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Trailer Trove: Geostorm, Godzilla Monster Planet and more

We saw a good number of exciting trailers last week, but this week seems too dull. Our discovery portals for trailers grow every day and very few caught our attention this time. Of course, these aren’t the only ones released but these are the ones you should definitely catch up over the weekend.

Speaking of recent movies, Spiderman: Homecoming is out. We watched it. We loved it. We’re probably going to watch it again. Yes, it’s that good. You can read our spoiler-free review here. How Spiderman fits in the Infinity War is what we are looking forward to in the upcoming Marvel movies. This wasn’t much of a productive week, just some Attack of The Titans reruns. Most of us bought PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS and we’ve been camping, looting and running around the map since then. Here are four trailers from this week.

Geostorm

Movies based on natural disasters, the likes of 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow, have done quite well among the audiences. It doesn’t mean that it will always work, especially the endless number of movies featuring tornadoes. Geostorm has an interesting take where humans can finally control the weather. Poof, and just like that hurricane clouds can be decimated from the sky. But man-made things are flawed and this movie shows how the weather-control system starts wrecking the entire planet. The movie seems appealing because it isn’t the same old weather-gone-terrible drama but more than that.

Release date: October 20.

Godzilla: Monster Planet

The Godzilla franchise has been running for decades but it never got its own anime. Now it does, and it’s set in the future. And it’s not just a few centuries but 20,000 years ahead of where human beings have already left the Earth. Godzilla and other kaiju (giant monsters) are now the rulers of the planet but suddenly humans want to reclaim Earth after all these years. It premieres in Japan and later will be available on Netflix.

Release date: November 17

Polaroid

Horror movies and TV shows are evolving, Black Mirror to be precise since it goes away from the trope of ghosts haunting a place or object. Polaroid isn’t one of them but now we get to see a ghost haunting a new object, as you guessed it, a Polaroid camera. Having already haunted dolls, phones, mirrors, and even social media, the day isn’t far when they explore VR headsets. Imagine playing an abandoned VR game and the only way to defeat the ghost is by furiously swinging those handheld controllers at it. We can already see a movie happening. Anyway, coming back to Polaroid, it seems like a photography equivalent of The Ring. The ghost’s kill list is of people who have been captured by the ancient polaroid camera.

Release date: August 25.

The Ritual

Moving to another horror movie trailer for this week, The Ritual finds a lot of resemblance to The Blair Witch Project. The trailer shows a guy guilty of his friend’s death taking a hike into the woods with a group of men. They decide to take a shortcut through a dense and dark forest and being a horror movie, we all know how that turns out to be every time. They will obviously stumble upon a freshly killed animal where one of them mentions that it’s a bad idea to go forward. They will obviously come across a creepy wooden house right in the middle of the forest. And this house will obviously have witchcraft artifacts tied up all over the place. Based on a novel by the same name, the movie follows an urban legend witchcraft horror trope. It will certainly be interesting to find out what or who is trying to kill them.

Release date: October 13.

Geostorm looks quite good. What do you think?

Abhijit Dey

Abhijit Dey

While indulging deep into conspiracy theories surrounding comic book movie plots, he can be found rewatching them looking for easter eggs. Otherwise, his weekends are spent on gaming and browsing memes.