Here we are again with another Tuesday Trailer Roundup – this time with 16 new trailers! Let’s get into it!
The Greatest Showman
Not many trailers hit on all cylinders but this trailer hit me hard – gave me goosebumps, made me smile, and made me a bit misty-eyed. This film looks spectacular and this trailer is incredible. The music, the bit of exposition at the beginning, the music, the montage of performers, the music, the end scene with Efron and Jackman, and did I mention the music? From the spectacle shown, the story being told, and the cast involved, this looks like it could be the smash hit of December (2nd only to Star Wars)!
Logan Lucky (Trailer 2)
I was on board for this film from the first trailer and this one just makes me even more excited. I recently rewatched the Ocean’s Eleven trilogy and I am ecstatic that Steven Soderbergh is directing yet another heist film. I love the feel that this movie has and the type of humor it brings to the table. Daniel Craig looks to be having a blast and the comedic pair of Channing Tatum and Adam Driver? Hell. Yes.
A Bad Mom’s Christmas
Bad Moms is one of the better comedies to come out in recent years and I was on board for a sequel even though comedy sequels rarely live up to their predecessors. With that being said, A Bad Mom’s Christmas looks to break that trend cause this looks damn funny. Bringing in the Grandmas is a smart choice, similar to the Daddy’s Home sequel bringing in the grandparents, but the real stand out, sheer brilliance here is setting the movie at Christmas. Doing that gives the writers so many more things to play with and opens up possible story routes they can take. I think it will also help boost this movies box office take by having an R-Rated comedy out at Christmas to compete with more family friendly fare and the bigger blockbusters.
I have to be honest, this trailer doesn’t do anything for me. I feel like I’ve seen this story before and seen it done better. The production quality also feels like a Disney Channel original. Sorry guys, I’m not feeling this one.
Ingrid Goes West
This looks like the creepiest comedy I’ve seen in a while. I feel in love with Aubrey Place during while binge-watching Parks and Recreation but I felt she was an absolute stand out in FX’s Legion (you should watch it if you haven’t – Check out my review here). Elizabeth Olsen looks get in this as well, I’m excited to see her getting roles outside of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Overall, this looks like a good one.
My Little Pony
*Sigh* I have the sinking feeling that I will end up seeing this one in theaters because I have a 3, almost 4, year old daughter that is all about the My Little Ponies right now. Seriously, she has a dozen or more of the toys and my wife and I can’t keep track of their names. We’re at the point where we made a cheat sheet describing their colors and their names. On the plus side this movie looks like it might actually be kind of fun (said the parent) or at least fun for my daughter which will make it fun for me and the wife.
Oh man, this looks pretty good. In a post Amazing Spider-Man world, Andrew Garfield looks to be campaigning hard for some mantle pieces from the Academy. Claire Foy also looks like she’s going to bring an solid, if not amazing performance, to the film; I’m unfortunately unfamiliar with her as an actor so I don’t have anything to compare this to. What I’m really excited about here is seeing the directorial debut of Andy Serkis. Serkis is all over Hollywood right now, from leading the resurgent Planet of the Apes franchise, to joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, to playing Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars. Many have called for Serkis to win an Oscar for his work as Ceaser in the aforementioned Apes movies (myself included), but maybe, just maybe, he’ll win an Oscar for direction first.
This looks like it could be ok…. It’s really hard to tell. I don’t recognize anyone in the trailer and the production quality looks to be a bit subpar for a theater release. The story could be what saves this movie though. It seems like someone invented a teleportation device and now everyone wants it for themselves which could make for a good sci-fi action adventure, if it’s done right.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
I love, love, love this trailer and I can’t wait to see this movie. Whenever an old property is brought back for either a sequel or a reboot or a re-quel, I feel like there has to be a damn good reason for doing it and it looks like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has cracked that code. Making the game a video game, where the players are sucked into the world of Jumanji versus the game spilling out into reality is brilliant or at least I think it is. And having our A-list cast be avatars controlled by teenagers and having those teenage personalities come through actors like Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Kevin Hart looks like it will be amazing.
I used to be a fan of anime, like 10-12 years ago back in high school, so the original Death Note series passed me by and thus, I have no real stake in the conversation of how the adaptation compares to the original or if this adaptation should have even been made. In general, anime to western made live action adaptations haven’t been received well (Dragon Ball: Evolution and Ghost in the Shell anyone?). However, since this is on Netflix, which I already pay for, the most I will lose by watching this is an hour and forty minutes, I think I’ll give it a shot, if for no other reason that to write a review on it and check out Willem DaFoe’s performance.
Cult of Chucky
If I’m being honest, the only reason I watched this trailer is because of this article series so you’re welcome. If you haven’t already watched this trailer, you can skip it. I’ve only ever seen the first two Child’s Play movies and I honestly have zero desire to watch through all of them to “get caught up”. This movie is straight to Blu-ray/VOD so I have the feeling only hardcore horror fans will go out of their way to watch it. Moving on….
Well this looks like good ole fashioned Netflix fodder. While this one looks like it might have some fun action, Wesley Snipes and Anne Heche are both well out of the Hollywood spotlight and this reeks of “paycheck film”. I won’t be going out of my way to see this one but if it pops on my Netflix and I am appropriately drunk, I might give it a watch.
I usually don’t like horror movies. At all. However, if one comes along that is getting good enough reviews or it looks like the concept is interesting enough for me to swallow my fear and go see it, then I will. Polaroid is on the edge of that interest over fear line for me. The concept looks cool but I don’t know if the execution is good enough for me to stomach checking this one out.
Atomic Blonde (Trailer 3)
I’ve been on board for this movie for a while and this just keeps me excited for it. We get a lot of the same scenes we’ve already seen before be we also get a better look at James McAvoy’s character and it seems like he’s got a bigger role than I previously thought. We also see Charlize Theron kicking even more ass than before. This movie has my money.
The Last Face
This is a hard trailer to watch and it looks like it will be an even harder movie to watch. Charlize Theron (showing some range as an actor compared to Atomic Blonde) and Javier Bardem look to be on their A-game here, bringing some very human and visceral drama to war torn areas as doctors helping refugees. If this film is as good as the trailer suggests it will be, look for Theron, Bardem, and director Sean Penn to get plenty of buzz come awards season.
Borg vs. Mcenroe
Well between this one and Battle of the Sexes, tennis movies seem to be en vogue right now. Although while Battle of the Sexes uses tennis to frame the struggle for women’s equality, Borg vs. Mcenroe seems to be using tennis to frame struggle between the classes. The cast looks solid as do the performances. This one might be worth checking out.