5 Must-See TV and Movie Trailers: ‘BvS’ Ultimate Edition and More
Trailers are as much a part of the movie-going experience nowadays as the films themselves. There’s something incomparably exciting about seeing what amounts to a two-minute sizzle reel of a release’s best scenes. It’s why trailer culture has proliferated into what it is today, and makes it so even the release date of a short teaser is a day to look forward to. In the spirit of these, our team gathers together the best the internet has to offer, delivering all the trailers and teasers you can possibly handle in one place every week.
1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ultimate Edition
News about the rumored R-rated Blu-ray cut of Batman v Superman predate the theatrical release of the movie itself. The first whisperings conveniently surfaced right around the time Deadpool took box offices by storm, so it’s certainly no coincidence that DC is trying to capitalize. Releasing July 19 of this year, the “Ultimate Edition” will feature that extended R-rated cut and “a Dolby Atmos soundtrack remixed specifically for the home theater environment to place and move audio anywhere in the room including overhead.”
The release is also jam-packed with a treasure trove of extra features that profile virtually every major character in the film. Overall, it’s a pretty clear effort from Warner/DC to incentivize audiences to re-watch a movie that didn’t quite manage to meet expectations. Critics weren’t particularly crazy about it since the day it released, and even though it made a cool $871 million at the box office, Marvel’s Civil War eclipsed that mark in just three weeks. Still, there’s no shortage of cool content offered on the Ultimate Edition to make up for all this.
2. Son of Zorn
There aren’t a whole lot of networks taking chances in the comedy genre. Fox especially has been guilty of this, having prolonged New Girl well past its shelf life creatively. They’ll be taking a huge step in another direction this fall though, thanks to the Phil Lord and Chris Miller-led Son of Zorn. The show stars Jason Sudeikas as the animated Zorn, a He-Man stand-in working a 9-to-5 in the real world. It’s a clever idea that looks just crazy enough to work, and the sizzle reel released by the network shows a ton of potential.
While comedy has largely languished over the last two years, science-fiction has thrived. The next in a long line of intriguing concepts comes to us in Morgan, a film that looks to be very much in line with the eery, quasi-horror feel of Ex Machina. The story follows a group of scientists and a risk-management expert, as they evaluate the humanity of a lab-created artificial being named Morgan (so basically exactly the plot of Ex Machina, minus the robots). It looks like a promising addition to a competitive sci-fi movie market, helped by an A-list and a fairly new director in Luke Scott.
Speaking of cool sci-fi concepts, NBC is launching its own series in that vein for the fall. It’ll be led by Supernatural mastermind Eric Kripke, taking us through an intricate web of time travel-centric drama (with splashes of light-hearted comedy mixed in for good measure). The basic plot follows a team commissioned with traveling back in time to stop a criminal from altering the course of history forever. With a seasoned showrunner like Kripke at the helm, there’s no reason to believe this can’t be the next big network hit, especially without much competition within the sci-fi genre in primetime right now.
5. Monster Trucks
You can file Monster Trucks right up there with Sharknado and Zombeavers in terms of bizarrely attractive ideas for monster movies, except this one is getting a full-blown theatrical release. It comes to us courtesy of the folks behind Ice Age, about a family of creatures that live inside of cars and trucks. Think Free Willy meets E.T. meets The Iron Giant, and that seems to be what this one is aiming for. Whether it can actually pull off that considerable feat is another question altogether, but it’ll at least be an interesting ride all the same.
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