Superb Owl here with a rundown of the Superbowl trailers you need to see. From avian-themed espionage to a return for my ancestors the dinosaurs, 2018 is certainly shaping up to be tastier than a plump and juicy vole caught out in the open. Let us prey.
Red Sparrow (UK Release Date: 1 March 2018)
Of course this one caught my eye first, because I love a tasty sparrow and they don’t come much tastier than Jennifer Lawrence. Beating Marvel to the Black Widow punch lends this one an added frisson of excitement and the trailer certainly promises some hard-edged action.
A Quiet Place (UK Release Date: 6 April 2018)
We owls appreciate a quiet place during the day to rest our extremely rotatable heads, but nothing turns heads quite like real life celebrity adorable couple benchmark John Krasinski and Emily Blunt starring in a tense horror/ thriller which is also Krasinski’s directorial debut.
Solo: A Star Wars Story (UK Release Date: 25 May 2018)
We owls have remarkable eyesight yet even we were struggling to catch sight of anything encouraging from the forthcoming Star Wars spin-off, until this trailer landed. Question marks still remain, but there’s enough encouraging stuff in this mixed bag of a trailer to crank up the hype(rspace), especially with this teaser heralding the arrival of a full trailer in less than 12 parsecs.
UPDATE: “Full” trailer now released:
Skyscraper (UK Release Date: 13 July 2018)
Generally we birds aren’t overly fond of you humans putting up giant structures covered in lovely, reflective, invisible-to-us glass and we’d definitely suggest that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw Rocks, but when Dwayne Johnson hurls himself through the air hundreds of feet above the ground, you’d have to be dead not to be at least mildly intrigued.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (UK Release Date: 27 July 2018)
I’m always partial to a tasty mole and no cinematic organisation seems to have as many moles as the Impossible Mission Force. Continuing to defy the law of diminishing returns, the Mission: Impossible juggernaught shows every sign of speeding up rather than slowing down. It may be saddled with accommodating its ageing star’s mid-life crisis need to prove his machismo and stamina in ever-increasingly dangerous stuntwork but you can’t watch this trailer and not be chomping at the bit to book your tickets now. Plus, there’s a tasty little furry treat hiding on Henry Cavill’s top lip that I’m dying to sink my talons into.
The Cloverfield Paradox (UK Release Date: RIGHT NOW!)
Even with my excellent night vision, I didn’t spot this one breaking cover in the middle of the night. The third Cloverfield movie arrives on Youtube in the most metatextual surprise twist in cinema history. You can watch the trailer if you want, or you can watch the whole thing (provided you have a Netflix membership or at least know someone else’s Netflix account details) by click on “RIGHT NOW” above.
Avengers: Infinity War (UK Release Date: 27 April 2018)
It didn’t really need another trailer to build up the hype yet here it is, as Marvel make their move to dominate 2018. Sure to put a smile on MCU fans’ faces.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (UK Release Date: 6 June 2018)
Ah, its always good to catch up with family and this heartwarming tale of my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparents turning up in modern day times excites me no end. Volcanos, islands, children’s bedrooms, there’s apparently nowhere you can go where my saurian ancestors won’t be all up in your grill. Get you high heels on and get ready to run!
Bonus: Jeff Goldblum Jeep Commercial
Jeff, uh, finds a way…to steal the hype.
That’s it from me until next year. Owl be seeing you!