If there’s any commercials you can count on during the Super Bowl, it’s the movie trailer ones.
Whether you’re a football fan, a halftime show fan, a TV commercials fan or just a “do whatever everyone else is doing” fan, the Super Bowl appeals to a vast majority of people. With so many eyeballs glued to the TV screen, this is where companies, studios, etc. put their hard earned marketing dollars towards to get as much exposure as they can get for their product. With that being said, here are 10, yes, 10 brand new movie trailers (or TV spots if you want to call them, since they are all under one minute) for films that are coming out in the next few months. Some will be the film’s second trailer and some will be the very first. It’s time to dive in.
Tied at number 1 we have Captain America: Civil War and Jason Bourne. Yes, they are calling the film, Jason Bourne. First, let’s talk about Civil War. I thoroughly enjoyed this TV spot because of 2 reasons: 1) There were 5 words said and each scene got you pumped up after one another and 2) If you didn’t know already, you do now – Iron Man looks to have a pretty big role in the film, but we also see Ant-Man and new additions Black Panther and The Vision. As for Jason Bourne, well, what else is there to say. Matt Damon is back as Jason Bourne and director Paul Greengrass is back at the helm. We don’t learn a whole lot from the 30-second spot, but it’s good enough to get you excited for summer. Civil War is in theatres May 6 while Jason Bourne doesn’t have a date other than “summer”.
Coming in at #2 we have 10 Cloverfield Lane. It’s more of the same from the first trailer that debuted about a month ago, but there are a few new scenes that gives us a bit more understanding. Again, J.J. Abrams has said that this is not a sequel to Cloverfield, but it is a “blood relative”. How about that ending though? 10 Cloverfield Lane hits theatres March 11.
I had a tough time deciding what ranks at #3, so #3 and #4 are certainly close, but I decided to go with Independence Day: Resurgence. I wasn’t too thrilled with the first trailer, but for some reason this one got to me a little. They certainly deserve brownie points for making it relevant to the Super Bowl in the first half of the spot. Independence Day: Resurgence is in theatres June 24.
Coming in at #4 is X-Men Apocalypse. Like I said, it was a close one for third and I just didn’t want another tie. I really enjoyed X-Men: Days of Future Past and I don’t know if Apocalypse can meet or exceed it. I guess we will soon find out. X-Men Apocalypse hits theatres May 27.
Sitting at #5 is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows. It’s a lot of the same stuff from the first trailer with some new scenes, but nothing really stood out. Out of the Shadows opens June 3.
Hitting #6 is Deadpool. Trust me, I can’t wait for Deadpool, but I’m starting to feel a little nervous with all these TV spots its getting. I swear I see a new one every week or even more often than that. I want this film to succeed just as much as anyone else, but this has to stop or else I feel like it’s losing its lust. Deadpool is out this Friday, February 12.
Finally, the last two spots are certainly let downs. First, we have The Jungle Book. Surely, a lot of people were excited for this one and I’m usually on Disney’s side when it comes to their quality of films, but there’s just something off with The Jungle Book. Have a watch and tell me I’m wrong. As for the last one, I don’t think it was actually a spot aired during the Super Bowl. It looks like they just announced it today and instead of paying millions of dollars to air it (which was a very wise decision) they released it hoping people would come across it anyway when looking for all the TV spots above. That film is Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, starring Zac Efron, Adam DeVine, Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick. For those of you who have read my Dirty Grandpa review, you would know I’m a huge Zac Efron fan. For those of you who don’t know, well, now you do. I also enjoy Adam Devine and Aubrey Plaza, but Anna Kendrick doesn’t make the cut. Unfortunately, I did not laugh once at this trailer and I’m starting to think that Zac Efron just got lucky with Neighbors and now everything is just going downhill. It’s really unfortunate because I like the cast for the most part. By the way, does Anna Kendrick need to pay off debts or something? Last I checked, she’s got 3 films coming out in the next 6 months or less. I mean, nothing wrong with working hard, but at the same time, she’s not finding great films to star in. The Jungle Book opens on April 15 with Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates hits theatres July 8.
Well, that’s all the Super Bowl TV spots. What do you think? Agree with my rankings? What are you most excited for? Comment below.
I now leave you with 3 Super Bowl commercials that are movie related. Enjoy.