Superbowl XLVIII has come and gone, with the general consensus feeling as follows:
They are offended by the Coca-Cola commercial to which I say lighten the hell up ‘Murica since we are a country built by different cultures.
They only watched the game for the ads and could care less about the teams actually playing the game.
Bloodstain Lane summed up the Superbowl in the truest way possible and I have to agree with him:
“Can't stand these fucking mutts who don't watch ONE game during the season but want to celebrate the Super Bowl like it's fucking Mardi Gras or some sort of Holiday….I watch my team (The Steelers) every Sunday, every year since '92…BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS to have these trendy big event parasites who don't know shit about football be in my space during the BIG game…If you watch the Super Bowl just for the festivities, Commercials & Half time show….STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM ME“
The Superbowl has honestly gone the way of Comic Con in that most could care less about the game and more about the commercials, much like Comic Con is hardly about comics any more. While I am sure I can sit here and make this a personal post, let's get to what you're really here for and that's the damn trailers!
Captain America: The Winter Soldier has been receiving tremendous praise from insiders who feel that this movie will be the first of many Marvel hits in 2014. The trailers and TV spots definitely did not disappoint.
Anthony Mackie definitely looks like he will steal the show as Falcon.
I will admit that the latest trailer and teaser have got me interested, but I remain concerned that the overabundance of villains will hamper the success of this film. I think the direction they are going will be interesting to see on-screen once all the pieces come together. I know seasoned comic fans will figure it out.
I definitely feel Garfield's sarcastic Spider-Man persona continues to remain a high point.
Transformers: Age of Extinction
While I know that many hate the “Bayformers” (including our very own Slick) I have realized that Bay's vision of the Transformers is it's own self-contained universe and while it is quite easy to pick at all the shit he does wrong, I watch these movies for what he does right which is loading impressive effects and ton of explosives into a neatly wrapped two hours. Who would have thought when we were kids we'd see “real” Transformers on the big screen much less be on a fourth film? Soak in the explosions and Optimus Prime riding on Grimlock!
Muppets Most Wanted
I was pleasantly surprised by how amusing the first Muppets film was and knowing Disney they will work extremely hard to ensure this follow-up is a success.
Here are the other spots and trailers including Need for Speed, Pompeii and a ton of others.