It’s that special time of the week again: when we bring you all the best movie and television trailers the internet has to offer. It’s been a busy week on that front too, with the first look at Supergirl on the CW arriving alongside a teaser for CBS’s rebooted Star Trek series. Of course that’s not all we saw. Alongside all this comes a host of exciting movie trailers, so let’s jump right in and see what we’ve got.
Controversy has followed the Paul Feig Ghostbusters reboot wherever it’s gone. Its first trailer was one of the most disliked videos on YouTube ever, and since then, doubts have swirled around concerning whether the film can measure up to the originals. For what it’s worth, Feig’s done all he can to reassure fans, asking them in an interview with “Famous Monsters of Finland” to “either give us a chance, or you don’t have to see it. I’m really proud of it.”
The second full-length trailer though ….well, it’s something. The movie looks to feature a lot of not-so-realistic CGI along with your normal dose of lightly scripted comedic improv. Still, it’s tough to know exactly how good a film will be based solely on a couple trailers, so we’ll withhold the bulk of our judgment until we see the finished product. A strong creative team with a talented cast certainly helps Ghostbusters enough to give it the benefit of the doubt… for now.
2. Supergirl on The CW
The last couple weeks have seen some large-scale shakeups in the world of superheroes. Warner Bros. rearranged its entire corporate structure to better server their DC film universe, Marvel cancelled Agent Carter, and CBS’s Supergirl was officially moved over to the CW with a slashed budget. The move may just serve the series well in the end though, putting the Girl of Steel right in the middle of the network’s wildly popular expanded universe of superheroes. Whether that can boost its flagging ratings is another question altogether, but joining Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow only helps its case.
3. Sausage Party
The whole “inanimate objects are actually sentient beings when we’re not looking” idea of Toy Story is something that’s been imitated, copied, and even sometimes improved on since the film first released. Sausage Party though takes that to the next level. The movie posits that our food is actually alive, and thinks of humans as benevolent gods that choose them for a higher calling at the supermarket. What they find out though is that they’re actually acquired for consumption. The rules of the universe past that seem a little hazy, but at the same time, the trailer makes it look like a hilariously horrific alternative to kid-friendly Toy Story approach.
4. Star Trek (CBS)
Much of the sci-fi/fantasy noise out there relates to Star Wars, with new stories breaking in that universe on a weekly basis. Not to be overshadowed though is Star Trek, a franchise going through a reboot of its own. Star Trek Beyond hits theaters July 22 this summer, followed by the debut of a brand new television series on CBS in January 2017. The first teaser promises “new crews, new villains, new heroes, and new worlds,” giving us a wholly different Trek experience than the one we’ve had in the last few years.
5. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Tour movies for artists like Justin Bieber and One Direction have reached critical mass in terms of their ability to be taken seriously. This in turn cleared the way for The Lonely Island’s Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. The parody flick takes some big swings at Bieber in the newest trailer, detailing his extensive entourage of yes-men, a visit to the Anne Frank house, and an ego so big that terms like “self-awareness” are barely existent. The Lonely Island has always been good for taking shots at the more ridiculous aspects of the modern music industry. Popstar affords us a feature-length movie of this, and it couldn’t have arrived at a better time.
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