It is now Monday afternoon, time to wrap up our coverage of last night’s Superbowl advertising extravaganza. With an unprecedented amount of movie-related ads, this year’s Superbowl left the heads of many cinejournos spinning well into the late evening hours. But unlike many of them, we were too busy getting boozed up and hitting on our best friend’s much younger (though still legal) little sister. Therefore we are a little late to the post-Superbowl trailer posting party. As if you expected anything less.
First up in this final round is the 3D trailer for Dreamworks’ Monsters vs. Aliens. I can’t say that I was impressed with the 3D format on my television, folks. It was just awkward, uncomfortable and difficult to follow — and it made my eyes burn. But aside from the corneal STD that I contracted, I am still very enthused about this film. Dreamworks Animation is on a high right now thanks to Kung Fu Panda rocking our expectations and MvA looks as if it might continue the trend. At least, once you get past all the blurriness.
Next up is the spot for Angels and Demons from Sony Pictures. In this one Ron Howard returns to direct his second adaptation from the Dan Brown collection, this time picking the far more action packed Demons to compensate for the sometimes dry, often bland Da Vinci Code. The Superbowl clip is very, very busy, revealing all kinds of cool shots and almost no plot, but that doesn’t stop it from catching my attention. The question is: did it catch your eye as well?
So there we have it, combined with all of the previously released Superbowl TV spots (listed below), these make up a pretty good weekend worth of trailers.
- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
- G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- Land of the Lost, Fast and Furious, Pixar’s Up and The Year One
- SoBe’s Monsters vs. Aliens Spot
- Alec Baldwin and Hulu Destroy All Humans
What was your favorite Superbowl commercial?