Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Reviewing the Super Bowl movie trailers

Most people who know me know I don't give a pigskin about the Super Bowl, although this year I did have kind of a tangential interest. You see, the Mara family owns the New York Giants, and I have crushes on both Kate (127 Hours) and Rooney (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). It's almost enough to make me wish I were into football.

Since I'm not, however, I shall resort merely to talking about the movie trailers that were on last night. CinemaBlend has them all on this page.

21 Jump Street


Color me unimpressed. I just don't find it that funny. Also, I have a question for the studio. Emma Stone is in your movie. Why haven't you made this evident in the trailers?

Act of Valor


Novel idea to cast active duty Navy SEALS in a movie. We all know the Seals are badasses. That does NOT necessarily mean the movie will be badass. In fact, I have a sneaking suspicion it won't be, because I fear the filmmakers will assume the SEALS alone are good enough. A good story and director will help too.

The Avengers


OK, NOW I'm getting a little more excited for this thing!


On the other hand, I still think this looks like Transformers: Wet of the Water. Yawn.

The Dictator


I thought Borat was overrated, and I thought Bruno was a mess, but I have to admit, this looks pretty funny. The bit where he shoots the other track runners made me laugh out loud.

GI Joe: Retaliation


No, I guess people don't have to like your first movie for there to be a sequel.

The Hunger Games

Now this I'm all over, even though I haven't read the books. But I'm a fan of Jennifer Lawrence!

John Carter


While I believe The Hunger Games will be the big hit of the spring, I sense this movie may be the big-budget disappointment. Something just seems off here. It looks -- ordinary. Kinda like the vibe I got from Prince of Persia. Oh, you don't remember that one either?

The Lorax


IMAX Tree-D? That's cute. Since it's by the folks who made Despicable Me. I'm hopeful.

On the whole, though, thought it was a rather unremarkable year for movie ads. Save for Avengers, none of the spots changed my opinion on a movie, for good or ill.

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