The Super Bowl was last night and while I may not really give a damn about American sports in general, what I do care about is film trailers and first looks being released during the show.
This years commercials featured the return of Jason Bourne, Captain America: Civil War, Gods of Egypt, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles amongst others. Let’s take a look and see which ones got me excited and which ones…didn’t.
Matt Damon is back as Jason Bourne! If that isn’t enough to excite you then I don’t know what will. This trailer nicely reintroduces Bourne to us, yet doesn’t give too much away. We don’t know why he is back, why he’s suddenly into bare knuckle boxing or who is after him. The original trilogy is brilliant and while the fourth film (without Matt Damon) is rather lacklustre, this trailer indicates that the franchise could be back to its best!
Captain America: Civil War
I was already hyped for the new Captain America film. While this trailer doesn’t show that much more than we’ve already seen before it does show us one incredibly awesome feature. Iron Man’s new armour and Tony Stark stopping a bullet at point blank range. Awesome!
This trailer for Apocalypse is the perfect example of a trailer. Yes I know we’ve already seen quite a lot with the other trailers, but this is how I would have all trailers. In an ideal world. It sets the tone perfectly. It introduces you to the heroes and villains and yet it doesn’t give too much away.
Gods of Egypt
I can’t help but get the feeling that this film is going to absolutely stink. From the trailer it’s going to suffer from CGI overload, not particularly great looking CGI either.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Michael Bay might not be directing but his grubby finger prints are still clearly all over this sequel. Stupid jokes and explosions galore. If you liked the original you’ll probably like this too.
Alice Through The Looking Glass
I’m not a fan of anything Tim Burton these days. It’s all over the top eccentric nonsense. As you’ve probably guessed I didn’t like Alice in Wonderland either. Despite both being incredibly talented both Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter are specialists in bad films these days. This is more of the same and it certainly is not for me.