Set eyes to goggle: the inevitable Superbowl trailer round-up


7th February 2011

You want trailers? We got fuckin' trailers. We got big trailers, little trailers, blockbuster trailers, titties in trailers, robot trailers, alien trailers, avenger trailers, cowboy trailers! Just to reiterate: we got trailers.

Sunday saw the annual event of the Superbowl - which I can only assume is some sort of giant, communal cook-off - and the mass of summer blockbuster trailers that comes with it. Below you'll find all of the TV spots, minus the one for Channing Tatum's The Eagle because there wasn't an obvious 'embed' button on it. Also, because Channing Tatum.
Super 8

If I was executive producer Steven Spielberg, I would be seriously worried about just how much his mini-me JJ Abrams is homaging him here. A nod here and a musical cue there is all well and good, but we're surely only months away from JJ's 'beard and baseball cap' phase.

Captain America: The First Avenger

30 seconds isn't really a substantial amount of time in which to accurately judge a movie, but I'm hoping Captain America doesn't look quite as camp and rubbery as this TV spot - and I'm really hoping that last gag wasn't the movie's best joke. Hugo Weaving's Red Skull looks aces, mind.

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

Damn. Damn my stupid self for getting excited about this. If I played that Revenge Of The Fallen trailer once, I played it a hundred times. I won't get burned again. I will not get excited for Transformers 3. But how about that Optimus Prime tracking shot, huh? Fuck.


If there are fears that Captain America looks too campy, then surely we should be worried that Kenneth Branagh's Thor falls the other side of the spectrum: it has potential to be laughably pretentious. And really, 'Two worlds, one hero'? It's like Shakespeare, it is!

Cowboys & Aliens

Pew pew pew!

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

I wasn't the biggest fan of Pirate voyages two and three, but I'm happy to welcome Captain Jack Sparrow back into port simply because he's a great character and Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley aren't around to stink this one up. And anyway, you've got to like a bit of Evil Lovejoy.

Fast Five


Priest 3D

Oh dear.

Just Go With It



At this point, you can probably guess I'm getting bored of this.

Battle: Los Angeles

World Invasion: Battle For Los Angeles: LA Invasion (or whatever it ends up being called) had me at 'Aliens meets Saving Private Ryan' and this TV spot has done nothing to stem my excitement. Can't bloody wait.

That's it. Bye!

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