While there’s no doubt about the cultural significance of the Super Bowl, for cinephiles the big game means new trailers. For years, studios have used the eyes and attention of a rapt audience to unveil their latest previews, putting months-long hype trains in motion and setting the stage for the year to come. This year gave us an exciting crop of movies to look forward to in the months to come with everything from the Minions to James Bond making their debut. In case you somehow missed it, here’s all the movie trailers which debuted in last night’s big game.
A Quiet Place Part II
At least we know that writer/director John Krasinski found a way to ensure that his dead character from the first movie could appear on screen once more.
Actually, I guess there was kind of a theme of dead characters coming back for new movies this year. As late as this movie is getting to the table, I must admit that it’s looking like the most fun MCU movie to hit in a good long while. After the back to back hit of melodrama that was Infinity War and Endgame, it’ll be good to maybe get back to Marvel basics.
Fast & Furious 9
The most exciting part of about Fast & Furious 9 trailer isn’t the return of Han but, rather, the implicit knowledge that we are one step closer to Fast 10 and all of the “Fast10 year seatbelts” marketing campaigns that this series has be dying for.
Minions: The Rise of Gru
Your mom’s favorite meme is back!
This honestly is looking more and more like Disney will have an actual classic on their hands for the first time since they began their live action remake series. Time will tell, of course, but each new trailer looks better than the last.
No Time to Die
Daniel Craig’s last outing as the debonair spy has been long awaited, and while the new trailer didn’t show us much it certainly does a good job at piquing interest in Craig’s swan song.
Sonic the Hedgehog
This doesn’t really do much in terms of getting me excited for the movie but, I must admit, it was kind of a cute concept for a Super Bowl trailer.
The Invisible Man
It’s good to know that Universal is finally doing something worthwhile with their Classic Monsters.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
Snoop Dogg? Keanu? CG animation? What in tarnation?
Top Gun: Maverick
Whether or not we actually needed a sequel to Top Gun is certainly a discussion worth having. But it’s certainly getting harder to deny that Top Gun: Maverick at least looks like it might be cool. That’s something, right?