Trailer Friday: The Acolyte, The Boys, and choosing violence

Trailer Friday: The Acolyte, The Boys, and choosing violence

It’s time to really accept that good guys can be bad

It’s Friday, and Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes hits theaters this weekend. I managed to see it at an early access screening earlier this week, and really enjoyed it. Last week I went and saw Fall Guy. And ALSO enjoyed it. In other words it’s Summer Movie Season, and that means we’ll be hitting the cinema a lot and/or turning on our favorite streaming service and watching 720p streams on a cheap “4K” screen from Walmart.

Whatever works!

Anyhoo, it’s also TRAILER season as studios try to get our momentum going through to the latter half of the year. I would pay to sit through an hour of awesome trailers while eating a popcorn from a Dune-theme buck and chugging back on a half-cherry, half-Coke frozen drink. But guess what? YOU don’t have to pay! YOU can sit on your couch and eat a Pop Tart just scroll down this list of videos.

We’re making it easy for you.

Let’s goooooo.

The Boys

Back for Season 4 in June, it looks to be the most violent season yet. Make sure to catch up with Gen V on Amazon Prime first, though.

A Quiet Place: Day One

The third Quiet Place movie shows the start of the invasion, when people didn’t know to be, uh, quiet. We’re still noisy and we’re going to pay for it. The cast is great, starring Lupita Nyong’o, Joseph Quinn, Alex Wolff, and Djimon Honsou. It hits theaters on June 28.


These days you might think that Twister was a mild documentary, what with world climate and weather going haywire over the last decades. But no, it was just a movie. And now they’re making a sequel that’s putting the PLURAL in the storm, with MANY tornados! This might feel all too real, given that the last month has been a wild and destructive one in the US with record numbers and sizes of tornados IRL. Maybe this sequel, coming July 19, is rather mild compared to reality again.

The Acolyte

We’ve had some teasers in the past, but we not have the first official full trailer for The Acolyte, the next Star Wars show on Disney+. The intriguing aspect of this series is that it takes place during the High Republic, hundreds of years before the Skywalker saga, when the Jedi were at their peak. The trailer shows some familiar locales, albeit untouched by the empire’s growth and destruction that leaves them where we typically know them. Coruscant especially looks very, very cool. It debuts with a two episode premiere on June 4.


Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis was only announced earlier this year, and yet it’s now far enough along that it is debuting at Cannes next week. It doesn’t have a US distributor yet, but we hope it finds one soon — the premise, seemingly of a man who finds profound power to stop time with the snap of his fingers, seems incredibly cool.

Mufasa: The Lion King

I enjoyed the first Lion King remake for what it was: not as great as the animated film, but a cool look at using technology to tell a story about animals. While the acting was great, and the plot was identical, the animals were almost too real and didn’t show the emotion that was a part of the 90s film. Now, there’s a sequel coming in December, telling the story of Simba’s famous father before he became king. And it looks… like more of the same?


J-Lo is back to doing weird sci-fi stuff again (god bless) and her newest film is a Netflix jam coming May 24. ATLAS features her in a mech suit and a bunch of rogue AI. Why not?

Dark Matter

Apple TV’s newest sci-fi series, Dark Matter, is based on the book by Blake Crouch and looks proper crazy. It focuses on a man hopping between dimensions and realities, and features some eye-popping set pieces. It JUST started streaming on Apple’s service, so get on it.

Transformers One

I’m always game for a new Transformers movie, and One is exactly that, a new Transformers movie, albeit an animated one. The film is a prequel, showing the start of all of the robot mess and serves as Optimus Prime’s ascension from Orion Pax to leader of the Autobots. It’s a choice animation style, considering we’ve become accustomed to the heavy CGI films and been pushed away from Gen 1 stuff, but it looks full of neat touches and call backs. It hits theaters on September 20.