Trailer Catch-Up: Super Bowl Trailers! | DC’s Take

Super Bowl LIV has come and gone on the night of February 2. Honestly, I missed the first quarter of the game and caught five minutes of the second since I had to be out. So, that means I missed the first hour of the ads live. But even though I didn’t care who wins the game, all I care about are the commercials, as well as everyone else who doesn’t care about sports. But it was a great game the Kansas City Chiefs played now as champions. At least it’s not the Patriots, thank God. By the way, how good was the Halftime show with Jennifer Lopez and Shakira? 100x better than the past two shows combined.

Everybody knows that the Super Bowl is the best time of year where the biggest and best commercials are aired during the game. It’s also the best time for the movie trailers to come out and get us all excited for the huge upcoming blockbusters, which means it’s time for a new edition of Trailer Catch-Up. There were some pretty good trailers that aired, and these are the ones that I expected to air, especially coming from Universal Pictures and Disney.

So, let’s dive into these movie trailers that played during the Super Bowl! Check them all out below!

‘F9’ (5/22)


First up, the biggest trailer to come out this past week was the long-awaited full trailer to F9, the ninth installment in the Fast and the Furious franchise. This latest film sees the return of Justin Lin back directing, as we see Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his team taking on John Cena, who is revealed to be… Dom’s younger brother.

This trailer is nearly four minutes long, and I am pumped out of my mind for F9! This franchise has gotten better ever since Fast Five. Almost every movie afterward has topped itself with its crazy action sequences and defies logic at every corner. Everybody about this looks absolutely bonkers, from magnet planes, a car with a rocket engine, and the reveal that Han (Sung Kang) is alive?! Here’s to new entry that will surely make a billion dollars worldwide, and I’m going to be paying my $10 for it.

Score: 7.5/10

‘Black Widow’ (5/1)


The spot for Black Widow shouldn’t come as a surprise since Marvel Studios always has a commercial every year. The footage that was shown wasn’t anything too new, but it still looks like it’s going to deliver some stellar action and a promise that we will get to learn more about Natasha Romanoff’s background with her family as she returns to take on her past. It was only 30 seconds, but I’m still confident this will be entertaining.

Score: 8/10

Big Game Spot (Disney+)


This isn’t exactly a movie trailer, but it does come as a surprise from Disney+ and Marvel Studios as this gives fans a first look at three of streaming service’s upcoming series from Marvel: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, and Loki. This is only 30 seconds, but I’m super pumped about watching these shows. As soon as I saw Captain America’s shield, I knew what was about to happen. We only got a single glimpse of Tom Hiddleston as Loki with a sneaky line delivery from him. Other than that, I’m just happy to see some actual footage.

Score: 9.5/10

‘Minions 2: The Rise of Gru’ (7/3)


Before its trailer debut on Wednesday, Universal and Illumination released the first footage to Minions 2: The Rise of Gru, the sequel to the Despicable Me spin-off from 2015. The reason why this is made is because the first one made a billion dollars, and this shouldn’t come out. I didn’t think the first Minions movie was very good, and even though we get to see a young Gru interact with these things, I still don’t care. All we see is random clips with an announcer yelling what’s going to happen in the movie. Also, this playing “Sabotage” won’t get me to see it.

Score: 3/10

‘No Time to Die’ (4/10)


We got ourselves a new look at No Time to Die, the latest entry in the James Bond franchise. As stated in the ad, “The 25th film will change everything.” There was the recent news that the past four movies with Daniel Craig will be connected to his final movie. If that’s the case, sign me up because I’m very much so anticipating this when it hits theaters.

Score: 8/10

‘Mulan’ (3/27)


Besides a new TV spot for Disney’s Mulan, the studio also released the final trailer for the latest live-action remake. Not my favorite that has been released thus far, but I’m a little hopeful this will be fine. This Mulan should do justice with its action sequences and its story, and it looks like it will include the avalanche scene. Though the fear of this being bland is intact.

Score: 7/10

‘A Quiet Place Part II’ (3/20)


Next up is the TV spot for A Quiet Place Part II. John Krasinski returns to direct and write this much-anticipated sequel to the great 2018 horror movie where we now see the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Noah Jupe, Millicent Simmonds) stepping out of their territory to survive from the creatures and possibly new survivers. Still looks great, let’s hope this is a worthy horror sequel that can be a surprise. I’m curious to also see how everything started since we get to see Krasinski in a flashback scene. By the end, I legit had a reaction within the first few seconds.

Score: 8/10

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ (6/26)


Paramount Pictures also dropped a new Super Bowl spot for Top Gun: Maverick. This long-awaited sequel already sold me with its first two trailers over the past few months, and I have a feeling this won’t disappoint. Hopefully. Those aerial scenes are just going to be spectacular on the big screen considering I believe Tom Cruise is actually flying that jet.

Score: 9/10

‘The Invisible Man’ (2/28)


Universal Pictures released the spot for their upcoming horror film The Invisible Man from Blumhouse. I’m pretty looking forward to seeing how writer/director Leigh Whannell takes on this well-known character, so let’s not make this another horrible remake to restart this shared universe again. This and Birds of Prey are the two movies in February that I’m anticipating. Quick and to the point, let’s see how this plays out.

Score: 7/10

The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run


And finally, this new spot for The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run isn’t anything to be psyched about since it’s just Spongebob telling about what’s going down in his latest movie, which includes flashbacks, Snopp Dogg, and the fact that this pet snail Gary is missing.

Score: 6.5/10

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