Arguably, the best part about the Super Bowl is the commercials. Every year, movie studios love to join the fun with half-minute sneak peeks at their upcoming releases. For this week’s selection of previews, we’ll look at one teaser spot and two official trailers.
‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’
So much for Michael Bay’s claim that he was done with the ‘Transformers’ franchise. The guy who’s made a name for himself by turning mindless, over-the-top action into an assault of flashy images and pretty colors has clearly found his cash cow. This latest installment is proof that he’s suckling at that cow’s teat until it’s bone dry. Sadly, it also looks like more of the same garbage as the previous three, except bigger, louder and with four times the destruction. The only points of interest are seeing Mark Walhberg replace Shia LaBeouf and having our first glimpse of the Dinobots. If this movie turns into ‘Beast Wars’, I might check it out in theaters. At this point, I’m reserving judgment until we have a full official trailer.
‘3 Days to Kill’
I know that there are many fans out there who enjoy watching Amber Heard (especially guys), but I think she’s an awful actress and find her rather annoying. I have yet to see anything from her that remotely impresses me. In this McG production of a Luc Besson story, she promises to irritate me even more by playing some head-honcho secret super-agent that can apparently outsmart Kevin Costner. They really couldn’t find someone more believable for the role, or at least someone with better acting skills? Sorry, but Heard’s presence really pushes my suspension of disbelief to the limits. Needless to say, I plan to avoid this at all costs.
‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’
Seth MacFarlane’s latest raunchy comedy combines two of my favorite things: the Old West and Charlize Theron. Oh, yeah!
In all seriousness, this trailer had me in stitches and has sold me on seeing the movie – if not in theaters, then at some point on Blu-ray. Looking like a big hodgepodge of satire, stupid wisecracks and physical gags, I have good feeling about this movie, especially after maybe a few drinks to set the proper mindset. By the way, this is a Red Band trailer and the language makes it Not Safe for Work!
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