Super Bowl 47 is in the books, and in addition to bringing the Baltimore Ravens their second NFL championship, it also brought the traditional slew of movie mini-trailers for upcoming blockbuster fare. Some of the trailers below are, in the immortal words of Joe Flacco, “fucking awesome.” Others, not so much. I’m looking at you, World War Z.
The biggest films that had SB spots were Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness. Iron man gives us an “extended look” which almost certainly wouldn’t be as funny without Downey selling it perfectly. The highlight of the actual trailer comes with Stark needing to execute an amazing aerial rescue of 13 people plummeting to their deaths.
Star Trek did appeared to have a shot of some guy burning alive on a planet made of fire or something. I don’t recall seeing that in previous trailers. Maybein the future, someone should note that Planet Fuego-12 isn’t a place you want to Trek to. Anway, Star Trek and Iron Man look as great as they already did.
The big debut was for Fast and Furious 6.Remember when this series started off as a relatively small movie about street racing? Because now these cats are taking down jumbo jets in fiery crashes on some paramilitary Pierce Brosnan Bond shit. I guess the only way to remotely justify a 5th sequel for this series is to place all of the characters in a completely different subgenre of action movies. At this rate, I’m guessing Fast 7 is going to be a political thriller focusing on thwarting an assassination, and Fast 8 will take place almost exclusively in an active Middle Eastern warzone. Someone in the cast will have a throwaway line about horsepower or something to keep some facsimile of continuity.
I can’t say that Oz the Great and Powerful or The Lone Ranger made enough of an impression on me one way or another to offer an original comment. So… something something James Franco is kind of a cool weirdo, somethin something Captain Jack Tonto, and here are the videos.
Maybe it’s because I’m a big fan of the book, but I’m feeling increasingly disappointed in World War Z, which isn’t fair given I haven’t seen the finished product yet, but oh well. That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it, unless the movie turns out to be surprisingly good, at which point I’ll disavow all knowledge of the present opinion’s existence. I don’t mind the fast zombies. In this new era of cool geekery, “zombie purism” is a throwback to the good ol’ days of lame geekery. I couldn’t care less about that. The scope of the story just seems horribly shrunken compared to the novel, and the action so far seems pretty uninspired overall. The scenes of soldiers shooting zombies looks like someone said, “What if we filmed this like it was Starship Troopers, only with zombies instead of giant alien insects, and a totally serious tone. That’s a win, right?” No sir, I don’t believe it is, but this is what you have foisted upon us.