The Super Bowl Trailers You Want To Watch
By Alex Cranz
I know longer have to share a television with my brother, Mr. All State Football jock dude. I haven’t had to share a tv with him outside of holidays in maybe ten years. But even so every Super Bowl I relish the fact that we live in different places because it means I do not have to watch the Super Bowl.
Maybe you’re like me and gleefully skipped it so you could catch up on Nikita on Hulu. Or maybe you watched the whole thing, Madonna sing along and all (discussion of the MIA awesomeness tomorrow!). Either way you probably missed all the overpriced ads and the really cool film trailers that happened during potty breaks.
So now, for you viewing pleasure, the best of the lot.
“I have an army.”
“We have a Hulk.”
And then my heart exploded because the Hulk was flying through space ships or whatever the nemesis is and he did not even care. Also Scarlett Johansson did something slightly more interesting than fart fire in this trailer. Maybe she’ll have an actual role in the film? One can hope!
Devin Faraci over at Badass Digest made a really excellent point last night. If the ads weren’t trying to play up the RIDICULOUS attachment this film has to a board game than people would actually be excited about Tim Riggins and Rihanna and the US Navy fighting aliens. It’s like Battle: LA only less suckage and more Peter Berg doing what he does best. Which, in case you didn’t know, is filming highly entertaining action films.
I have to admit, this trailer isn’t very good. None of the trailers for this film have been very good. They’ve often bordered on…awful.
But Confederate soldier Tim Riggins gets transported to Mars where all the men are CGI and all the ladies are sexy and he has big pulpy fight scenes with furry rancors and it is directed by Andrew Stanton. That is the guy who wrote and directed the perfect films Finding Nemo and Wall-E. It will be incredibly difficult for him to NOT make an awesome movie.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
The first live action G.I. Joe movie was silly good fun. This looks like more of the same, but with the Rock and Bruce Willis and Cobra Commander in the White House.
I can dig it.
No trailer. It was everything we’ve seen before. I’m still vaguely excited but that spot was just tired.