A Bunch of New Movie Trailers Have Arrived at San Diego Comic-Con

As you may know SDCC has arrived and debuted movie and television news for the past weekend. This is always the most exciting time of the year for me because there is so much news that arrives surrounding films that I’m eager to hear about. Well, yesterday Warner Bros. debuted a bunch of trailers to get us excited for their movies arriving either later this year or early next year and I’m here to share them with you all. Enjoy!

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

If you were at all bummed out by that eensy-weensy sneak peek of Godzilla: King of the Monsters that was revealed the other day well this official trailer was released yesterday and I have to say, it definitely looks decent. I watched Godzilla four years ago thinking it was going to be positively awesome and it was very disappointing indeed. I mean, it was absolutely horrendous, which was a bummer because I’ve always wanted to see a really good, modern Godzilla movie.

Well, this film definitely looks like it’ll be better than that movie as it clearly shows more monsters and plenty of jaw-dropping destruction that’ll look amazing in IMAX. I’m pretty sure the story will be sub par but the action will probably be worth the admission fee and that’s enough to make me want to see this movie.

Shazam!

Ah, what do I think about this trailer? Um…on one hand it’s a cute, hilarious idea of a superhero origin story as it shows this kid become a grown adult superhero just by saying Shazam! (Lol.) On the other hand it kind of looks corny too though. I don’t know anything about the character, Shazam, and so this is brand new for me and while I’m trying to totally dig this trailer it just feels a little wack to me.

It feels like the DCEU’s version of Spider-Man: Homecoming but unlike Marvel it just didn’t look as enjoyable as I would’ve liked it to. And is it just me or does Shazam’s outfit look like some fancy cosplay? Ugh, that suit looks terrible.

I feel bad complaining about another DC Extended Universe movie but if they keep cranking out films like this I’m just gonna keep not being happy with these movies.

Aquaman

Okay, Aquaman…once again I’m having mixed feelings. On one hand I love the visuals and Aquaman’s world is truly magnificent. But then on the other hand the CGI looks awfully close to resembling Justice League which is not good at all, the way the trailer was made is trying to convey that this movie will be epic but instead it makes all of the cliché beats that mediocre movie trailers have, and Jason Momoa could be the most awesome Aquaman ever but he just doesn’t feel epic enough to me. I mean, he’s cracking jokes here and there throughout the trailer like it’s a Marvel movie but it isn’t and that’s why these DCEU movies keep failing.

Marvel has made a template for how movie franchises should be run and how they can be successful but you can’t completely take their playbook and apply that to your movies. It isn’t going to work. The reason I love The Dark Knight trilogy that Christopher Nolan made is because they are dark, gritty films who don’t apologize for pushing outside of the box. I mean, The Dark Knight was rated R because it was unwilling to allow narrative barriers to keep it from being a seriously dark film that showed The Joker in all of his glorious cynicism.

The DCEU was going in the right direction with Man of SteelBatman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Wonder Woman because those were films with serious tones. And then they tried too hard to be a carbon copy of Marvel by incorporating humor into these movies and it just…isn’t working.

I wish I could say I was SUPER excited about this movie but after seeing this trailer I’m honestly a little disappointed. One positive thing I can say about this film though is that the action is going to be AMAZING in IMAX and that alone may make me go see this movie.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

I just finished binge-watching the Harry Potter series and so to see this Fantastic Beasts trailer made me so happy simply because of all of the incredible magic that was displayed in this trailer. The teaser was amazing and this trailer only built on that magic by showing more characters, plenty of jaw dropping spells, and more Dumbledore.

Oh my goodness. I totally got nostalgic seeing Dumbledore teaching young Newt Scamander how to control his fears using the Ridicilus charm with the magic wardrobe thingy. Hee-hee, I’m getting giddy just thinking about it. Anyway, this trailer was very exciting to watch. I love the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and I know for a fact that this movie is going to be better than its predecessor by far.

I also love that this trailer showed a lot but didn’t spoil anything at the same time. There’s still a bunch of the movie missing and that’s always exciting because that means I won’t be able to predict what happens in the film, which is very important for a movie to be good.

So, these are the four trailers that I wanted to share with you from Comic-Con. As you can see Fantastic Beasts was my favorite trailer of the bunch but I have to say, Godzilla: King of the Monsters looked kind of good too and it’s always fun to watch a destructive monster movie.

I thank you for reading (or watching) and I hope you have a wonderful day.

5 thoughts on “A Bunch of New Movie Trailers Have Arrived at San Diego Comic-Con”

  1. Great article, Annlyel! Here are my thoughts on the trailers:

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters – It looks ok, but I have a feeling the movie will focus more on the human characters than Godzilla himself. I will say that having “Clair de Lune” featured as the main song in the trailer was a very interesting and unusual choice.

    Shazam! – This trailer looked like a mix of Big (the Tom Hanks movie), 13 Going on 30, and a Nickelodeon movie from the ‘90s. In fact, I think the idea for a Shazam movie would have worked better as a family film in the ‘90s. How is this movie going to fit in with the rest of the DCEU?

    Aquaman — Out of all the San Diego Comic Con trailers I’ve seen, this is the best one! Aquaman reminded me a lot of Thor (one of my favorite MCU superheroes) and the visuals looked really good! The story itself felt like the first Thor movie meets the Disney Channel movie, The Thirteenth Year. I can understand how you feel about the trailer, but we’ll just have to wait for the reviews.

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – I will admit that I didn’t see the first Fantastic Beasts film. This trailer, however, didn’t really entice me to watch this particular series. It felt like scenes were being shown off, with little explanation given for what the story was about.

    As a whole, the trailers that were released at San Diego Comic Con this year (especially the ones I saw) were very underwhelming. I am surprised that the Aquaman movie didn’t move release dates because there are several other movies being released on December 21st or around that date. Unless someone knows something I don’t, I’m also surprised that we didn’t hear any announcements at SDCC about Matt Reeve’s Batman movie. After watching and reviewing The Dark Knight on my blog, I wanted to tell you that none of Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies are rated R.

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    1. Those are great analytic points of each trailer! As for ‘The Dark Knight’ it is rated R because for a long time I couldn’t watch it. (Hee-hee.) That’s why it was such a raw film and Joker was allowed to be so dementedly scary.

      And I’ll tell you why the trailers at this Comic-Con were so boring. No Marvel or ‘Star Wars’ movie trailers. 🙂

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      1. According to IMDB, The Dark Knight is rated PG-13, but maybe there is an R rated version of the film that I’m not aware of. I do agree with you about the absence of Stars Wars and Marvel at San Diego Comic Con. Very few of this year’s trailers seemed to spark any amount of excitement like in years past. It would be a little too early to show any material for Avengers 4 or Star Wars Episode 9, but a teaser trailer for Captain Marvel could’ve been presented.

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      2. Oh my goodness, I know. Where’s Captain Marvel? I can’t wait to see the teaser. I’m sure it’s going to be epic.

        And wow…all this time I thought The Dark Knight was rated R but you’re right. It is PG-13. I’m very impressed. I wish the current DC Comics movies were just as raw and gritty as those Christopher Nolan films.

        ‘The Dark Knight’ is in fact one of my favorite movies of all time because of its many twists and turns. Maybe one day DC Comics will get the formula. Thanks for the facts. 🙂

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