Spider-Man. Spider-Man. Spider-Man is back once again. Have you ever sat back and realized that we have THREE Spider-Man 2 movies (four once they make a Spider-Verse sequel)? That’s wild. Along with Far From Home, we’ve got Midsommar and trailers for Knives Out and Jumanji: The Next Level to dive into with this week’s Trailers by Brandon.
Opening this week:
Spider-Man: Far From Home
All eyes are going to be on the Avengers: Endgame follow-up this weekend, even if I’m still of the mind that it’s coming a bit too soon. Wouldn’t it be cool if Marvel waited, like, a year to release this movie? Granted, Disney would never do that, but imagine if they let Endgame just hang for a little bit? Regardless, the Homecoming sequel is likely going to make millions and millions of dollars (remember when people were complaining about Spider-Man fatigue?) and will hopefully actually be good to boot.
Most people will see Spider-Man: Far From Home first this weekend. I, along with my other horror fans, will be seeing Midsommar before anything else. From Hereditary’s Ari Aster, Midsommar promises to be a super f-ed up experience more terrifying than anything else you’ll see this summer. Bring it on, I say. Bring it on.
Knives Out (Nov. 27, 2019)
“Eat shit. Eat shit. Matter of fact, eat shit,” — Chris Evans. Sold. Done. Take my money. That’s all I need. This trailer for ‘whodunnit like nobody has ever done it’ from Rian Johnson is everything you could possibly want in a movie. Now, I don’t need more trailers after this one — let me go into this thing as blindly as possible — but this is now jumping towards onto my most anticipated list.
Jumanji: The Next Level (Dec. 13, 2019)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was somewhat of a surprise. It wasn’t a *great* movie, but it was a lot more entertaining than any of us thought it would be based on the trailers or initial concept. Funny enough, I have similar feelings about Jumanji: The Next Level. This isn’t a movie that I’m expecting to fall head-over-heels in love with or anything like that, but this trailer did its job in entertaining me and making me want to see the movie — especially for the whole Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson playing old men, bit.
Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Nobody saw the first Shaun the Sheep movie. Literally, nobody. That’s why I find it very strange that they decided to go ahead with a Shaun the Sheep sequel. That being said, Shaun the Sheep is funny — like, really funny. No, there’s no dialogue in nearly the entire film, but there are some great gags there that really pay off. Hopefully, Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon will be more of the same. Based on the trailers we’ve been getting, it looks like it will.
Spies in Disguise (Dec. 25, 2019)
Still feels a little early to have already rolled out multiple trailers for a movie that doesn’t come out until Christmas, but Spies in Disguise could be fun? Maybe? Like, the trailers haven’t made me crack-up or anything, but it looks light and fluffy enough to hopefully not be terrible?
Is it just me, or was there a movie about John Delorean that was released, like, just a month or two ago? Am I crazy? I think it came from IFC, or something? Anyways, apparently we’re getting another story about the man, this time disguised in a crime-thriller style a la The Infiltrator. Will it be good? Who knows, but I can at least say that I’m impressed with the casting (but certainly not the title) for Driven.
Loro (Sept. 20, 2019)
Will I ever watch Loro? Honestly, I don’t know. This feels like one of those movies that you watch one trailer for and then never hear of again. If I did have a reason to watch it, though, I wouldn’t be dreading it, as this first look is fine enough in a Wolf of Wall Street kind of way.
Coyote Lake (Aug. 2, 2019)
What’s this one about, again? I mean, I remember *watching* the trailer, but quite literally none of it has stuck with me. Judging by that, I’d say you can probably skip this one.
Jacob’s Ladder (2019)
Another horror remake that nobody was asking for, we’re getting another Jacob’s Ladder, I guess? Look, I see the point of these things when these movies are actually good — Child’s Play, Suspiria, etc. — but this just looks flat and boring as can be.
The Wicker Man (1973)
While Midsommar looks like it’s own horrifying entity, there’s no denying there are some strong Wicker Man vibes in those trailers. No, we’re not talking about the Nicholas Cage Wicker Man either, which is a movie that people only remember because of the, ‘OH NO, NOT THE BEES!!!’ line, but the original Christopher Lee version. It may have been made 46 years, but it still holds up remarkably well.