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Super Bowl Movie Trailers

Here in the US the Super Bowl is known as a time to see a ton of funny commercials and some movie trailers for upcoming summer blockbusters.  If you’re lucky like me you get to see your favorite NFL team win the Super Bowl (Go Packers!).  I wanted to share some of the commercials and movie trailers I really enjoyed.

Captain America: The First Avenger: This is the movie trailer that I was most excited for.  This was the first footage we saw of Cap in action and of the Red Skull.  The Cap movie is looking pretty good to me and I’m looking forward to the next trailer that might tell us a little bit more of the story.  But, can anyone really hate on this movie when they see Cap throw his shield, its just awesome looking.

Thor: Based on the quality of both Marvel trailers, this could be a great summer for Marvel comic book movies.  The Thor trailer didn’t add anything new, but it was good.  I think this movie could end up appealing to regular audiences as well as the fanboys.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: I’m not sure how much I’m going to like this movie, and to be honest it kind of smells like a cash grab by Disney.  This trailer didn’t seem to give up too much new, but it was fun.  Pirates 4 could be a good movie, and hopefully it is.  I really think people are going to start getting tired of Captain Jack if they actually start a new trilogy.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon: You can tell this is a Michael Bay film based on all the explosions.  Cheap shots aside, this actually got me pretty interested despite the fact that I have absolutely no idea what is going on.  I’m looking forward to finding out more about this movie before forming an opinion, but it can’t be much worse than the last one.

Cowboys and Aliens: Some people are hating about the simplistic title of the movie, but I love it.  It tells you what the movie is about from the very beginning.  With a great cast and established director this movie should be awesome.

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One response to “Super Bowl Movie Trailers

  1. Ferg February 8, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Captain America:
    I don’t have much to add. Its on my want-to-see list.

    Thor:
    Did I miss something? I thought Thor was a prince of Asgard. So what is this quote from the trailer about “Whoever welds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor”. Is it kind of an Excalibur thing where Thor is the one who hold the hammer? Anyway, guess I should brush up on my hero mythology.

    Pirates:
    Yes to cash grab, yes to entertaining, yes I want to see it in the theater… There is a reason the ride at Disney World was one of the more well known even before the movies.

    Transformers:
    Main picks I got from this were the animal oriented transformations we have going on here at :19 (fish and jellyfish, but flying), :21 (worm like tunneler), and :24 (bird – seemed buzzard-ish to me). Also, Optimus Prime seems to have kept the wings from the end of the last one.

    Cowboys Vs. Aliens:
    I like the look of the 10 legged flying thing (:16, :23, and :25). I’m curious to find out if that is an armored alien, or a small attack craft. I bet we will see a lot of it in the movie.
    Also, tease Olivia Wilde in the buff and you have my attention (:18).

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