If there is anything to be said about the 50th Super Bowl, it is that at least the movie trailers that aired during the commercials were more interesting than the actual game itself. We got to see some sneak peeks into what is in store for the big blockbusters of this year, which are mainly super hero movies and sequels to other popular franchises.
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Perhaps the oddest of these glimpses of what is to come were the two bizarre Turkish Airlines spots that tie in with the upcoming “Batman V Superman” film.
Captain America: Civil War
Going with the “two sides of the same coin battling one another” concept, Marvel’s upcoming film also looks like it will be pretty good (I haven’t seen any of the Phase 2 films, so I will probably have to sit this one out until I’m caught up, probably in another decade or so).
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
I wasn’t entirely thrilled with the first one, but the second one at least looks like its having fun. Perhaps I’m sold because we will finally see Krang on the big screen, so it seems like the Ninja Turtles I grew up with will finally be on the screen. Also, having a Beastie Boys track in the spot was pretty sweet.
This is the one film I am looking forward the most to see (second is “Suicide Squad“) in the theater this year. Bryan Singer has been very consistent when it comes to the “X-Men” films in terms of quality.
Independence Day: Resurgence
In all honesty, I have no idea why the original film is remembered so fondly, because I remember seeing it in the theater and thinking how terrible it was. Perhaps I should give it another chance, but I don’t see that happening unless it is done as a JOE-DOWN. But here is the spot for the sequel.
I am very late to this franchise. I never saw them when they were coming out, but I did have a chance to check the first film out a while back on Netflix, and found it enjoyable.
There were others, but these were the ones that caught my eye. It certainly will be a big year for the big blockbuster films.