Men Release Date: Men is the latest A24 horror thriller directed by Alex Garland, who previously worked on Ex Machina and Annihilation.
Alex Garland is a name that many moviegoers will recognize.
Garland rose to prominence as a novelist in the 1990s, then went on to create screenplays for several critically praised genre films before moving into directing.
Ex Machina, Garland's official directorial debut, is notable because it won a Best Visual Effects Oscar in the same year as Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars.
The Force Awakens went on to become a classic in the sci-fi genre.
Garland's most recent picture, Men, is a departure from his previous efforts as a director in that it emphasizes horror over science fiction.
The film, which was first announced in 2021 and stars Academy Award nominee Jessie Buckley as a heartbroken widow, takes a sinister turn when a mysterious visitor begins to stalk her through the English countryside.
If that brief story explanation doesn't catch your attention, you should know that Rory Kinnear, who plays the numerous inhabitants of this area in Penny Dreadful, also features in the film.
Whether you're a Garland lover or just curious about the film, this handy guide will answer all of your questions about Men, including when it'll be released, if it'll be in theatres, and what critics have to say about it.
Watch The Men Trailer
On February 9, 2022, the first trailer for Men was published.
Buckley's character walks and approaches an ominous-looking statue in this 90-second teaser, which also depicts a bunch of apples slowly falling from a tree.
The trailer doesn't tell much about the plot of the film, but it nonetheless makes viewers curious to discover more.
The echoes of Buckley's calling that recur throughout the teaser just add to the discomfort.
On March 23, 2022, a full-length trailer was published.
While keeping the movie mysterious and unsettling, this trailer tells more about the plot and depicts some of the characters Kinnear portrays (a priest, a bartender, and a youngster, to mention a few).
The echoes of Buckley's voice play throughout, just as they did in the original trailer, and they're as frightening as ever.
When Will Men Be Released?
Men were released on May 20, 2022, in the United States and June 1, 2022, in the United Kingdom.
On May 22, 2022, the film will be shown as part of the Directors' Fortnight selection at the Cannes Film Festival.
Will Men Be Released in Theaters?
Yes, Men will be released in theatres across the United States on May 20, 2022.
The Men Plot
Many of Garland's films, whether he wrote them or directed them, have dealt with masculinity, and he intended to emphasize that with the title of his latest film.
Garland had this to say regarding the title of Men in an interview with Entertainment Weekly in April 2022:
“It appears frequently and in many forms. With Men, I just decided, “Screw it, I'm just going to dive right in.”
‘Perhaps it's only that with Men, instead of running beneath the surface, it sits there.'”
Garland says it's up to the audience to decide whether the film:
“A lot of it depends on how the audience reacts to it.
The film is about offering half of something, which may be touchstones, and asking the audience to give the other half.
If that's how you feel about it, I'm intrigued.”
If you wish to read more about the movie, below is the official plot synopsis:
Harper (Jessie Buckley) flees alone to the lovely English countryside in the aftermath of a personal tragedy, seeking to find a place to heal.
However, she appears to be being followed by someone or something from the nearby woods.
In creative filmmaker Alex Garland's (Ex Machina, Annihilation) frenetic, shape-shifting new horror thriller, what begins as simmering dread becomes a fully-formed nightmare, inhabited by her worst memories and anxieties.
Where To Watch? Is It Available On Netflix?
On its Twitter account, Free Guy announced that it will be available for streaming on Disney Plus starting February 23rd.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Upcoming Movie Men About?
Alex Garland wrote and directed Men, a folk horror film from 2022.
It follows a widowed young woman (Jessie Buckley) on a single holiday in the English countryside who is bothered by the local males (all portrayed by Rory Kinnear)
What Happens at the End of the Movie Men?
Harper is seen sitting alone outside the cottage the next day in the film's last scene, as her friend Riley, who is revealed to be pregnant, arrives to check on her.
Harper gives her buddy a faint, knowing smile as if to say, “Men — what are you going to do?” after surviving the harrowing encounter.
What Are Men About?
Harper retreats alone to the lovely English countryside in the aftermath of a personal tragedy, trying to find a place to heal.
Someone or something from the nearby woods, however, seemed to be following her.
What starts as a nagging concern quickly turns into a full-fledged nightmare, populated by her deepest memories and worries.