Blerd Required Viewing: Our Fave Summer Blockbuster Movie Trailers

Summer is nearly upon us, and in preparation for that movie-going season,  a plethora of blerd-friendly trailers dropped over the weekend. I may have been undecided on a few of these films before, but they each may have just earned my summer movie-watching ticket money with these blockbuster trailers. Watch, reel, and repeat below.


My disdain for Disney aside, this sci-fi adventure based off of the best land in their theme parks (come on, just admit it) looks enthralling. There’s George Clooney playing an old scientist. There’s monorails. There’s lasers. What’s not to love?


I have been highly skeptical of this film since the moment that it was announced. I wasn’t sure that the one and only Ant-Man could have a film portrayal that was accurate to the source material, entertaining, and serious all  at once. But, I think this first true official trailer has won me over. Corey Stoll, of House of Cards and The Strain fame, stacks up to be a capable and formidable villain. Evangeline Lilly is a powerful force on-screen (already crossing my fingers on her becoming The Wasp in Ant-Man 2). And  the fight scenes look truly engaging, broken up by Marvels’ trademark humorous elements (just reference the Iron Man films). On July 17, I’ll be ready.

Terminator Genisys

This trailer is highly spoiler-y, so if you plan on reserving any surprise for when the film bows July 1, 2015, avert your eyes. That being said, the bombs that the trailer drops do make the film staggeringly more interesting than it seemed before, if not provocative. It’ll be interesting to see how fanboys digest the interesting turn of events the film takes.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

During the MTV Movie Awards (that’s still a thing?), Robert Downey Jr. was presented with the “MTV Generation Award”, i.e. a means to further promote Avengers: Age of Ultron. I ain’t mad though. They chose this occasion to share 90 seconds of the film that showcases a battle between the Hulk and Iron Man, in Hulkbuster gear. Nuff said.

Which of these films are you looking forward to the most?

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Daren W. Jackson

Daren is one half of the Water Cooler Convos team. He's a writer, music connoisseur, and comic book geek who spends his free time working on his novel and other short stories.