A trailer mashup video posted to Youtube celebrates a successful return to cinema, after a year full of delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A compilation of trailers for some of the biggest films of 2021 celebrates a welcome return to cinema. While 2020 has seen many major film releases delayed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, 2021 has proven to be much more successful, with a buffet of blockbusters drawing fans to the big screen. Despite a slow start to the year, with moviegoers naturally nervous about returning to the cinema, Spider-Man: No Path Home helped end the year on a high, accelerating to become the highest-grossing film of the year after breaking the billion-dollar mark worldwide.
2021 has turned out to be significantly better for the film industry compared to the previous 12 months, with 2020 seeing theaters globally closed for much of the year and many release dates pushed back this year and beyond. In a controversial move, the uncertainty of the past year has led many films to forgo theaters and move straight to streaming services, angering industry players and fans alike. But, while 2021 hasn’t been without a hitch, cinemas have finally seen moviegoers returning through their doors, with people like Ghostbusters: the afterlife, Venom: let there be carnage and In the heights help revive theaters.
Now YouTuber Sleeping skunk, in what has become an annual tradition, has compiled a selection of trailers celebrating 2021’s biggest films. The video, which is just under six minutes long, shows off some of the best cinematic moments of the year, showing extracts from the likes of Dune, F9 and Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings. Not to mention some of the underrated hits that made their mark in 2021, the video also includes Psychopathic gorman, Last night in Soho and The green knight. Watch the video below:
The video helps to highlight how important 2021 has been to the film industry. While 2020 has not been without its blockbusters, such as Birds of prey and Bad boys for life, the glaring lack of outings left a hole in movie theater schedules that cinemas struggled to fill, even when it was safe to open. In contrast, 2021 offered an incredible amount of new things, with the Matrix resurrections and Ghostbusters: the afterlife offering a sense of familiarity at a time when so much seems uncertain. While some films may have missed the mark critically, with a glut of nostalgia-based films, fans finally had a reason to be excited to return to the cinema.
As Covid cases are on the rise again and much of the world comes under tighter restrictions, many films are already preemptively pushing back their release dates to fight possible cinema closings. Just this week, the next one John wick 4 has been pushed back to March 2023, in one of the most publicized delays in recent months. While delays are sadly inevitable, moviegoers have shown that the desire to watch movies in theaters is still alive and that the future of cinema still rests on the big screen.
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