The trailer for Bikeriders teases a new movie about the golden age of motorbikes. The new film, directed by Jeff Nichols (Loving, Midnight Special, and Mud), traces the beginnings of a fictional Midwestern motorbike gang called the Vandals in the 1960s.
20th Century Studios released the official trailer & poster for The Bikeriders. Here is all that you need to know.
The Bikeriders Trailer, Starring Austin Butler & Tom Hardy, Is Out Now!
The Bikeriders | Official Trailer
The trailer for Bikeriders teases a new film depicting the golden age of motorbikes. The forthcoming movie shows the emergence of the Vandals, a fictitious Midwestern motorcycle gang, throughout the 1960s.
The trailer opens with Kathy doing an interview in which she is asked to begin at the beginning. A flashback leads viewers to the bustling Chicago of 1965, immersing them in the Vandals’ glory days. Kathy refers to this period as the “golden age of bike riders.”
Johnny is also shown in the trailer questioning the notion of Benny taking over the club. Meanwhile, Kathy discusses her personal story of being in love with Benny at first sight, emphasizing her dreams of shaping him into someone wild in a unique way rather than someone different.
The motorcycle gang engages in more risky and criminal actions throughout the trailer. In the trailer, Johnny also tells Kathy that she would never be able to convince Benny to give up being a biker.
The clip clearly shows that the ensemble cast takes on Midwestern accents, some of which are acceptable and some highly overdone.
The trailer does an excellent job of establishing that the film will be a humanistic depiction of motorcycle gangs in America, which are often depicted unfavorably. However, the film will contain explicit violence.
Over time, the members show steadfast devotion to their wild lifestyle and their influential leader, played by Hardy. The poster, which depicts Butler riding a bike, has the words, “Legacies do not come easy,”.
The Cast and Crew of The Bikeriders.
The most stunning aspect of The Bikeriders trailer is the film’s fantastic ensemble cast, every one of whom is attempting a Midwestern accent to varied degrees of success. Butler is fresh off an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Elvis.
Butler’s Midwestern dialect is the most subdued in The Bikeriders. The same cannot be true about Comer and Hardy. Hardy is known for his unique dialects, but this is his debut attempting a Chicago-specific Midwestern dialect. Comer’s accent, on the other hand, is the most overdone.
The Bikeriders will be released in theatres on December 1. The Bikeriders recently screened at the Telluride Film Festival and received critical acclaim for accurately portraying the 1960s motorcycle subculture.
The film has also been praised for humanizing its topic, motorcycle gangs, frequently depicted in present movies and media.