Join us every week for a trip into the weird and wonderful world of trailers. Whether it’s the first teaser for the latest instalment in your favourite franchise, an obscure preview for a strange indie darling, whether it’s good, bad, ugly or just plain weird – your favourite pop culture baristas are there to tell you what they think.
As we are hurtling towards the holiday season and things are getting busier and busier, we still find the time to write the occasional post – such as Friday’s Six Damn Fine Degrees about Matt’s increasing disillusionment with redemption narratives. Sure, many an engaging story was about bad boys trying to un-break bad, but should our focus always be on them?
Anyway, since Star Wars may be the pre-eminent franchise that fetishises redemption narratives, here’s a trailer for an upcoming Star Wars games – because redemption is twice as yummy if it’s the player trying to make up for their dark, dastardly actions, right?
Matt continued with a post about how the true horror lies on a rally track, at night, with busted headlights.
But that’s enough video game trailers for now – let’s continue with the regular weekly content!
Matt: A post-apocalypse? How very been there, done that! And do we really want another end-of-the-world scenario brought about by… Matt checks his notes… a swine flu pandemic? Really?! Get outta here! Except there’s something to this trailer for Station Eleven that feels different. For one thing, its lead is Mackenzie Davis, who’s been great in so many things (including the underwatched Halt and Catch Fire), for another, this adaptation of Emily St. John Mandel’s award-winning novel was created by Patrick Somerville, who made the Netflix series Maniac and wrote for The Leftovers. At a glance, at least, Station Eleven seems to be more poetic, more gentle than your usual post-apocalypse, so let’s see how this turns out.
Matt: And finally… this doesn’t call itself a trailer – but it’s a very welcome reminder that the wonderful Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is being continued. It’ll still be a year, but it’s definitely the Spider-feature on the horizon that I’m most looking forward to.