The commercials are one of the more popular parts of the Super Bowl. Even though they’re attempts by companies to sell you stuff, people look forward to funny commercials. Movie studios decided to take part in the fun once again, spending millions upon millions to pump people up for new movies.
There was a good selection of films, but only one movie that we hadn’t seen anything of before in Fast and Furious 6. So let’s take a trip through Super Bowl commercial land and watch every movie trailer that premiered.
Star Trek Into Darkness
Evil voice over. Lots of explosions. Shiny stuff. That’s what filled the Star Trek trailer to the brim. Guess what? It still looks pretty good. Minus the epic jump off the building, most of the set pieces from the original trilogy are here. One interesting thing to note is that a lot of it looks to be based on Earth.
World War Z
This was a disappointing one. Not because it looks odd. The CG zombies still look like a huge red flag to me, production issues aside. It’s disappointing because there’s very little new footage and they just recut the first trailer into a shorter package. It could be because the trailer editors were lazy. Or it could be because there’s not a lot of finished or great footage to show off. Either way, meh.
Fast and Furious 6
I’m sold. Fast Five was great because it was a big, fun car action heist movie. And it looks like we’re going to get a bigger and better version of that in Fast and Furious 6. Car-flipping cars? Yeah! Tanks? Oh snap! Bringing down a plane with high-powered cars? Why the hell not? Gimme. Gimme. Gimme.
The Lone Ranger
This is the most promising this movie has looked. Until now, we’ve seen a super serious version of The Lone Ranger with a whole helluva lot of Johnny Depp as Tonto. Now we’re seeing a little bit of what made Pirates of the Caribbean so fun. Depp as comic relief side character with a bunch of big spectacle going on around him. If Disney could advertise more of that this movie is going to be fine.
Oz The Great and Powerful
Minus the set design, which is evocative of Tim Burton’s terrible Alice in Wonderland, this doesn’t look like too bad of a time. It looks like fun. And the weird mystery they’re trying to sell of which witch is the evil one might make for an interesting twist. The most exciting part has to be seeing a new take on the world of Oz, and from Sam Raimi no less. Raimi is the guy behind the original Evil Dead and Spider-Man, by the way.
Iron Man 3
This was a good looking sequence. 13 falling people. Tony Stark can only carry four people without plummeting to earth. And the Extended Look, below, is quite funny and goes into Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin. This movie has failed to look bad so far. In fact, there’s nothing I’ve seen that has me the slightest bit concerned. Hopefully it delivers.
That’s it. All the Super Bowl movie spots. Which was your favorite?