San Diego Comic-Con, arguably the biggest and most prominent comic/movie/television convention in the world, wrapped up on Sunday, July 22, and boy, it did not disappoint.
From TV shows to indie films to movie franchises: there are the top five trailers from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The second film in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, the sequel looks far more entertaining than the original, which was largely focused on setting up the universe.
Magizoologist Newt Scamander joins forces with young Albus Dumbledore to prevent the devious Gellert Grindelwald from raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings.
Gotta admit: I was presently surprised by how decent Shazam! looks.
The sequel no one asked for or saw coming but now everyone wants, let’s hope Glass lives up to the hype. The cast is A+, let’s see if the script is just as strong.
Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has 23 personalities.
Ugh, DC … when will they ever learn? They’re playing a dangerous, dangerous game with this here Aquaman film: the acting looks horrendous and the dialogue pitiful, so they’re really banking on the spectacle of the special effects. You want to know why Wonder Woman is the most successful movie in the DCEU? It’s the most down to earth & realistic.
Aquaman looks like it’s shaping up to be the exact opposite of Wonder Woman.
Aquaman finds himself caught between a surface world that ravages the sea and the underwater Atlanteans who are ready to revolt.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
For my money, easily the best trailer of the weekend. The first modern Godzilla was the definition of “eh”, but it surrrreeeee does look like they’ve figured it out for this second one. This trailer has no business being as epic as it ends up being: truly impressive stuff.
Plus, can we just acknowledge that 14-year-old Millie Bobby Brown is STAR of this tentpole, action franchise film? That’s just impressive.
The new story follows the heroic efforts of the cryptozoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient superspecies, thought to be mere myths, rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
That’s it, that’s the top 5. There are plenty of other trailers that came out this weekend, but we only care about the best ones at COED. If you want to find the rest, use the Google machine and you’ll find all the trailers from Comic-Con no problem.