Saturday, January 31, 2009

2009 Movies' TV Spots at the Super Bowl! REPOST

Paramount's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek and G.I. Joe

Sony’s Angels & Demons

DreamWorks Animation's Monsters vs. Aliens (in 3D I might add - grab the glasses)

Universal's Land of the Lost and Fast and Furious

Disney's Race to Witch Mountain, Disney/Pixar's Up

X-Men Origins: Wolverine spot is likely from Fox as are Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer’s G-Force.

Warner Bros. hasn't bought a spot and may not at all, even with Terminator Salvation, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Watchmen — pics that would all appeal to the Super Bowl crowd — on its upcoming release sked.

Make a list. Check it twice. And if you have TiVO, do so. This is going to be a movie fan's Super Bowl Weekend!

UPDATE: Well, what a Super Bowl, huh?! It took me a week to get my head together to fix everything!

Okay - everything that appears under "Unknown yet" never happened. EVER.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen particularly struck me - almost like the Cloverfield trailer (or should I save that for Star Trek?) because it did not reveal too much of the plot other than Sam Witwicky's in deep mondo trouble. And that Optimus ain't the biggest Transfomer out there.

Star Trek added some nice new footage for its spot. I particularly enjoyed seeing McCoy and Kirk meet for the first time and remembered that this is where McCoy says, "Space is disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence." (Wow, McCoy! When did you ever become such an optimist?!) I also enjoyed seeing the heroes in freefall and somebody going "woohoohoo"! I'm pretty sure that will make the KCA commercial if it appears.

I was surprised that G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra made it first. Dennis Quaid was pretty cool, but I wanted to see Brendan Fraser! Plus there was no "Yo, Joe!" or "Knowing is half the battle"?!

I do not like Ron Howard's The Da Vinci Code or Angels and Demons so I will skip this. (How on Earth did they get Ewan McGregor?!)

Now, I was expecting Monsters vs. Aliens 3D to be a true crowd-pleaser. It blew my mind! But most of the people I talked to were "ho-hum". That Chuck 3D wasn't any good but it reminded of the show I used to watch with a passion.

Land of the Lost came out of nowhere for me. Especially with Matt Lauer (in the Today show set) interviewing Will Ferrell in full-on character as Rick Marshall. If you see the full trailer he goes on to say, "You can look for his book in the 'I'm out of my freakin' mind department'." Think of how Tom Cruise would've reacted if Lauer said that to him! I did enjoy the taglines "They thought he was crazy. They were wrong." and "Universal Studios invites you to get lost". At the end, of course, is a hilarious reference to Jurassic Park.

Fast and Furious looks interesting but they didn't have a lot of new footage.

Race to Witch Mountain had one more joke in addition to its "What does an alien look like?" routine. In perhaps a nod to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Skull's failed "nuke the fridge" gag, Jack Bruno (Dwayne Johnson) says to himself, "Don't go in the pimped-out fridge, Jack."

Up had one added scene after its spot with Russell going on about his GPS and saying how they'll never get lost and it promptly falls out the window.

There they are - look up again either on TiVO or on the Internet where Alec Baldwin will eat your brains (Hulu commercial). Evil Alec Baldwin, I knew it.

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