More Superbowl Spots: Year One, Pixar’s Up, Land of the Lost


Due to the fact that we will likely be consuming fatty foods and large quantities of alcohol during the Superbowl tomorrow night and because the opportunities have presented themselves, we’ve decided to knock out some of these movie-related TV spots ahead of time. We already showed you the surprisingly fun 30-second G.I. Joe spot and promised to be sober long enough to post the first Transformers 2 teaser, and now this is happening. Check them out below.

First up is the 2-minute spot for Harold Ramis’ The Year One, the hunter-gatherer comedy starring Jack Black and Michael Cera. It appears to be going for a Monty Python’s Life of Brian sort of vibe with a humorous, tongue-and-cheek take on biblical tales. In this clip we get a little shot of Kane and Abel (Paul Rudd and David Cross). The Year One hits theaters on June 19, 2009.

Our second clip is for the Will Ferrell-led adaptation of Land of the Lost, which also stars Pushing Daisies cutie Ana Friel and Tropic Thunder scene-stealer Danny McBride. We also get a quick glimpse of Lonely Island boy Jorma Taccone as Chaka. This is one movie that I’m anxious to see, but also nervous about. Based on this 30-second spot though, the little kid inside of me is jumping up and down on his bed with excitement. Land of the Lost hits theaters on June 5, 2009.

Next is a clip from Fast and Furious, which appears to just be a shorter version of the two trailers that we’ve seen so far. I know that a lot of you might not be on the bandwagon for this one yet, but I feel as if director Justin Lin showed some chops with the third movie. And he just might surprise again with the fourth, especially having most of the original cast back. Fast and Furious hits theaters on April 3, 2009.

And finally we have a 30-second spot from Pixar’s next film Up. From director Pete Docter, who wrote and directed Monsters Inc. and co-wrote Wall-E, this one looks like another beautiful piece of work from those mad animators at Pixar. Up hits theaters on May 29, 2009.

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Which of these are you liking? Better yet, do any of these TV spots make you a little bit more excited for any of these flicks?

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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