For reasons that don’t quite make sense to me, a couple of studios are plunking down $3 million or so for a 30-second TV spots only to release the spots two days early on the Internet. It’s nice, I suppose — it’s not always easy to find a bathroom break during the telecast, unless you don’t care about football, which makes you un-American, of course. As does an inability to crush a beer can on your head, scratch your nuts and chew gum at the same time, and practice your racial profiling skills while watching “NCIS.” Man, I gotta get me some Truck Nutz.
Anyway, there have already been two Super Bowl adverts released for movies, and I’m going to post them below so that you can watch them. If you’d rather wait until the Super Bowl to get the authentic experience, please don’t let me stop you. I’m sure that the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender and Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood will be much more appealing when you’re three tits to the sheet on Schlitz and puking up Pringles in your mouth.
Who’s with me?
Honestly, the spot for The Last Airbender is much better than previous teaser trailer, though it still looks like The Matrix crossed with Dragon Ball, which is to say: Better than anything that Shyamalan has done in years (based on 30 seconds, at least):
As for the Robin Hood spot? I think the studio would’ve been better off spending that $3 million on a Jenny Craig program for Russell Crowe. Oh, and I’m calling it right now: Robin Hood is gonna do a big fat belly flop at the box office.