Well, the game was unfortunate. I’m avoiding sports radio for at least a few days. ESPN and the Peyton coronation? I’m already feeling nausea coming on. Luckily, we have Super Bowl movie trailers.
I know I wasn’t the only one hoping for a Rogue One trailer, but Disney has some other properties to get us hyped. We’ll get there on Rogue One, but Hollywood has to figure out how they expect all these movies to rule the box office.
Here’s my ranking. Feel free to hate on my picks, and definitely cast your vote at the end.
Captain America: Civil War
How in the hell will the movie not be four hours long? Not that I would complain, but damn. It’s Avengers 3 with Captain America as the lead. We finally get a look at the sides in Civil War:
Oh man, that scene with Bucky trying to shoot Stark is damn amazing. Easily my favorite trailer of the night. Sorry, Tony. I’m with Cap on this one.
You ever have a favorite franchise that consistently lets you down, but you can’t let go. Hello, X-Men franchise. Now, First Class was great, but the rest have been serviceable at best. But, I can’t help but have hope for Apocalypse.
Hey, Poe Dameron is choking Katniss. And the ‘no shit’ line of the trailer is the Professor explaining how Apocalypse is meant to destroy them all. Really? Did you Google that?
The best moment was the relief Olivia Munn’s Psylocke will be using her katanas. Hell yes. Fassbender is the damn man, and thankfully the quick cut with Cyclops looked great. Who chose a Coldplay song for the trailer?
Matt Damon has snuck up on us. A true sequel to the Bourne Ultimatum, Jason Bourne returns Matt Damon to the titular role. And it looks awesome. No firm release date besides ‘Summer 2016’ but it’s the Bourne movie I’ve been waiting on for years.
Independence Day Resurgence
Ok, it won’t win any awards, but it’s damn good to see Independence Day back. Roland Emmerich going nuts with his CGI budget. His team must be horrified every time he walks in.
So, can we drop Dubai on London?
Anything Jeff Goldblum and I’m there. Everyone makes a big deal about ID4 being Will Smith’s movie. But without Jeff Goldblum’s character, it doesn’t work.
It’s pure popcorn. If you’re stepping in expecting a believable plot, go back home. My question is can it pull a Jurassic Park? Huge nostalgia for people like me who saw ID4 as a kid and now a sequel as an adult.
I’m not sure Baby Thor can carry a movie like Chris Pratt, so it’ll fall on Bill Pullman and Goldblum to drag the fans in.
Did the license for DMX run out? A trailer not featuring the track finally hit. It’s a teaser, and the movie is about to hit theaters. Finally, we get to see if going over-the-top R-rated was a smart move or February cover by studios to push back against fans clamoring for one.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Michael Bay is bulletproof. His first foray into the world of TMNT may have been a financial winner, but damn it was unwatchable. He’s back and just maybe something will emerge from the editing room worth watching. We do get a look at Krag, leaving me to think the sequel will bring the cartoons to life.
There are my rankings for the summer blockbuster trailers. Sound off on your favorites.