When it comes to the Super Bowl, all sports fans gather to watch one last game of NFL football before the offseason commences. While the game might be the main event, there are a few other things to look forward to like the expensive commercials and a half-hour halftime show. For the entertainment geek in the family (like myself), we’re looking for those Big Game movie trailers and TV spots to get us thinking about the summer movies, leaving any thoughts about movies that come out before May.
These trailers and spots are set up to steal the spotlight during the game while you debate if you want to get another plate of food before the game returns. And this year didn’t disappoint.
From the long-awaited first looks at Solo: A Star Wars Story and Mission: Impossible – Fallout to new footage from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Avengers: Infinity War, you had your pick of movies to get psyched for. Instead of recapping them all in separate previews, I’ve rounded them all from the corners of YouTube for all my readers to watch (or rewatch) and get my short opinions on what I thought of them. Without further ado…
I am a Jennifer Lawrence fan and, currently reading the novel this movie is based upon, this might be another box-office hit for her. Coming out in March works to this movie’s advantage with the only competition being the Bruce Willis remake, Death Wish, in the beginning of the month.
Red Sparrow premieres March 2.
A Quiet Place
While I’m not the biggest fan of horror movies, this concept has me intrigued. Starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, as parents living with their children in isolated existence and utter silence, for fear of an unknown threat that follows and attacks at any sound. Takes being quiet during a scary sequence to a whole new level.
A Quiet Place opens in theaters April 6.
The Cloverfield Paradox
Now this one caught me by surprise.. I didn’t think there would be another Cloverfield movie. The premise from Paramount Pictures: “Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.” Now, I have no idea if this connects with the original Cloverfield or 10 Cloverfield Lane. I guess it’s worth a chance. The first two were, right?
The Cloverfield Paradox is now streaming on Netflix.
Also known as “franchise Viagra”, the busiest and most hard-working man in Hollywood today is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The only thing Johnson has never really done is lead an original concept movie with him as the centerpiece. This film could be the start. Playing U.S. war veteran Will Ford, who now assesses security for skyscrapers, he must save his family when the tallest, safest building is set ablaze. Dwayne has been a great supporting piece to established franchises. Now, he must lead an original movie on his own. It should be a fun ride.
Skyscraper is expected in theaters July 13.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Someone who knows about fun rides is Tom Cruise. Returning to a franchise that made him a superstar, Cruise once again plays Ethan Hunt on a new mission. Accompanied by his IMF team and some familiar allies, he must race against time after a mission has gone wrong. From the official trailer, this film seems to be picking up after the events of Rogue Nation. Sadly, I’m also getting Spectre-vibes from the trailer since this serves as a direct sequel, but let’s not judge just yet. This movie looks entertaining. And did you see Henry Cavill and that mustache?! He looks awesome with it so I can let Justice League slide a little.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout comes to theaters July 27.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
The first trailer was…meh. I liked Jurassic World but the last preview didn’t have me too excited yet. So this one needed to step up…and it did. It didn’t show the main dinosaur we’re facing this time, but it does look menacing. The action shots and special effects look amazing. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning so maybe this film will be decent. It won’t recapture the magic of the first movie of the franchise, but it’ll try.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom roars on the big screen June 22.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
As a Star Wars fan, I don’t know why this film is being made. Rogue One, despite some fan backlash, was a solid film for me to reveal how the Death Star plans were stolen besides being told in A New Hope. It served a point. I really needed to be sold on this film. After filming and production had finished, we went weeks without a word besides Ron Howard taking over directing duties. After this Big Game reveal on Sunday and trailer drop today, I’m worried a little less about this film. Plus, it’s Star Wars. I’ll be there anyway.
Solo: A Star Wars Story blasts out of hyperspace May 25.
Avengers: Infinity War
Oh. My. God. A 30 second tease?! How far away is May 5th? Marvel surely knows how to get you excited for a movie that hasn’t even come out yet, don’t they?
Avengers: Infinity War assembles May 5.
So what did everyone think? What’s your favorite movie to look forward to our of this slate of trailers? Leave a comment!
Featured image from Rolling Stone.