After watching the Super Bowl trailer for some of the "2009 summer movies" I'd have to say, based on 30 seconds of flash cuts mind you, that "Star Trek" might be the one to beat.
Trailer for the rebooted/reimagine "Star Trek" - courtesy of Trailer Addict
Because, I thought it had a decent enough story, even in the 30 seconds, compared to the other trailers AND it's being put together by a team that has a cult following... granted that the cult following is mainly based around their TV work (Just in case you've been living under a rock and haven't heard, I'm talking about team Abrams/Orci/Kurtzman who brought us "Alias", "Fringe" and "Mission: Impossible III" just to name a few)!
"Star Trek" stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana, Winona Ryder, John Cho, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin and, among others, Leonard Nimoy
Most "Star Trek" fans have been itching to see this (I assume) since this was originally scheduled for December 2008 and has been delayed a tad... AND also since it is set to change (for the best/worse) established Trek lore in ways that... well we'll have to wait and see won't we?
Trailer for "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" - courtesy of Trailer Addict
Apparently "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" was the highest rated amongst the Super Bowl trailers. I must say, that I wasn't that impressed with the first (the Michael Bay version not the animated) Transformers movie - it was all right, wasn't blown away. And I'm not all that impressed with the trailer for Revenge of the Fallen either.
Interestingly though, both Transformer movies were also written by Orci and Kurtzman!
And is it just me or does the trailer for "G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra" look a tad like a trailer for a bad video game inspired movie?!!?!?
Trailer for "UP" - courtesy of Trailer Addict
Aaand, although the "Monster vs. Aliens" trailer was rated above "Up" I'd have to say that the latter seems to be a better bet in terms of striking the right humour chord...
BUT who am I kidding... judging a movie by a 30 to 45 second trailer is probably worse than judging a book by its cover... So we'll have to see how good/bad the movies are when they're out.
What's the point of this post you ask... I dunno... I kinda lost my train of thought there...
For those who will be near a decent cinema during the summer - have fun at the movies!
I'll be swimming in the beautiful lagoons of the Maldives banging my head against a coral reef!!