The Coolest Movie and TV Trailers from Super Bowl LII

first_img Unless you somehow managed to spend the entire day in a TV and internet-free, you probably noticed there was a football game yesterday. Not just any football game either. The biggest one. Honestly, even if you aren’t normally into football, or even sports in general, chances are you probably watched this game. Not only is it typically the most exciting the sport ever gets, the commercials are just as much as a draw. While many feature big celebrities selling you on junk food, watery beer or laundry detergent, the most exciting commercials are the trailers for upcoming movies and TV shows. Studios and Networks know this is the one day a year where a huge number of people is actually paying attention to the commercials. They tend to go all out. Except for when they don’t have to, as was the case for Solo: A Star Wars Story. We just got a few glimpses of characters, and the promise of more footage to come.Whether or not the rumors of Alden Ehrenreich’s acting turn out to be true, he does look pretty cool as a young Han Solo. Even in this brief teaser though, he doesn’t hold a candle to Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover. Can we get a Lando movie after this? Please?UPDATE: Disney and Lucasfilm made good on their promise on early Monday morning with the release of the full trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story. This one is a lot more than a few shots of the actors. We finally have a good sense of the story.Well, that certainly looks promising. With its troubled production and rumors of Disney’s disturbing lack of faith in the final product, expectations were pretty… well, let’s say tempered. This trailer’s putting at least a few of those worries to rest. Ehrenreich seems like a fine young Han. He’s no Harrison Ford, but nobody was ever going to be. Most importantly, it feels like Star Wars. It feels like a grand space adventure with the sense of fun that’s always been essential to Star Wars. It’s a completely different kind of Star Wars story from Rogue One, and that’ll be cool to see. It doesn’t excuse the firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, which is still a worrying sign of how Disney and Lucasfilm plans to handle the series from here on out. But it at least looks like Ron Howard is doing a fine job on this movie. He’s at least done well enough to cut together a good 90-second teaser. I only have one problem with it: Still not enough Lando.Brief teasers were kind of a running theme for Disney during last night’s game. A spot for Avengers: Infinity War debuted with some new footage, but even here, nothing all that substantial. I guess they figure they’ve already got the audiences. They just need to give the hype train a little jolt. They certainly succeed in doing that. What new footage we do get, all delivered in quick shots that last less than half a second, looks amazing. This really is going to be the biggest Marvel movie.The best part of the Avengers movies is when we see all of the superheroes together on one screen. With as many as there are in this movie, I don’t even know if that’s possible. This trailer comes close though, with its shots of Captain America, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Black Widow and too many other heroes to name. Even (I assume) teenage Groot is seen running into action. 30 seconds isn’t a lot of time, but Avengers: Infinity War definitely got its money’s worth here.Then there’s the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailer, which… yeah, they got me. They got me again. Yes, the last Jurassic World had some serious issues. Yes, there hasn’t been a great Jurassic Park movie since the first one. But Jurassic World was fun enough, and this trailer just looks like more and bigger. And hey, maybe they took some of peoples’ problems with the last movie to heart. Maybe Bryce Dallas Howard has since invested in a decent pair of running shoes. No matter what, at least we’re in for some cool-looking dinosaurs.Do you like Dwayne Johnson? Of course you do, the only thing the man has more of than muscles is charisma. Not all of his movies are great, but you can say one thing about all of them: Johnson’s presence makes them better than they’d otherwise be. No matter how Skyscraper turns out, I’m going to go see it. It’s The Rock fighting bad guys in a tall building. It’s like his own version of Die Hard. Do I think skyscraper will be as good as that Christmas classic? Probably not, but I’m definitely down to see it try to be.I love these movies so much. Ever since Mission Impossible III, they’ve just been getting bigger and more spectacular with each installment. This trailer does not have the stunt that broke Tom Cruise’s ankle, but it has plenty more. The joke has been made before that this series is basically just Cruise dramatically hanging off of things, but it turns out that’s really fun to watch. Whether it’s a tall building or an airplane in takeoff, I am happy to watch Cruise dangle from high places as long as he wants to keep doing it.One of the biggest surprises came from Netflix, with The Cloverfield Paradox. The third movie in the Cloverfield franchise isn’t in theaters, which is almost kind of a shame. I want to watch these giant monsters on the largest screen possible. These movies have all been super fun so far, so I’m happy to watch the next installment from the comfort of my own couch. Nobody can laugh at me when I jump and scream, at least. You can actually watch this one right now. The ad aired just before the game, and the movie was available on Netflix immediately afterward.Stephen King adaptations are enjoying a revival right now. It was fantastic and terrifying, and Netflix had a surprise hit with Gerald’s Game. Now, it’s Hulu’s turn to get in on the action. Honestly, it’s hard to make anything out of this trailer. I guess that’s appropriate, considering the nature of this show. Rather than being adapted from a single work, this series has King characters from multiple stories crossing over in the town of Castle Rock. It’s a cool premise, but it sounds like it could be difficult to pull off. If they manage it though, this could be something new and unique for horror television.Amazon debuted the trailer of Jack Ryan, based on the main character of Tom Clancy’s novels. It looks… pretty much exactly how you’d expect a Tom Clancy TV series to look. If nothing else, this’ll make for some exciting military spy drama. And hey, a character like Ryan could be better suited to a TV series than a movie. Especially if they plan to adapt any of those long, loooooong books.This was definitely my favorite surprise of the night. When the ad starts, you have no idea what it’s going to be. It looks like a tourism ad, which is just perfect. It’s not until the robot bull shows up that you start to realize what it is. And man, is the rest of the ad just chilling. Especially Evan Rachel Wood’s smile right at the end. We don’t even have to wait too long to see the full season either. Season two of Westworld premieres on HBO April 22.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Stay on targetlast_img read more