For the Masses...
The Amazing Spiderman
This one is the biggest thing on the internet right now. A new Spiderman film is always hotly anticipated regardless of the fact that a few were released not long ago at all. This one looks good - I like the balance between humour and genuine eeriness, and those who have seen it on the big screen say the 3D is incredible. Some work is still needed on the CG though, but they have until July to do that.
Battleship Super Bowl Spot
I remind myself often that this movie is going to be bad. I mean, it's based on a damn board game. But, every trailer I see makes me even more excited for it. This is easily the best of the Super Bowl ads.
The Avengers Super Bowl Spot
We know the characters in The Avengers quite well by now, so any trailer shorter than 2 minutes leaves me wanting more. Will this be the monster hit everyone expects? Probably. I mean, they have a Hulk...
John Carter Super Bowl Spot
The release of John Carter is not far off now (March 9), and positive early buzz is beginning to surface. Will it live up to expectations? If it's to be the box office hit Disney wants it to be, it better be good, because John Carter doesn't have anything else (i.e. big names) to carry him.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Super Bowl Spot
Flying Ninjas. #justsayin'...
For the Discerning...
It's been called "handsome" and an "existential meditation on the male psyche", but does it seem all that original? I am going to rely on Willem Dafoe and the positive direction of contemporary Australian cinema for this one.
For the Brave...
God Bless America Red Band Trailer
If you watch only one trailer on this list, make it this one. It seems that Bobcat Goldthwaite (comedian and guy-with-the-funny-voice in the Police Academy movies) has yet another harsh but comedic indictment of American society up his sleave. Oh, and if you haven't yet seen his other films Sleeping Dogs Lie and World's Greatest Dad, make a plan!
The latest from Buried director Rodrigo Cortes looks genuinely scary, and the cast is top notch. The ending has apparently caused a major uproar though, with some (most) hating it and others loving it.
But for the fact that it is being distributed by Drafthouse Films, I would never have given this dystopian future competitive arcade gaming to the death flick a second glance. That's right: dystopian future, competitive arcade gaming, to the death.