It’s been an all-time low for us. The frequency of going out for movies has severely tanked since the last few months. Maybe there were just too many bad movies or we’ve grown a highly elitist opinion on our movie choices. On the contrary, 2017 looks like a great year for movies where Marvel and DC are throwing out movies by the bunch.
Every week, we’ll compile a list of our favourite Geek movie trailers. Now, don’t expect an exhaustive list, but feel free to make suggestions in the comments. These trailers, however, are hand-picked by our writers and editors. Without further ado, here are the trailers from this week:
Bruce Wayne aka Batman has started recruiting superheroes or “meta-humans”, as DC likes to call them because “mutants” was already taken by…err… someone else. Most superhero movies end up revealing at least half the plot of the movie in their teasers, trailers, featurettes, posters, behind the scenes, leaked set images, TV spots, etc. We’re just glad that this isn’t the case with Justice League (yet). The trailer is more about displaying how badass the characters are, and how good their witty, one-liner skills are. However, we did notice something missing. Where is Superman?
Release date: November 17.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
The first teaser from the movie based on a popular French sci-fi comics series – Valérian and Laureline – piqued our interest, despite none of us knowing about the series before seeing the trailer. The visual backdrops and elements depicted in the movie are rich as they try to recreate the illustrations from the comics itself. This trailer shows us more of Alpha (the actual city of a thousand planets), where thousands of diverse species from around the universe come together to share their technology and resources for everyone’s progress. Valérian and Laureline are guardians of the human territories, working for the government who are ordered to (you guessed it) save everyone from a looming threat within this endless city.
Release date: July 21.
Few of us here find clowns hilarious. Few of us don’t. At all. In fact, they are terrified of them. Based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel of the same name, the movie is actually a remake of the mini-series that aired more than 16 years ago. The story is about a bunch of kids trying to fight against an evil shape-shifting monster that lurks around town dressed up as a clown (that rhymed!). As it’s set in 1960, we’re already expecting some brilliant soundtracks from that era in the movie. Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things also joins the cast. Coming from a similar setting of a monster hiding in a small town with kids fighting back, he’ll definitely feel at home. Let’s make clowns scary again!
Release date: September 8.
War for the Planet of the Apes
Trailer number two of War for the Planet of the Apes is out and it details a little more about the plot. It talks about how the conflict between humans and apes has become worse, resulting in several deadly battles. The outcome of this gruesome war is going to determine which species survives on the planet. People who are already familiar with the franchise already know who wins. We get to see Caesar (voiced by Andy Serkins) and a brutal colonel (Woody Harrelson) go head-to-head. This movie sure ain’t no monkey business.
Release date: July 14.
This was the movie we were talking about when we said some just reveal the whole plot in the trailers. If you’re looking forward to this movie with bated breath, and absolutely love the Spiderman franchise, you might want to skip this trailer because of the spoilers it has. We’re optimistic though, and hoping there’s at least a twist or something at the end to make watching the movie worth it. The good thing about the trailer is seeing a lot of Spidey tech, most of which is provided by Tony Stark, of course. The franchise seems to rely heavily on Robert Downey Jr’s comic timing and coolness, though, doesn’t it?
Release date: July 7.
So what are you dying to watch this summer?