Top 5 – Movie Trailers of The Superbowl 2011

So last night was the American Super Bowl. My twitter feed was full of complaints about Christina Aguilera’s Star Spangled Banner slip-up, football stats (which to be frank I didn’t understand at all) and my favourite part – the release of new movie trailers.

Any readers of this blog will know I am a huge film fan and there was a total of TWELVE new trailers released during the game. Here is a list of my five favourites.

1. I Am Number FourI am so excited for this film. I’ve been following it since the release of the initial teaser trailers and posters and think it looks great. It is based on a book about an alien who is being chased and, of course, develops into a love story. I’m so glad Alex Pettyfer is getting the recognition he deserves in Hollywood and he’s sure to be on you screens frequently as he is set to star in no less than three films this year.

2. Super 8The long awaited trailer for the J.J Abrams and Steven Spielberg collaboration is full of intrigue, excitement and strange happenings. With the tagline “Next Summer, It Arrives”, I’m certain this film will be a definite hit.

3. Captain America: The First AvengerThere’s a huge hype in America about this film and after starring in The Fantastic Four, I think Chris Evans can definitely pull off playing Captain America. If the trailer is anything to go by, I think this could make Evan’s profile huge.

4. Transformers 3: Dark Of The MoonThis is a definite upgrade from the previously released trailer. Although it still doesn’t give much information as to what the plot will be and how Megan Fox’s character is being written out, it’s made me even more excited for the release of the film.

5. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – Before seeing this trailer I didn’t know whether this franchise could live on without Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, however, I’m now more convinced that it will be a hit, especially seeing some of the other old cast members are still in the film. The plot looks hilarious, but I do feel apprehensive as to whether I will like this film as much as it’s predecessors.

One To Watch: Transformers: Dark Of The Moon


LaBeouf filming a scene

With the release of the latest teaser trailer for next year’s Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, many were upset that it didn’t show the chemistry between Shia LeBeouf and his new co-star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. In fact, they don’t even feature in the trailer. Instead, we are given an interesting back-story surrounding the Apollo 11 landing in the alternate universe in which Transformers exist.

There has been lots of speculation as to how Huntington-Whiteley’s character can be introduced into the tale, after the very high profile sacking of fan favourite, Megan Fox, who was initially signed on to the film during principal photography.

The third instalment of the film franchise is set to be in 3D, making director Michael Bay adjust his filming techniques. Bay has acknowledged that this film will be more serious, after disappointing some fans with the last sequel.

“We tried to learn from the second movie. On the second movie we got burned. We had a writers strike, we had to agree on a story in three weeks, and then we knew they were going on strike… It was still an entertaining movie, but I think we failed on certain aspects. What we did with this movie is I think we have a much better script, and we got back to basics. … It’s more serious. I got rid of the dorky comedy; I mean we’ve got two little characters, that’s it, but the dorkiness is not there. Dork-free Transformers. It’s much more serious. It’s still entertaining; it’s big looking.”

Bay has also hinted that this would be the last Transformers film that he will direct and has suggested that LeBeouf is not interested in returning, making it all the more important for this final film to not only be a success in the box office, but also to be a success with the fans. Will you be watching Transformers: Dark Of The Moon? And what do you think about Megan Fox’s departure from the films?