Here’s a round-up of the biggest, best and most noteworthy trailers from the week just gone.
The Big Sick
The Big Sick is a story about a couple from different cultural backgrounds dealing with those differences in a budding relationship based on the real life story of and written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon.
This movie has been getting rave reviews from multiple film festivals. Kumail Nanjiani seems to portray a leading man in a rom-com with such ease that I am actually intrigued. The Big Sick seems like a rom-com that could be much more than a cookie-cutter rom-com so sign me up.
The Big Sick opens on 14th July in the USA and 28th of July in the UK.
This came out of nowhere. In Kill Switch, Dan Stevens plays a pilot in the future who has to battle to save humanity after an experiment involving parallel universes goes wrong.
When Dan Stevens, having just come off of what will be one of the highest grossing movies of the year in Beauty and the Beast and an extremely critically acclaimed TV show in Legion, decides to take on a small sci-fi project…you pay attention. I got absolutely nothing from this trailer except a futuristic vibe and I’m still interested.
Kill Switch opens on 16th June in the USA and is yet to have a release date for the rest of the year.
Churchill is a biographical retelling of the thrilling story about Winston Churchill in the 24 hours leading up to D-Day.
After watching this trailer, it’s hard to imagine Brian Cox not knocking this out of the park. Even if the movie seems to follow some of the biopic cliches, this part of history is ripe for hard-hitting film storytelling. It will be interesting how deep the story goes.
Churchill opens on 2nd June in the USA and 16th June in the UK.
The Dark Tower
It is finally here! It was only a week or two ago while writing the Summer Movie Preview that I mentioned The Dark Tower as being a movie I was highly anticipating but wasn’t sure we’d actually see it this year. We are only 3 months away from release and hadn’t yet seen a single frame from the movie. But, it’s here now.
The Dark Tower is an adaptation of a beloved series of book by Stephen King. It tells the story of the Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, who roams an Old West-like landscape where “the world has moved on” in pursuit of the man in black. He is also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world. (IMDb)
The trailer looks pretty good. Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey are coolness personified in a sci-fi western with some really cool action. It was a pretty long for a first trailer and gave us a feel for the tone. There are some cool scenes in it and it looks really well shot, but apart from that, there wasn’t much else in it to get me any more excited that I already was. At this stage, I am more interested in how much Elba and McConaughey are going to chew the scenery in the movie than what we saw in the trailer.
The Dark Tower opens on 4th August in the USA and 18th August in the UK.
Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. (IMDb)
The first trailer set the scene and the tone for the movie. It may have been a little slow, but it was an epic preview of what we should expect. This trailer though, you really see things popping. It seems like a really well done and gripping war film in the vein of Saving Private Ryan. This is a movie that is begging to be watched on an IMAX screen. You cannot tell me the sound design on this trailer doesn’t get your teeth gritting. If you read my Summer Movie Preview, you know I am really looking forward to this movie.
“When 400,000 men couldn’t get home, home came for them” – Gave me chills!
Dunkirk comes out on 21st July worldwide.
These are some of the most notable trailers to come out in the past 7 days. After you’ve watched them all, let me know what you think.