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Heroes, Pandas And Pirates

By TK Burton | Trailers | February 7, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Trailers | February 7, 2011 |

There were, believe it or not, sixteen movie trailers that premiered during the Super Bowl this year, and they were of mixed caliber. Several of them were for movies that we’ve already seen footage or other trailers of, but there were some notable new ones. In order to keep things manageable, we’re splitting the round-up of the trailers into a couple of posts.

We’ll start with the one that many of us around here were most curious about — Joe Johnston’s Captain America: The First Avenger:

Not bad. Not great. A little cheesy. Liked the glimpse of The Red Skull. Didn’t care for the one-liner by Hayley Atwell at the end. Evans has the look down, and as I suspected, the costume doesn’t look as ridiculous once you see it in action.

Kung Fu Panda 2:

You had me until “We will wok you.”

Fast Five

Paul Walker still looks flammably wooden. Vin Diesel just grunts his way through roles now, and The Rock… continues to make me sad. But of course I’ll watch it, because of the cars, man. The cars.


Nothing much that we didn’t see in the earlier trailers. It still looks like a big ball of goofy, watchable stupid.

Drive Angry 3D

Interestingly, this doesn’t mention the whole “back from the dead and fighting the Devil” aspect of the film. Also, “Nicolas Cage at his action-packed best.” Compared to what? Con Air? Face/Off? We’re not exactly standing in the footsteps of giants here.


Bradley Cooper! Meh. Deniro, in non-scenery-chewing mode. OK. Abbie Cornish. Absolutely. Overall? I’m not feelin’ it.

Just Go With It

Bite my ass.

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Best thing they ever did with this series was get rid of Orlando Bloom. It looks slightly less ridiculous than the last two, and a bit more straightforward fun like the first one. I’m not holding my breath, but I’m not throwing it out, either.

Oh, and for funsies, here’s the Captain America poster.


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