Blockbuster Special! – Trailers You Need to See

That moment when you promised 4, but hadn’t posted all of them :S It may be a bit late but here it is, in all its historic glory!

You know when I started these I thought it would be a long slog to the finish line, but this ‘Trailer Dump’ (TM pending) has been a blast and I hope you have enjoyed them too!

This time I’ve gone for the bigger movies, I tend to try and not do these but there has been some really great trailer work with these ones. There is one in here I don’t think will be a big hit, but it felt at home in this list due to its strength of cast (see if you can spot it before you read).

Each time I lay out the most intriguing, necessary or just plain awful trailers you may not have noticed yet – from wannabe blockbusters to budding indies, documentary to drama, the western nations to the east I will try and capture a quick, unranked, snapshot of what you need to see! 

Murder on the Orient Express

This trailer is fantastic! It shows you everything you need for a story you already know but informs you of no spoilers or secrets…or does it? I will always trust in Kenneth Branagh’s directing and I think he will make a fabulous Poirot too! A negative: The beat to “Believer” works well over the character crawl, but then the explosion of rest of the track really a takes away from the vibe of the film, it doesn’t fit at all. Nevertheless I am hyped. When do we get it? 3rd November

Paddington 2

Hell yeah! The first one is solid and just as super cute, and this tells me that this will be more of the same! He’s back baby! With the addition of Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson and everyone else back this will be a great one for all the family! When do we get it? 10th November


Okay so I’m a little upset on this one: mainly because they released a trailer 3 months ago that they have since sort of buried and repackaged it into something with an entirely different tone. I think the previous clip captured the pure emotion a lot better, but this one hits on wonder more. Interesting fact about this one though – it’s kinda already been done before; watch the Book of Life , the Del Toro produced piece and tell me that we need this film. This is, however, Pixar…and they don’t take missteps very often (if at all) so could this be better? We shall see… When do we get it? 19th January – That’s a worry, it was initially scheduled for Late Nov/Early Dec like Moana last year…is this a burying tactic? Or will it move again?

The Little Hours

Okay, so this isn’t a blockbuster but I felt it fit in this group quite well with the amount of names in the movie. John C. Reilly, Fred Armisen, Nick Offerman and Molly Shannon are just the support to Plaza, Micucci, Brie & Franco, thats madness! I don’t know how to feel about this trailer though, it puts me on edge. This movie comes across as so filthy is it going to be a Pineapple Express, or a Your Highness? Either way it’ll probably garner a cult status being based on the 14th century text The Decameron. When do we get it? No UK release date yet.

Daddy’s Home 2

I just wanted to make sure you knew this was coming, but I assumed you would…that Ferrell/Lithgow moment is hilarious! Rather than go the Cena route they teased at the end of the first film they opted for new generation of dads (a la Bad Moms Christmas) something I am very happy about! Mel Gibson looks great in this as he completes his return from Hollywood Hell, and Lithgow continues to remind us of how wide his range is as an actor (I’m still affected by Beatriz at Dinner). I think this is the sort of role Ferrell is most comfortable doing now so let’s see how good this can be! When do we get it? 22nd November (the spot Coco used to have)

Black Panther

And finally, last but definitely not least we have a trailer I’m sure all of you have already seen. This trailer means so much to me, never has there been a film of this scale with such a black influence, a black director with this sort of budget, a black actor with this sort of platform. Run the Jewels as a theme is a powerful choice, their voice echoes what this movie can do, and the support and narration of Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis respectively rounds out the trailer nicely.

This trailer evokes what it is to be Black Panther, and shows us glimpses of the story without telling us anything about it, exactly what a teaser trailer should be. It’s nice seeing Michael B. Jordan with hair, and Danai Gurira without it! Also the variety of locations and backdrops lets us know that this isn’t just about Wakanda…this is a World story.

If my only gripe is that they have used so many A-list/talented & up-and-coming black actors that they limit other black involvement in the MCU then this movie is on to a good thing. When do we get it? 16th February cannot come soon enough.

So that’s my list!

Do you think I missed anything out?

Did I neglect any movies?

Tweet me @thelatereviewuk and if I get enough responses I’ll make a Commenter edition!



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