In case you didn’t hear, there was a sporting event yesterday (and my team won!). But now it is over with and it is time to talk about the trailers that aired.
Captain America: Civil War
Holy crap! Bucky took a shot at Tony! And he looked freaked out that Bucky would actually shoot him in the head! The chanting of “United we stand, divided we fall” is a pretty simple but powerful message, especially when it becomes just “divided we fall” towards the end. Mostly the trailer just reiterates the two factions and demanding we as fans “pick a side.” It was still more than enough to get me super excited. UberApe and I can’t geek out about this movie enough.
Deadpool wanted to get into sports so he could travel the world fathering children. Love it! Be sure to come back here and read my review of Deadpool on Friday.
10 Cloverfield Lane
The new teaser shows us a little bit more of the relationship between Mary Elizabeth Winsted and John Goodman’s characters (he saved her after she was in a car wreck) and even had a tease of the monster’s roar at the end, but it left us with so many more questions. When is this taking place in the timeline of the events in New York? How do the characters know one another? What was that light behind the house?
The Jungle Book
The Super Bowl ad gave us a nice little teaser, but Disney released a new full trailer right after the ad was aired. The relationship between Mowgli and the other animals are showcased more clearly. Bageerah (voice of Ben Kingsley) is Mowgli’s teacher and protector while Baloo (voice of Bill Murray) is the fun loving, responsibility shirking friend. Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba) does not like a human boy running around with the animals and Mowgi has to find his way to the humans in order to survive. Christopher Walken’s voice is distracting because the way he speaks is so unique, it took me right out of the moment the trailer trying to build. The Jungle Book is looking more and more like a great adventure film for kids and grownups alike.
I really wasn’t too thrilled on this movie when I first heard about it. I know that I should get excited because Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon are back, but the idea of another sequel to a franchise that already had a satisfying ending a while back gave me tired head. This teaser definitely got the needle on my excitement meter moving. Let’s see if a full trailer will get me into the theater.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Can’t thump talk thump too busy thump banging thump my head thump against thump the wall thump
Independence Day Resurgence
Could this movie look any more clichéd and boring? Global destruction has been done so many times (Roland Emmerich has managed to do it four times) it is not really all that interesting to watch anymore. Can we please be done with these types of disaster films already?
This was the one that gave me the chills. I know I just complained about disaster films, but X-Men makes global destruction seem like actual consequence to an event rather than CGI porn. Apocalypse could be the best comic book movie villain to hit the screens in some time. Sorry Marvel, but with the exception of Loki (Ultron could have been awesome if his development didn’t feel so rushed) you are sucking in the baddie department when it comes to your movies.
The Secret Life of Pets
The teaser doesn’t show us anything new, but it does remind me that the movie looks really adorable and I do want to see it. With all the other big movies coming out, it feels like this one could fall thru the cracks for me. We will see come July.
Turkish Airlines commercials featuring Gotham and Metropolis
This was pretty creative marketing from Warner Brothers with these ads focusing on the cities of Metropolis and Gotham. It gives us glimpses into the life of both cities are like before the events of Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. But the fact that it was aired after the Super Bowl was long over (meaning the spot cost a lot less than ones aired during the game) and was not an actual trailer for the movie makes me wonder if Warner Brothers is losing faith in their big summer tent pole. Add that with the last trailer giving away the big reveal of Doomsday, and I wonder if the suits at the WB are getting ready to write this movie off and throw all of their weight behind Suicide Squad.
Honorable Mention – Ant-Man and Hulk mini-Coke ad
Since we won’t see these two characters together any time soon (or will we?) the ad for the mini-coke was a nice reminder there are more Marvel movies coming soon. As if we could ever forget.
What did you think of the latest batch of movie trailers? Which one was your favorite? Did any of them change your mind about the movie? Were there any movies you thought should have had a trailer in the big game? Let me know in the comments section below.