Last night, millions of fans gathered around the TV to watch the Super Bowl, but not all of them were watching for the sport of it. Some were watching purely for the commercials, because so many new ones get rolled out during the broadcast. (And at $3 million a pop, they'd better be good.) The movie studios were not excluded from that, airing 11 different movie trailers during the game, including some brand-new ones (Angels and Demons, Fast & Furious) and a few slightly rehashed oldies (Star Trek, Up). While they only had 30 seconds to make their cases, there were five new trailers that did a bang-up job. Here are our faves from last night.
Everybody loves monsters and aliens. After all, they've been making movies about monsters since movies were invented, and aliens since aliens were invented! So it's about time that someone decided to make them fight. In 3-D, no less! The Super Gallaga Bros. have released their latest trailer review, this time of Dreamworks' Monsters vs. Aliens, and it's almost as funny as the trailer makes the movie look. Almost. They nearly put themselves over with "happy eye boogers," but we'll let you be the judge. See the newest episode of "Trailers Without Pity" after the jump!
This weekend, the 3-D computer-generated spectacle Monsters vs. Aliens comes out in theaters, and the concept seems exciting and new, despite the long film history of its component parts. After all, the "monsters" of the title are all tributes to 1950s horror and sci-fi movies -- the Blob, the Fly, the 50-Foot Woman and the Creature from the Black Lagoon -- and the alien, with his giant robot, is a fairly standard Mars Attacks type. But together, in a Dirty Dozen-style story, it's like a whole new idea! Hollywood seems to like this math, too, if the in-development Cowboys and Aliens is any indication. We came up with a few genre crossovers we'd like to see, using established character types, in the hopes that Hollywood will finally return our phone calls.