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 Scar-Jo making sure we all know that she’s a relevant member of the Avengers in ‘Black Widow’ or Bruce Willis’s proving his aptitude for B-Grade filmmaking in ‘Survive The Night’ – 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 a list of the Must-See Movie Trailers that dropped in March 2020.
The True History Of The Kelly Gang Official Trailer
A punk-rock imagining of Ned Kelly’s life, The True History of the Kelly Gang is a vibe. Featuring a modern soundtrack, there’s a strange combination of influences going on in this trailer. For one, Sofia Copolla’s ‘Marie Antoinette’ springs to mind. There’s something strangely modern about the visual treatment – its as if what we’re watching is happening right now in the lesser developed parts of Australia. The execution and pacing is something between Guy Ritchie and Tarrantino – to achieve something close to either is no easy feat, so well done to Director Justin Kurzel. For those currently in Australia, here’s some good news – you can watch this flick right now on Stan.
Black Widow Final Trailer
A more ‘intense’ trailer than its predecessors, the final Black Widow trailer has less of a sense of humour than it should. Which suggests the film might too. Sure: Scar-jo will undoubtedly do a good job (although, not sure she does ‘funny’ all that well, see the end of the trailer for what we’re talking about) and the visual effects will naturally live up to the Marvel standard – but there’s something plodding about the pacing and the plot doesn’t appear to offer much. The Taskmaster looks dumb, too.
Artemis Fowl Official Trailer
Holy. Shit. Whilst well past the time when this book series was actually popular, this writer remembers going as Artemis Fowl himself during book week in primary school. And that’s why he hates this bloody trailer so much. It’s a major shame that this interesting book series has been Disney-fied beyond all repair; turning what could have been (at the very least), a young-adult flick with a bit of ‘teeth’ into childish drivel. Watch the trailer for just 10 seconds and you’ll see what we’re talking about. Oh and, Disney: Artemis Fowl was not ‘gangsta’ nor did he work for MIB.
Greyhound Official Trailer
Is it just us or is Tom Hanks only doing films that appeal to people over 50? And why does he keep doing movies centred around ships and the ocean? For those who don’t care about either of these burning (although arguably very poignant) questions, Greyhound follows T-hanks as he navigates the WW2 defining Battle of the Atlantic.
Annnnd, that’s pretty much it. We’re just thankful it’s not a movie about bus drivers.
Soul Official Trailer
A slam dunk for Disney & Pixar if we’ve ever seen one. Starring Jamie Foxx, ‘Soul’ looks to be just as good as the surprisingly intelligent and touching ‘Inside Out’. From what we can gather, Jamie Foxx is a soul musician/tutor who dies well before his time – and he’s not ready to give up on life just yet, embarking on an exciting adventure with the hopes of returning to earth. If you’re keen on films with a strong moral foundation, and a script that appeals to both adults and kids, Soul is the flick for you.
We reckon the music will be great, too.
Survive The Night Trailer
A B-grade affair if we’ve ever seen one, ‘Survive The Night’ appears to be the story of a doctor (Bruce Willis) and his family being held hostage by a wounded gunman and his unhinged brother. It’s also a cautionary tale for those who would ever think to bring Chad Michael Murray’s career back from the dead. While the studio will blame COVID-19 for the films ‘straight to stream’ release, we know its because the movie is very likely to be a massive bag of dicks.
The Willoughby’s Official Trailer
As if Wes Anderson had sex with the Pixar desk lamp, The Willoughby’s looks like it’ll be pretty darn good in that its aesthetic, symmetrical and quirky. Starring Ricky Gervais and Terry Crews (among others), the general gist of the film is that the oddball Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. Side note: we’re wondering if with the advent of COVID-19 that we can expect more animated features from Netflix?
Bad Education Trailer 2
Starring Hugh Jackman in his first HBO movie ever, Bad Education centres around one of the largest education scandals in history. Featuring what many are saying are stellar performances from its cast, the film’s best feature lies in its ability to elevate the arguably dry subject matter (think ‘The Big Short’s’ treatment of sub-prime loans and the like). If you like the intelligent unveiling of corruption and don’t mind the boy from Oz, this one’s for you.