Welcome to another episode of moviemanMDG’s Movie Talk, where I talk about everything film-related. Today was a special day when people go out, hang out with their family and friends, and watch two of the biggest football teams battle for the championship trophy. That’s right, I’m talking about Super Bowl LIII. This traditional sports event is home to not only the epic match between the two teams, but also some of the joyous (and weirdest) commercials that are shown exclusively for the game. The popular brands, such as Pepsi, are willing to shell out the big bucks to sell their products to their audience in a unique way. Hollywood is no different as they show special sneak peeks of some of their upcoming blockbusters that will be heading our way soon. I don’t usually watch football that much unless the Green Bay Packers are playing, but the Super Bowl is a different story. I always attempt to watch the Super Bowl for the commercials, mostly the ones that involve movies, which were the best parts of the game, in my opinion. So, for this episode of Movie Talk, I will be sharing my personal thoughts on just the film commercials that appear during the Super Bowl. I would like to talk about the other Super Bowl commercials, but that would defeat the main purpose of this blog. With that said, let’s get to it.
The first Super Bowl movie commercial appeared after Gladys Knight performed “The Star-Spangled Banner”. “Wonder Park” is the latest animated film from Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies that tells the story of a girl who teams up with her animal friends to save her imaginative amusement park. I saw the latest trailer for the film a bunch of times before this commercial, and I already figured out what I’m getting myself into. It looks like something that’ll impress a suitable amount of kids while they wait for the live-action remake of “Dumbo”. Personally, I hope it doesn’t wind up being another average animated movie that’s more fitted for kids than adults because it looked so darn cute and fun from the trailers.
This commercial aired just before kickoff. “Avengers: Endgame” showcased some new footage that involves the remaining Avengers preparing for the ultimate battle. It’s short, but it’s short enough to remind me that our heroes may or may not make it out of this battle alive. We still don’t know what the actual plot is going to be, but from the looks of the new TV spot, I have a feeling that it’s going to be the type of event that people will remember for many, many years.
Before we see the Avengers take on the biggest threat of their lives, we have another solo superhero film to get to next month, and that is “Captain Marvel”. So far, Disney and Marvel did wonders in introducing the less-popular characters to mainstream audiences, such as the Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man, and I have a good feeling that this film will keep the trend going. Its well-known cast and some dazzling visual sequences might be enough to make this film a success, and if the story is good enough, that would be great as well.
This is the commercial that I was looking forward to the most. Classified as the first spin-off film in the physics-defying “Fast & Furious” franchise, “Hobbs & Shaw” centers on Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw battling an international terrorist with superhuman strength. Yep, you read that right. We now have a super-powered villain in a “Fast & Furious” movie, and you thought that the franchise couldn’t get any more ridiculous. The Super Bowl spot for the film is basically the same as the official trailer that was released on Friday, but shorter. First off, I was pretty surprised at the direction they’re going with in terms of the villain, who is played by Idris Elba. Then again, they did manage to teach the cars how to skydive in “Furious 7”, so I don’t want to complain too much about it. Second, the trailer looks like it still has the proper elements that were in the other installments, such as the insane action sequences, the humor, and the chemistry between the main cast, most notably Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Say what you want about the film, but I believe it’s going to be one of the most entertaining films of the summer, assuming that the story will be able to keep up with its silliness.
That’ll have to do with the Super Bowl movie commercials. I know that there isn’t a lot for me to look over, but I have to save the rest of my thoughts for the other upcoming films I'll be looking at soon. Let me know in the comments what you thought of the Super Bowl movie commercials and I’ll see you on the next episode of Movie Talk.