Last night was the season finale of foosball, which, of course, means people cared more about the commercial than the actual game. Why everyone got all excited about new ads for car insurance and potato chips I’ll never know, but the movie spots are worth checking out.
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
There’s no new footage in this one, but the narration seems to be mostly new and very cool. It’s not hard to get excited about Avengers 2, no matter what we’re seeing from it.
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
This is a pretty great spot for a movie that’s been advertised a lot lately. It’s hitting theatres in just two weeks and while my review is still coming, I’ll say now that I really liked it.
The latest from Brad Bird (Iron Giant, The Incredibles) looks fun but a little slight, at least so far. Though to be fair we haven’t seen much from it. The spot is almost all new footage, showing off a world that’s essentially one big science fair. So, basically, heaven.
Literally everything about this is great. It made a movie I’m desperate to see even more appealing. Well done.
I’m not complaining at all, but at what point did the Fast and the Furious series become Saints Row: The Movie? Because that’s awesome.
This movie just looks worse and worse with everything they release.
HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2
Hot Tub Time Machine was the first movie we reviewed here at The Nerd Signal, so I’ll probably check out the second one just for that reason but this terrible ad jumping onto a pointless recent controversy isn’t making me happy about it. (Also, they’d been running it for a few days already.)
It seems like all the advertising for the Despicable Me spin-off has had a meta slant to it, and this is no different. I dug the first DM and never got around to seeing the second, largely for the same reason I have no desire to see this one. I will admit to laughing at the bit at the end.
This looks shitty but fun, like a big-screen SyFy movie
So, uh, this is a movie that’s happening.
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT
The tagline “She is The One” in a trailer that looks like such a generic Matrix rip-off makes me so very happy, “The Divergent Series” sounds like a working title for the franchise that someone forgot to change. I love this. I want to have this movie’s babies.
PITCH PERFECT 2
More Fat Amy equals more better.
THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER
Is it wrong that I think this looks like it might be the funniest movie of the year?
…and here we have the least funny.
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
So this is what your mom’s spank bank looks like.
It’s not a movie, and the trailer’s kind of blah, but we’re all going to watch this goddamn train wreck. Don’t bother pretending you won’t.