Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3
The final tale for these specific Guardians has a real “end of the road vibe” which, after a decade, is well earned. Set to a slightly mellower version of Rainbow’s Since You Been Gone, this trailer shows some more of the story featuring a large focus on Rocket and his backstory. It also gives a better look at the long awaited Adam Warlock and The High Evolutionary (whose lack of presence here hopefully doesn’t carry across to the film itself). The MCU has been recieving mixed reactions of late but, with James Gunn at the helm and the end of an era on the horizon, this one looks sure to tug at the heartstrings.
It’s difficult to find a way to talk about this without discussing the moral ambiguity of getting excited for a film whose lead is a criminal, allegedly currently seeking pyschological help. However, that’s what’s happening because frankly it’s a massive subject acknowledged much better by people who aren’t me. That aside, this trailer primarily focuses on the cameos contained with in the Flashpoint-based plot. Micheal Keaton and Ben Affleck are back as Batman, Michael Shannon returns as General Zod, and Sasha Calle makes her debut as Supergirl (which is hopefully a role she gets to keep under the newly formed DC Films). Much like Spider-Man: Far From Home‘s trailers, it feels very much like it’s pandering to the fans but hopefully like Far From Home, that proves not to be the case.
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
This short trailer provides a look at some of the faces we can expect to see, the general action-adventure vibe of the plot, and another look at some of the de-aging that will feature throughout the film (notably Harrison Ford and Mads Mikkelsen). Set to the iconic theme by composer John Williams (who has returned to provide some new music for this installment) it has an air of excitement but perhaps the most interesting thing to see will be how well the de-aging effects hold up on a large screen. Also a big fan of watching Indiana punching Nazis, which there’s sure to be a decent amount of.
Dungeons and Dragons: Honour Among Theives
Another short trailer that aims to get across the tone of the film, in this case a slightly campy adventure romp. It features a look at the primary theives as well as some of the creatures and the world that they exist in, with some fairly decent CGI. Looks set to be a lot of fun but, given the legacy of D&D, it’s likely that it won’t please everyone.
Transfromers: Rise of the Beasts
Another short one which focuses on the character Mirage who is able to emit solid hologram projections of himself, which is a really underrated ability. There are also some action shots, featuring one of Optimus Prime and another of Optimus Primal who is a Tranformer that looks like a monkey. Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that are the most exciting and this dumb little film might be one of them. If it’s more Bumblebee that Dark Side of the Moon, it should be a blast.
Essentially 40 seconds of training shots interspersed with a couple of shots of family and a voiceover that provides essential plot details. The film will see Adonis Creed (portrayed by Michael B Jordan) facing off against his childhood friend Damien Anderson (portrayed by Jonathan Majors) which will likely be exciting to fans of the franchise. However, for those who haven’t seen the other 8 Rocky films, there doesn’t seem to be much enticment other than the main actors.
There’s tension abound in this trailer which features our heroes attempting to escape a new, Ghotface-history-obsessed Ghostface. Intense cuts between characters, flickering footage and a brief glimpse of Courtney Cox as Gale Weathers really set the tone for a franchise that has provided some pretty solid satire thus far. It’s also the closest to being released (March 10th) so it makes sense that this trailer would have an air of intensity.
Seemingly appearing out of nowhere, this film is a comedic dramatisation of Nike and their iconic relationship with basketball player Michael Jordan. Starring lifelong friends Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, with the latter of the duo directing, it seems like it could be a lot of fun and may shine a light on something that non-basketball fans might not be aware of.
Featuring some very quick shots that don’t give away much of the plot this trailer focuses primarily on the setting and actor Adam Driver, ending with a shot of him facing down a T-Rex. Honestly, there might not be that much to give away because the plot seems to be Sci-Fi adventure where Adam Driver fights dinosaurs. If you’re not sold on that concept, this one might not be for you, but if you are then this is sure to be a riot.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
This fake trailer fro the Super Mario Bros. Plumbing Company is one of the neatest marketing ideas in a while. It’s a classic 90’s feeling ad complete with a rap to the Mario Bros theme tune and a deliberately not-great line read from the poor woman whose house has flooded. As if that wasn’t good enough, the website and phone number shown at the end of the ad actually exist. Visiting the first and clicking around will herald it’s own easter eggs but calling the number will provide a voice message from Luigi (voiced by Charlie Day). This shows promise.