Trailers, Teasers, and Touchdowns, oh my!


Most people watch the Super Bowl out of tradition, or to cheer for their favorite team, or to enjoy time with their friends and family. If you’re a film geek and general all-around nerd like me though, you watch the game for the exclusive trailers.

This year, there is a lot to talk about in terms of big-game trailers. There were quite a few discussion-worthy trailers that aired during the Bowl, but I am only going to talk about the ones that I feel had the most impact in terms of revelations and had the best overall anticipation factor.

First, I think one of the most anticipated trailers to air during the Super Bowl was the spot for Jurassic World. I was already excited for this film’s release, and this trailer only serves to heighten my expectations. The new genetically-altered hybrid dinosaur was featured prominently throughout the trailer. Although it was never fully shown, audiences were given glimpses of teeth and claws, as well as the official name of the creature (Indominus Rex).

Chris Pratt, of Guardians of the Galaxy fame, was also shown seemingly training Velociraptors, an idea that has many claiming that this ‘de-talons’ the franchise’s most famous predators. I, however, am interested to see what the film will do with this concept, and I think it could make for some interesting scenes.

A second big trailer for a lesser-known film, was the trailer for Terminator Genisys. I was expecting, or rather hoping, for an exciting trailer that would revive everyone’s faith in a franchise that has been going downhill since its third installment. I actually like the third film, despite its criticism, but I cannot stand Salvation. Hopefully the franchise can put the past behind it with the new film. Much to my chagrin, the game-day trailer for this film honestly didn’t show much more than the original did; however, there were at least a few new frames for audiences to at least feel a little satisfied.

The new Disney film Tomorrowland made a surprise trailer appearance, in my eyes at least, and managed to pique my curiosity. The film’s tagline is, “imagine a place where nothing is impossible”, and that can certainly be seen in the trailer, which features shots of men in jet-packs, futuristic monorails, and fanciful otherworldly cities. I am hesitant to judge this film yet, as I think it could be a big-budgeted flop just as easily as it could be fun for the whole family. Nevertheless, the trailer was perfectly put-together to grab the audience’s attention.

The highlight of the new trailers for me, wasn’t even one for a movie. I am talking about the brief, brief, teaser for the upcoming NBC show Heroes Reborn. I am a fan of the original show, despite everyone claiming that it went downhill after the first season. Consequently, I was beyond excited for this new reboot of the show. Not much is known in terms of content details regarding the show; however, I have high hopes that it will be just as good, or better, than its predecessor.

Those were my favorite Superbowl film and television trailers, and I know there were a lot more. So, let me know which one is your favorite and why in the comments.