Judging Upcoming Movies Solely Based on Trailers

Grace Tucceri

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What do a superhero, rich person, red panda, murder suspect, and popstar have in common? They’re all movie stars.

Not all movies are created equal. I could easily tell this while watching previews when I went to see West Side Story with a friend recently. Both of us highly recommend it and definitely plan on seeing more movies together in the future. Thank goodness that’s what the 20 or so minutes before the movie actually starts is for! We sat through five trailers and I felt the urge to break down all of their trailers to see if they are worth my time

Downton Abbey: A New Era (March 18) – What on Earth is this? I know it’s part of some show for people who love 20th century England and that’s about it. Literally nothing happened and half of the trailer consisted of mansion shots. Snooze fest + easy pass. 

Marry Me (February 11) – Who decided that a rom-com about J-Lo and Owen “Wow” Wilson was a brilliant idea? Not me! However, the premise seems quite funny and some of the jokes worked really well. I’m on the fence about this one. 

The Batman (March 4) – Do we seriously need another Batman movie? Nah, but a darker, grittier take on the classic hero might be a fun time. Would only see it if a friend asked me to go. 

Turning Red (March 10) – Ouch, The Good Dinosaur and Cars 2 might have some competition for the worst Pixar film ever. Will unironically watch it for free on Disney+ with my friend for a good laugh. 

Death on the Nile (February 11) – Okay, this one looks halfway decent. I’m always down for a good murder mystery and this seems to fit the bill. Yes, take my money right now.  

That’s all for now! I can’t wait for more trailers to release soon – Knives Out 2 in particular!