Like many Americans, I stayed up late last night watching the
Super Bowl Super Ball. But unlike some, I could care less about football, I was just there for the commercials. Sure, I could have watched them all online (like you are doing), but it just isn’t the same.
Lately, I have been a bit occupied with things other than movies to really keep up, so some of these were new to me, others weren’t.
The following are my completely un-researched, un-fact-checked, un-spellchecked thoughts and opinions. You’ve been warned.
So the first trailer that we saw, or at least I saw was for what I am assuming is a board game adaption titled, Battleship.
Before I go any further, take a look at the trailer:
I don’t know about you, but I don’t remember any of that crazy shit happening in the board game! The only thing that looked remotely familiar were the fact that there were boats, and they were definitely being destroyed. The only thing that really came to mind when watching this trailer was Transformers, not Battleship. But then again, how else would you make a movie about a board game interesting without embellishing a little bit?
Disney’s John Carter:
Next up we had Disney’s newest Avatar meets Harry Potter film, John Carter. Yeah, I know, you don’t like the comparison. Basically what it boils down to is, John Carter didn’t catch my interests, at all. That’s really all I have to say.
Star Wars in 3D
Now, this was a good one. I think every comic/movie fan has been looking forward to this one for years now, and any chance I have to see a little more, I get just a little more excited. I especially liked the Hulk in this trailer. Partially because he is my favorite, but mostly because he is bad-ass.
*Note* This is the extended version of the Super Bowl spot. It is about twice as long. I guess the marketing budget didn’t allow for a 1-minute long commercial.
I was very disappointed with the first GI Joe flick, and this one looks no different. Imagine a mash-up between Mortal Combat and the Power Rangers. Yeah, I went there. If someone can give me a good reason as to why I should watch it, I will, otherwise it’s going onto my pass list.
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
I actually missed this one (dog had to pee) and saw it later on when TrailerAddict posted it. It looks interesting but too whimsical for me. But then again, I did like Despicable Me, and Horton Hears a Who, so there is still hope for The Lorax.
Last but not least we have the trailer for Borat’s new movie, The Dictator. That’s right folks, I have decided that Sacha Baron Cohen will now be referred to as Borat since that is pretty much all people will recognize him for.
The Dictator was another trailer that I apparently missed life, but thanks to TrailerAddict, I didn’t miss out completely. But after watching, I didn’t miss much. This trailer was hardly different from the previous trailer we saw about a month ago. Basically, they took a clip from before, added a Super Bowl/NBC joke, and then they were done. I wish I could get away with being that lazy when I go to work.
There you have it, folks. Another year worth of Super Bowl trailers. Is it just me or was last years lineup much better? Nothing really had that wow factor that we have had in previous years, nothing was overly new (Aside from the Avengers). Maybe my expectations were too high, maybe Hollywood put too much effort into SOPA and forgot they were supposed to be making entertaining films/advertisements. The world may never know.