Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Super Bowl spots for UP, STAR TREK, LAND OF THE LOST, G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, and TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN!

Today is the Super Bowl, which means that big entertainment studios (among many other companies) will be dropping unconscionable amounts of coin on measly 30-second spots to shill for movies, some of which won't even be coming out 'til August. And thanks to the glorious wonder of the Internet, we can take a gander at them several hours before they air.

This first spot is for Disney and Pixar's Up. I know some folks who have seen advance footage of this one, and they cannot stop raving about how good it's already looking. Go to Disney's website to see the commercial in much higher resolution. This will definitely be on my "must see" list this summer...

The next one is for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, due out in May. Another one that I'm eagerly anticipating, for one reason because this looks totally unlike anything that has been done in the forty-some years of the Star Trek franchise. And because I trust Abrams to deliver the goods...

This next one is for Land of the Lost, starring Will Ferrell. A movie that so far I am remaining very cautiously optimistic for. I must admit though: visually at least, this spot is hitting on all the right chords. Love the shot of the "time/space junkyard", the multiple moons and the Sleestack of course. The music has a great vibe to it also. We'll see this spring how this one fares...

The Super Bowl commercial for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Color me "meh". I'm just not getting this one yet. It comes perilously close to making me understand the whole "raped my childhood" thing that a lot of Star Wars fans have cried out over the past decade. That's supposed to be Destro that Christopher Eccleston is playing (sans the mandatory beryllium steel mask Destro always wears). Looks as outrageous and loud as any Stephen Sommers flick. I doubt I'll be there opening day for it but if word is good, I'll probably check it out, if only out of curiosity. ComingSoon.net has the commercial in multiple high-res Quicktime versions...

And finally, here's the Super Bowl ad for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. A movie that I am extremely looking forward to but until now I have somehow remained blissfully unaware of what it's going to be about. And if this spot is any indication, the sequel to 2007's Transformers is going to completely pour on the crazy!

Oh yeah: Go Steelers! :-P

5 comments:

Geoff Gentry (aka xforce11) said...

One you won't see because NBC would not show it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2CaBR3z85c

Chris Knight said...

That is an absolutely powerful ad and I'm gonna make a post about it right now. Thanks Geoff!

Anonymous said...

Is that Devastator/combined Constructicons in the Transformers:ROTF commercial at the end rolling on one wheel?

Chris Knight said...

I just checked with Seibertron.com, an AWESOME Transformers-dedicated website, and according to them that is NOT the Constructicons combiner (whatever its name is going to be). That is however ONE Constructicon, and he transforms into a steam shovel. In robot mode his treads turn into that giant wheel that he rolls about on.

See that little thing swinging into his face? That looks like Optimus.

And as big as this guy is, he still combines with several others to form an even BIGGER being!

Autobots, yer on your own... :-P

Geoff Gentry (aka xforce11) said...

on that site they have the toy version of Soundwave who is a triple changer.
Def. going to see TROTF and Star Trek this summer

Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Super Bowl spots for UP, STAR TREK, LAND OF THE LOST, G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA, and TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN!

Today is the Super Bowl, which means that big entertainment studios (among many other companies) will be dropping unconscionable amounts of coin on measly 30-second spots to shill for movies, some of which won't even be coming out 'til August. And thanks to the glorious wonder of the Internet, we can take a gander at them several hours before they air.

This first spot is for Disney and Pixar's Up. I know some folks who have seen advance footage of this one, and they cannot stop raving about how good it's already looking. Go to Disney's website to see the commercial in much higher resolution. This will definitely be on my "must see" list this summer...

The next one is for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek, due out in May. Another one that I'm eagerly anticipating, for one reason because this looks totally unlike anything that has been done in the forty-some years of the Star Trek franchise. And because I trust Abrams to deliver the goods...

This next one is for Land of the Lost, starring Will Ferrell. A movie that so far I am remaining very cautiously optimistic for. I must admit though: visually at least, this spot is hitting on all the right chords. Love the shot of the "time/space junkyard", the multiple moons and the Sleestack of course. The music has a great vibe to it also. We'll see this spring how this one fares...

The Super Bowl commercial for G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Color me "meh". I'm just not getting this one yet. It comes perilously close to making me understand the whole "raped my childhood" thing that a lot of Star Wars fans have cried out over the past decade. That's supposed to be Destro that Christopher Eccleston is playing (sans the mandatory beryllium steel mask Destro always wears). Looks as outrageous and loud as any Stephen Sommers flick. I doubt I'll be there opening day for it but if word is good, I'll probably check it out, if only out of curiosity. ComingSoon.net has the commercial in multiple high-res Quicktime versions...

And finally, here's the Super Bowl ad for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. A movie that I am extremely looking forward to but until now I have somehow remained blissfully unaware of what it's going to be about. And if this spot is any indication, the sequel to 2007's Transformers is going to completely pour on the crazy!

Oh yeah: Go Steelers! :-P

5 comments:

Geoff Gentry (aka xforce11) said...

One you won't see because NBC would not show it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2CaBR3z85c

Chris Knight said...

That is an absolutely powerful ad and I'm gonna make a post about it right now. Thanks Geoff!

Anonymous said...

Is that Devastator/combined Constructicons in the Transformers:ROTF commercial at the end rolling on one wheel?

Chris Knight said...

I just checked with Seibertron.com, an AWESOME Transformers-dedicated website, and according to them that is NOT the Constructicons combiner (whatever its name is going to be). That is however ONE Constructicon, and he transforms into a steam shovel. In robot mode his treads turn into that giant wheel that he rolls about on.

See that little thing swinging into his face? That looks like Optimus.

And as big as this guy is, he still combines with several others to form an even BIGGER being!

Autobots, yer on your own... :-P

Geoff Gentry (aka xforce11) said...

on that site they have the toy version of Soundwave who is a triple changer.
Def. going to see TROTF and Star Trek this summer