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 know trailers, man. Whether it be a ripped Jared Leto eating literal humans, or creepy puppet fuckboi’s called Brahms – if the trailers red-hot, we’ll have a gander and let you know about it. So without further ado, and to kick off the new decade, here is Man of Many’s list of Must-See Movie Trailers in January 2020.
Fast And Furious 9 Teaser Trailer
FFS, here we go again. For the 9th time, Vincent Diesel can’t afford a shirt with a pair of sleeves. He can, however, thanks to his numerous ‘heists’, afford a kid and a farm. The trailer is essentially this: his days of racing around with The Rock are over dammit. He’s done. Time for some quality family time. No more cars. No more furious. Or fast for that matter. But wait. Maybe he will drive big bruum-bruum cars again.
Vivarium Official Trailer
In what could be literally the worst real estate viewing conceivable, Vivarium appears to be a genuinely flooring piece of cinema. Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots, Vivarium doesn’t give away much. But we can tell that the two actors end up stuck in what appears to be a suburban hell. Every house is the same colour and architecture and there’s even a psycho child to creep everybody out.
Morbius Official Trailer
Starring Jared Leto at his most jacked, Morbius is another gritty Sony Marvel bastard that will hopefully be a bit more compelling than ‘Venom’. Leto’s character is the anti-hero ‘Michael Morbius’ who is dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder. In an attempt to save himself (and others who suffer from the same sickness) Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. It pays off in the form of Leto becoming a partially ripped, partially gross people eater. Expect torn limbs and a fair bit of blood.
Birds Of Prey Trailer #2
Warner Bros are having another crack at a great subject material, and yet this writer isn’t sold. In what could be another clusterfuck of a movie, Birds Of Prey has all of the right ingredients to cook with – a powerhouse cast, sultry soundtrack, delightfully violent sentiment and ya boy ‘Obi Wan’ Mcgregor. The trailer is bloody good too. But so was Suicide Squads.
Brahms: The Boy 2
For those who haven’t seen the original – please do yourself a flavour, and get onto it. Even if you’re not a huge fan of B-grade horror movie puppets with malicious intentions, it’s still a good time. In the sequel trailer, we can see that Katie Holmes’ career is in full flight, as she goes about parenting her weird kid and his even weirder doll-friend. Brahms: The Boy 2 appears to pack a few spooky scenes and at least 3 jump scares worth noting – but we’re worried they’ve put all the best screams into the trailer.
The New Mutants Official Trailer
Writing this with the utmost sense of dejavu, there is a new, New Mutants trailer on the scene. A Horror/Thriller that many were excited for when it was first announced, the little film that just can’t seem to get a firm release date is finally here to stay (apparently). Starring Maisie Williams and Charlie Heaton, we can expect cool-ass powers as per usual, but through a far grittier lens – just in case the isolated hospital didn’t tip you off.
Ordinary Love Official Trailer
Taking a moment to express a real sense of disappointment that Liam Neeson doesn’t appear to be throat punching anybody in this trailer. Not one henchman is disposed of. Nay one criminal organisation toppled from the ground floor-up. Instead we see him tenderly navigate a complex and emotional situation, like a big ol’ dummy.
Irresistible Trailer 1
A comedy with a little bit of ‘heart’ sprinkled in, Irresistible is written by Jon Stewart and stars Steve Carrell – which bodes well for the quality of film we can expect. Following a Democrat political consultant (Carell) who helps a retired ex-Marine colonel (Chris Cooper) run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town, Irresistible may just live up to its namesake.
The Lodge Trailer
Every step-parents nightmare is here. The Lodge appears to show us an endearing step-mum trying her best to win-over her new hubbies, kids – so much so, she kindly offers to look after them for a couple of days in a secluded winter cabin while the Dad buggers off to somewhere (probably) warmer. Too bad it’s haunted, bby. All we can say is that the trailer is majorly creepy and will most likely trigger anyone with mum-issues.
Will Ferrell is back with something worthy of being compared to his fantastic performance in ‘Stranger Than Fiction’. This Sundance selection follows Ferrel and his co-star Julia Louise Dreyfus’ family barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps. And while you may think, considering the cast, that this film would be a bit of light fluff designed to make you laugh, the trailer shows us that the movie will be something else entirely. In between the laughs, expect a family in disarray and heartwarming performances worthy of a look-in, no matter your taste.