What a difference a week makes! Last week was looking very shaky before some absolutely clutch releases (and some digging on your boy’s part) gave us that much needed #content. Thankfully we don’t have that problem this week because I have three intriguing trailers I want to direct your attention towards. So let’s get right to it.
#1. It Comes At Night
The perfect distillation of what a horror movie trailer should be. Esoteric and intriguing dialogue, a creeping sense of dread, unmentioned and hinted at grotesquries and enough self-confidence to not give the whole game away. While this trailer might not be the masterpiece that the first teaser was – how many trailers can induce terror simply by zooming in on a red door- it’s more than sufficient to get me out of my house and to the theater. The horror movie revival continues apace don’t get left behind.
- “If they’re sick, I’m sick too.”
- The trailer opening on a hooded man with no explanation
- The unexplained gas masks, is there some sort of virus going around?
#2. Wonder Woman (Final Trailer)
The uninitiated and bad-intentioned are hopefully shaken out of “WHERE IS THE WONDER WOMAN MARKETING” onanism by this, the FOURTH (and final) WW trailer. This is probably the best trailer yet, nearly entirely focused on action and story, Gal Gadot really gets to shine as the star of the first Female led Superhero movie. I say Superhero instead of Comic Book movie bc SS, with Viola Davis, Margot Robbie and Cara Delevigne as female co-leads actually is the first CBM with female leads.
- Wonder Woman climbing the tower to “liberate” the god-killer and the lasso of truth. If you watch closely you’ll see that there aren’t any handholds on the sheer face of the tower, she’s making her own by slamming her hands into the sides. #goddess
- Wonder Woman in no-man’s land at the Western Front. I mean… Is it too obvious that she’s Wonder WOMAN acting with real heroism in No-MAN’S land? Anyway, the shield deflecting looks absolutely on point.
- Wonder Woman kneeing some poor sap out of a window. What a scene.
#3. Blade Runner 2049
This might be my most anticipated movie of 2018 behind Wonder Woman and Justice League. Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto, Robin Wright and Ana de Arnas star in Denis Villeneuve’s follow up to Ridley Scott’s modern classic. The entire trailer is shot with painstaking and thrilling beauty and the sparse dialogue is mysterious and evocative. The music – synth driven in a inspired nod to the 80’s- is note perfect
- Gosling meets Ford – “I want to ask you some questions.”
- End stinger, is Gosling a replicant?
- Jared Leto returns to creepy, villainous form.
- Anything Ana de Arnas does… For reasons.