Remember when the Super Bowl was all about two teams from different conferences trying to prove that they’re the best? Now it has become a global platform to showcase trailers for anticipated films and tv shows. 2021’s game released quite a few big trailers; many have become trending topics on social media. Since I love football and pop culture, I watched. If you weren’t too interested in seeing the Indigenous People and Swashbuckling Pirates duke it out, you may have missed some. I’ve taken the time to compile these trailers and rank them, so I’m going to give you the good, the bad, and the meh. Grab some of that leftover gameday food and let’s talk trailers.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
The Winter Soldier is my favorite MCU movie! So, personally, I’m very excited to see these two return. The Disney+ series will begin streaming on March 19. Falcon will have to deal with the pressure of carrying the mantle of Captain America while Bucky will have to overcome his past as Baron Zemo makes his return. Of course, we get to enjoy watching the developing friendship between the two heroes.
Raya and the Last Dragon
Clarice is a Silence of the Lambs spin-off show airing on CBS. What I like about this trailer is that its goal isn’t to give us a preview of the show. It functions as a moodsetter. Clarice gives us a haunting and eerie monologue that prepares us for the tone of the show. The trailer feels similar to the original films but still has its own essence. Here’s hoping the show can live up to this good trailer.
Superman & Lois
The CWverse is really struggling to stay relevant. I personally like the new Batwoman though. Superman & Lois is not the answer. Clark and Lois having a moody son does not seem like real gripping television. The villain looks underwhelming. I just don’t see how the changes made to the story benefit the show.
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
After a large Twitter campaign to #releasethesnydercut, the internet got its wish. The coveted Snyder Cut will be available exclusively on HBO Max. From what we know, this version of Justice League will only include mere minutes of new footage. And, if you go by this trailer…he has revealed some of it. I’m skeptical that a few minutes will be the cure to a bad film, and what is being presented does not seem much different.
F9 – The Fast Saga
Truthfully, I wanted to put this in the bad section. However, these films are supposed to be convoluted and beyond belief. This film wants us to believe that Han has been alive all this time and that John Cena is related to Vin Diesel. Good thing we don’t watch these films for the story. Despite the WTF moments, the action does look cool.
This is another one where I had to remove my bias. I am a big M. Night fan. The trailer for his latest film shows a family on vacation on a beautiful tropical island. Things quickly go bad, as the children come back as teens or adults. The island made them…old. The trailer looks really interesting and there are many places the story can take us. But, it’s meh because Night is sometimes all visual and no substance. And this is coming from someone who has seen The Village over 100 times. Also, it being only in theaters feels sketchy and irresponsible to me.
Which trailer is your personal favorite? Was there something you were hoping would be shown? Share with us in the comments and online.
Congratulations to the Swashbuckling Pirates on their win of The Big Game LV!