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 clowns with an appetite for small children or music festivals from hell – 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 May 2019.
IT Chapter Two Official Trailer
Our least favourite clown is back. Starring James McAvoy as Bill Denbrough, Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh and the hilarious Bill Hader as Richie Tozier, the trailer focuses in on Beverly and her hella creepy encounter with an old woman. The old woman, as it turns out, is Pennywise’s mother – and she’s almost as bloody frightening as her evil bastard of a son. Hold onto your balloons cos’ the final instalment of the IT film series is in theatres on the 9th of September.
Midsommar Official Trailer 1
The teaser trailer for A24’s ‘Midsommar’ was a slideshow of unsettling images, detailing a mysterious ‘festival’, with a rotten secret at its core. The new trailer tells us much more and reveals a film that could potentially rival the great ‘Hereditary’. Giving us more of an inkling as to the day-to-day at of the Midsommar festival, as well as raising the stakes – being dropping the main character who’s recovering from a tragedy into Splendour in the Grass for psycho’s – the Midsommar Official Trailer pulls back the veil on what we can expect without spoiling the whole bloody thing – and thankfully, it looks like we can expect nothing but the best. Midsommar hits cinemas in July.
Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil Teaser Trailer #1
The new trailer for Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil raises a lot of questions. For example, we can’t tell what’s pointier in this trailer: Maleficent’s horns or Angelina’s cheekbones? And, how many music producers does it take to ‘movie-trailer’ a song until it’s a pale spectre of its former self? Aside from this, the follow up to Disney’s hit ‘Maleficent’ does look pretty good, and will undoubtedly deliver on CGI, if nothing else when it hits Australian theatres in October.
Spider-Man: Far From Home Official Trailer #1
If you’re looking to fill that Avengers shaped hole in your soul, then the new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer is your best bet. Set some time after the snap and subsequent unsnap – also why are these kids still in highschool? – Spider-Man has had enough and decides to take a vacay. But he can’t because he’s, well, Spider-Man – and Nick Fury has other ideas. Starring Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal as supervillain Mysterio, Far From Home is in cinemas in July – which in our opinion, is still far too long. Get it together, Marvel.
Sonic The HedgeHog Trailer Official Trailer #1
The new Sonic the Hedgehog trailer pissed off an entire generation of gamers. Not because the plot looked dismal – which it does – but because of Sonic’s weird new face. Go ahead, google Sonic and compare the two whilst watching. Putting Sonics weird eyes aside, the trailer reveals that Sonic has a new human sidekick (James Marsden) and that Jim Carrey, despite some of his more serious roles, is still pretty much Ace Ventura underneath it all. Sonic The Hedgehog will be out this November.
Men In Black International Trailer #2
Starring Chris Hemsworth and his Valkyrie counterpart Tessa Thompson, the new Men In Black International trailer is all of your hype confirmed. Bigger and hopefully better than the third instalment of the franchise, the trailer is riddled with easter egg references to the original Men In Black. We learn that Thompson’s character has been searching for the MIB all her life, ever since her encounter with the third kind as a child. Now that she’s found MIB, she wants in. Watch two exceedingly good looking agents save our galaxy (and potentially others) in June.
Ophelia Trailer #1
Daisy Ridley stars in visionary Director Claire Mcarthy’s take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet – a story told from predominantly from Ophelia’s perspective this time. Also starring Clive Owens dodgy wig, the new trailer hints at a film that is not for the faint of heart – all we’re saying is, maybe bring a travel pack of Kleenex with you because seeing Rey get fucked over might be too much to handle. The harrowing Ophelia is in Australian theatres this June.
The Lodge Trailer #1
If you’re a fan of moody horror flicks then the Lodge Trailer will be right up your dark and dangerous alley. Starring Alicia Silverstone – that lovable ditz from Clueless – the Lodge appears to revolve around an evil cult, hell-bent on destroying the films cast. We might add that it actually looks terrifying, and there is not a skerrick of horror trope to be found in the trailer, just pure fright-fuel. The release date has unfortunately not been revealed yet, but we know it’s coming before the year is out, so plenty of time to #hype.
Our favourite in this list, the 21 Bridges trailer looks fkn epic and we’re assuming the movie will be too. Directed by the blokes who brought us Avengers Endgame, 21 Bridges stars Chadwick Aaron Boseman – a copper who’s having a really bad night. Luckily, so too are the thieves who set out to steal a small amount of cocaine and ended up finding nearly 300 kilos of the stuff. A city on lockdown, a conspiracy to unpack; there’s more than enough in this trailer to get your action-saliva glands going. 21 Bridges will hit theatres on July 12.
Booksmart Final Trailer
Do you feel like Superbad was one of the greatest comedies ever, unrivalled in its originality and casting? Us too. But now, there’s a new kid on the block – Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart is a tour de force in comedy. Boasting a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the premise is extremely similar to the Cera/Hill classic; a few nerdy high school friends out for the night of their lives before it all goes to shit, in the best possible way. However, Booksmart is said to be a new standard in comedy, completely original in its tone and has received nothing but rave reviews and praise – lucky for you, the wait isn’t long. Booksmart comes out at the end of the month.