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 Rey, Fin, Kylo & Chewie kickin’ it once again in Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, or Margot Robbie crackin’ skulls as the infamous Harley Quinn– 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 October 2019.
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Final Trailer
With J.J Abrams back at the Directors helm, we couldn’t be more excited for The Rise Of Skywalker. The trailer gives us everything we want – and more. In the trailer, we see the return of former Emporer ‘daddy’ Palpatine properly confirmed, C3P0’s imminent death is very much hinted at, the final on-screen performance from Carrie Fischer, and Rey getting down with the force like never before (she can force jump now). Oh and Kylo ren being his mopey, but still pretty badass, self as usual. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker releases globally on the 20th of December, moof-milkers.
Antlers Trailer #1
Well, fuck me running, this looks terrifying. Produced by Guillermo Del Toro, and Directed by Scott Cooper ‘Antlers’ has a new creepy-ass trailer, featuring no dialogue beyond one creepy-ass word, and some pretty darn haunting imagery. From what we can gather, a little kid is keeping some kind of beast captive in his house and is forced to hunt local animals and carve them up in order to keep said beast placid. But then, of course, it gets loose, terrifying everyone in the process. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled come April 2020.
Bloodshot Trailer #1
During the first, let’s say third of this trailer, you’d be forgiven for tuning out and switching off, having mistaken this for yet another piece-of-shit Vin Diesel action movie (and yes, that is a dig at Fast & Furious) that will undoubtedly be worse for your grey matter than huffing glue and snorting a line of crushed up chalk. And yet, if you dig a little deeper—you’ll see that Bloodshot is based on the comic series of the same name and realise that this could just be a great action movie. Also starring Guy Pearce and Sam Hueghan, Bloodshit, I mean Bloodshot hits Australian theatres sometime during February 2020.
Bombshell Trailer #1
Based on the true story of when a handful of brave women took on the once-powerful CEO of Fox News Roger Ailes, and sought to put an end to the toxic workplace that presided over the network. And whilst they may have been successful to some degree, there’s an argument to be made that Fox News is not much better today. Still, with Hollywood heavy-weights Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron in the mix, Bombshell will undoubtedly entertain, if nothing else. Bombshell hits Australian theatres (21st of December) devastatingly close to the release of the new Star Wars so best of luck to the indie studios who pooled their money to make this movie happen.
Dolittle Trailer #1
To all movie trailer makers out there, and very specifically to the makers of the new ‘Dolittle’ trailer, for our sakes, and for the love of God, STOP IT with the slowed-down, over-produced covers of famous tracks that would otherwise be performed in a major key and with a smile. It does not make your film appear any more epic or exciting. Period. In what could be the most overly CGI’d and potentially useless film of the 2010’s, Robert Downey Jr. has followed up on his glittering career as Tony Stark aka Iron Man, to star in a remake of a film that really wasn’t that great anyway. But for those yearning for another sweet hit of RDJ’s effervescent style, Dolittle hit’s Australian theatres in late January 2020.
Jungle Cruise Trailer #1
Look, if we’re being honest, this movie looks pretty bad, if the trailer is anything to go by. But do you know what? Who cares? We got Dwayne The Rock Johnson, kicking ass and taking names. Ya girl, Emily Blunt she’s, well not doing too much from what we’ve seen so far but she’s great in other stuff so our fingers are crossed that their star power and likeability combined will make for a movie worth sitting through on July 24th, 2020.
Charlies Angels Trailer #2
“The best part isn’t taking down international criminals….it’s you guys,” #blessed #espionage #hunsandguns. The new Charlies Angels lineup, comprised of Elizabeth Banks (who also wrote and directed the film), Kristin Stewart, and Naomi Scott is on its way and it looks to be…well, passable. To be honest, we really don’t know who this films target market is, and doubt it will coax many action or comedy fans from the comfort of Netflix and the couch. But, if you froth the Charlie’s Angels universe, and don’t mind a scene or two that goes a bit heavy-handed on the whole gender thing, then be sure to check your local cinema come mid-November, 2019.
Birds Of Prey Trailer #1
Off the back of the appalling Suicide Squad, Birds Of Prey was always going to have a hard time. Except it doesn’t matter cos’ Ewan Mcgregor is in it, baby, oh yeah. The man, the myth, the legend, and the Obi-Wan for me, is bringing his significant and hefty acting chops to star alongside Margot Robbie who will reprise her role as the not-so-infamous Harlequin. There to guide her through her breakup with The Joker, we’re sure that our dear friend Ewan is exactly what Harlequin needs to help her get over her loser ex-boyfriend. So put on a happy face, and go see Birds Of Prey in early February 2020.
The Kings Man Trailer #2
No longer starring Taron Egerton a.k.a the glue that held together the franchise, The Kings Man is probably still going to be pretty kickass, if the trailer is anything to go by. Starring Ralph Fiennes and if we’re being honest, no one else you’ll know or care about, The Kings Man (and his fellow men?) will tackle a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds, as they gather to plot a war to wipe out millions. Sounds about right. The Kings Man hits Australian theatres on February 14, 2020.
The Irishman Trailer #1
Starring, well, pretty much every actor who’s successfully nailed the role of a mobster, including Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, The Irishman is the story of a mob hitman recalling his possible involvement in the slaying of the real-life union activist Jimmy Hoffa. Boasting an immaculate score/soundtrack, and Directed by the mob-film maestro, Martin Scorsese, The Irishman is available on both Netflix and select theatres so there’s no excuse not to see it, come November.