First up, Warner Bros. released the first official trailer for Scoob!, the brand new CGI Scooby-Doo movie that takes us back to when Scooby (voiced by Frank Welker) meets Shaggy (voiced by Will Forte) and the rest of the Mystery Gang (Zac Efron as Fred, Amanda Seyfried as Daphne, and Gina Rodriguez as Velma), before they solving mysteries.
I was a Scooby-Doo fan when I was little, and I also grew up with the live-action movies that aren’t good now. With the announcement of a new animated movie, Scoob! looks impressive. The positive thing that comes from the trailer is that the animation for the characters looks perfect, and another thing is that they’re selling the relationship between Scoob and Shaggy when they were little cute. But I’m curious to see this take the origin story and make it worthwhile.
‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ (2/14/2020)
Next up, Paramount Pictures finally gives us a new trailer for the live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie. If you remember when the first trailer came out back in early May, you would know that the CGI/live-action look at Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) was abysmal, and the internet collectively agreed that it’s the stuff that makes up nightmares (human teeth, really?). So, the studio listened to the fans and pushed the release date to February 2020 to redesign the look, and it’s a massive improvement.
That’s not to say the movie itself will be good and Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik will be over-the-top, but the new look is staying true to the original look of Sonic. The action has some promise, and the feel of it was 100 times better from the original since it looked fan-made. This new trailer now looks like this could be fun and shows the character’s personality.
‘Fantasy Island’ (2/14/2020)
Next up, Sony Pictures released the first trailer to Blumhouse’s produced remake on the classic ’70s television series Fantasy Island. In this horror modernization, Michael Peña plays Mr. Roarke, who invites guests to an exclusive island where the residents can fulfill their ultimate fantasies, but with a dark twist on what they want.
Have I watched the show before? I haven’t, but I’m a little familiar with the premise. This trailer goes for a different tone, and I’m not sure if it will work for the actual movie. And director Jeff Wadlow track record doesn’t scream excitement, especially when his last movie was Truth or Dare. Also, who’s the person who threw in Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings”?
‘The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run’ (5/22/2020)
Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies released the first official trailer to The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run (originally subtitled “What a Wonderful Sponge”), the third feature-length movie featuring the popular character. We see Spongebob and Patrick go on an adventure to the Lost City of Atlantic City to search for Gary.
Spongebob fan? Yes. Being that this will be CG instead of the traditional 2D animation that was used the first two, it threw me off the first time I watched the trailer. But it looks pretty cool, and it could harken back to the humor of the first three seasons. Just like the second movie, it will also mix with live-action and animation. What sold me completely was the appearance of Keanu Reeves as a head in a tumbleweed. Fingers-cross hoping this doesn’t become a waste of time.
‘Trolls World Tour’ (4/17/2020)
DreamWorks Animation released a new trailer for Trolls World Tour Thursday morning. Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake reprising the voices of Queen Poppy and Branch as they embark on a journey to save the six troll lands devoted to different genres of music, from funk, country, techno, classical, pop, and rock from Queen Barb (Rachel Bloom).
The first trailer dropped back in June, and it wasn’t anything amazing, but it looked fine enough. I didn’t like this trailer if I had to be honest. This just felt long and wasn’t making me laugh, but a little annoyed. Though I thought the trailers for the original didn’t look good either, the movie itself might end up being decent.
‘The Way Back’ (3/6/2020)
Next up, Warner Bros. Pictures has released the first trailer for The Way Back, the upcoming sports drama with Ben Affleck. He plays a former high school basketball star that ends up becoming the new coach while struggling with alcoholism and leading his team to victory.
I like this trailer. I’m usually up for a good sports movie, especially knowing Affleck’s in it and it’s directed by Gavin O’ Connor, who directed him in the underrated The Accountant. Kind of has a Coach Carter/ Glory Road feel to it. It might end up being a formulaic drama, but here’s hoping it’s more than that.
‘6 Underground’ (12/13)
Netflix released the second trailer for Michael Bay’s next action movie 6 Underground. Promoted as a fake promo of Italy, this basically shows a lot of a car chase through the city… and that’s it.
Who knows if the action will be killer in the entire movie, but it has that Bay humor that’s not horrendous, but still not funny, even coming from Reynolds. I hope 6 Underground ends up being fun trash that’s almost an enjoyable Bay movie.
And lastly, Amazon Studios released the official trailer for Seberg. Kristen Stewart plays actress and activist Jean Seberg, who was targeted by the FBI because of her involvement with Hakim Jamal and the Black Panthers.
Never heard of Jean Seberg before this trailer came out, but it looks like it has some intrigue about this true story. Stewart already looks to be giving a good performance. This premiered at Vince this past summer with mixed reviews, so I don’t know if it worth checking out or not.