Connect with us

Movie Trailers

We regret to inform you that the ‘Venom’ trailer doesn’t actually show any footage of Venom

Published

on

As promised, Sony Pictures released the long-awaited first trailer for Venom this morning and, while it does a pretty good job of showcasing Tom Hardy in the role of Eddie Brock and some cool shots courtesy of cinematographer Matthew Libatique, the titular antihero is seemingly nowhere to be found in this trailer.

Throughout the trailer, we see some scientists working in a lab, an aerial shot of the Golden Gate Bridge, several shots of Tom Hardy walking away from the camera, Michelle Williams looking very concerned, Tom Hardy waking up in a CT scanner, scientists searching for something in the woods, Tom Hardy running through the woods, Riz Ahmed in a lab, Tom Hardy riding on a motorcycle, and Tom Hardy yelling and convulsing in a CT scanner. You’d think they’d be able to squeeze in a quick shot of Venom, right?

Advertisement

That being said, this isn’t a bad piece of marketing by any means—it’s impressive that Sony managed to put together a trailer nearly eight months out from its release date—and I still have plenty of faith in director Ruben Fleischer, but to not include Venom in the Venom trailer is a huge misstep and it should be interesting to see whether this trailer’s poor reception will force the studio to step up their game significantly with the next one.

By the way, did you notice the simple “V” logo at the end of the trailer? Although the online version of the trailer has the bumper at the beginning of it to let people know that they’re about to watch a Venom trailer, those are not typically included with the theatrical versions of trailers. Does the studio really think average moviegoers are going to know what movie this is without a logo that shows the movie title? Come on, Sony. Do better.

Advertisement
Comments

Movie Trailers

The gorgeous new trailer for ‘Ready Player One’ invites you into a world of pure imagination

Published

on

Warner Bros. has released a gorgeous new trailer for Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated sci-fi adventure Ready Player One, which further reveals what we can expect from the visionary director’s upcoming adaptation of the best-selling Ernest Cline novel.

Scored to a beautiful cover of “Pure Imagination,” the latest trailer for Ready Player Ones takes us deeper into the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday. But when Halliday dies, he decides to leave his fortune to the first person that can find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking an intense contest that grips the entire world, including an unlikely hero named Wade Watts.

Advertisement

Say what you will about Ready Player One, as I know the film has already stirred up quite a bit of controversy, especially among the Film Twitter types, but there’s no denying that this is one hell of a trailer. The dialogue, visuals, and music all come together so very well, and it should be interesting to see what Spielberg delivers when the finished product arrives in theaters next month.

Written by Zak Penn and Cline, Ready Player One features an all-star cast that includes Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance. The film will be released on March 29.

Continue Reading

Movie Trailers

Pixar’s favorite superhero family returns in an action-packed ‘Incredibles 2’ trailer

Published

on

The first trailer for Brad Bird’s highly anticipated Incredibles 2 debuted during NBC’s live primetime coverage of the Olympics on Wednesday, revealing our first look at footage from the long-awaited sequel to the 2004 superhero smash hit that grossed more than $633 million worldwide and won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.

According to the film’s official synopsis, Helen (Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight this time around, leaving Bob (Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (Sarah Vowell) and Dash (Huck Milner) to the navigate the day-to-day heroics of normal life. However, when a new villain hatches a brilliantly dangerous plot, the family, and Frozone (Samuel. L Jackson), must find a way to stop him.

Advertisement

Along with the arrival of the new Incredibles 2 trailer came three teaser posters that showcase how being a parent truly is a heroic act.

The Incredibles 2 voice cast also includes Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Jonathan Banks, Sophia Bush, and Isabella Rossellini. The film will open in theaters this summer on June 15.

Continue Reading

Movie Trailers

The new ‘Rampage’ trailer features plenty of Dwayne Johnson and destructive monsters

Published

on

An action-packed new trailer for Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming monster movie Rampage was unleashed this morning and it further reveals what we can expect from the film inspired by the video game series of the same name, which finds a destructive gorilla on the loose in the streets of a busy city.

Johnson stars here as primatologist Davis Okoye, a man who shares an unshakable bond with George, an extraordinarily intelligent silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates the gentle ape into a raging creature of enormous size.

Advertisement

“Of course the wolf flies,” Johnson says in one scene, as a gigantic, rather demonic-looking flying wolf comes crashing through a building, revealing that George isn’t the only victim of Project Rampage, which seems to have created an entire pack of alpha predators across North America hellbent on destroying everything in their path.

Brad Peyton, who previously collaborated with Johnson on the 2015 blockbuster hit San Andreas, directed Rampage from a script written by Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse, Ryan J. Condal, and Adam Sztykiel.

Rampage also stars Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Joe Manganiello, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, P.K. Byrne, Marley Shelton, Breanne Hill, Jack Quaid, Matt Gerald, Jason Liles, Demetrius Grosse, and Will Yun Lee, and will open in theaters on April 20.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement