenes and a lot of shocked expressions throughout the film. It is an A24 film after all.
Rumble Official Trailer
Will Arnett is having a good run. His gravely dulcet tones have made their way into the ears of adults and children alike thanks to feature roles in Bojack Horseman & The Lego Movie. Now, he’s a monster with dreams of becoming a global superstar wrestler, paired up with Winnie who seeks to follow in her father’s footstep by coaching her loveable underdog monster, into a champion. It’s no ‘Shrek’, that’s for damn sure – but surely worth a few shillings at the box office.
The French Dispatch Trailer
From the aesthetic mind of Wes Anderson comes a collection of stories from the final issue of an American magazine published in a fictional 20th-century French city. And that’s it. That’s all we can gather beyond the star-studded cast – we’re talking Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson (to name but a few). Otherwise, the trailer shows us that we can expect the usual meticulously designed sets, quirky comedy and cinematography to fkn die for. Perhaps trailer two will tell us more (hopefully).
“BROUGHT TO YOU BY” Jordan Peele, and NOT Directed, Candyman will be good enough to watch, and far inferior to the genre-defining ‘Get Out’ & sadistically sarcastic ‘Us’. A b-grade horror movie at best (wait until the ‘spooky’ rendition of ‘Say My Name’ by Destiny’s Child kicks in), this writer hopes that audiences aren’t too disappointed when they realise that they’ve been duped.
The High Note Official Trailer
Ice Cube, how far you have fallen. It was less than a minute into this affable drivel that you appeared and uttered a line that would have your NWA cohort shuddering. The High Note is exactly what you think it is: feel-good, but a not-so-good movie. That said if you were feeling particularly sensitive, or in need of a light emotional enema, then this trailer may be just what the doctor ordered.
Set for release on mother’s day, Run is one of those movies that will have daughters and sons looking sideways at their own maternal figure in the cinema. Starring Sarah Paulson as the mother (who is undoubtedly a talent), and Kiera Allen as the daughter, Run looks relatively low-budget (but not low-rent), smart and deliciously paranoid. The gist of it is that Paulson’s character is a low-key psycho who may have Munchhausen by proxy, or something like that. But then again, the daughter has her own issues so perhaps the apple doesn’t fall far from the crazy tree.
From vibing on horses to a surprisingly delightful performance in Miracle Workers, Daniel Radcliffe is quickly proving he doesn’t give a fuck. And we love it. Guns Akimbo is just the kind of rollicking, ridiculous film that will have you rolling your eyes during the trailer – and watching as soon as it’s available to stream. The plot is simple: Radcliffe’s character’s nerdy existence as a video game developer takes a dramatic turn when he inadvertently gets caught up as the next contestant with SKIZM, an underground gang live-streaming real-life deathmatches. Oh, and he has guns irrevocably attached to his hands, which is arguably badass.