The best thing about the Super Bowl is that there is something for everyone. If you don’t care for the sports ball game than there’s the half-time show. If Bruno Mars or Coldplay isn’t your thing, then there are the glorious commercials or more importantly, the new movie trailers! Teaser spots for Jason Bourne, Captain America: Civil War and more aired during the big game...
On Sunday, the trailer for “Independence Day: Resurgence” invaded the internet, and didn't necessarily break it. Resurgence is theWill Smith-less follow-up to the 1996 alien invasion movie with now iconic White-House demolishing special effects. Honestly, the trailer is genuinely intriguing with a methodical and dramatic imagery overlayed with a heavy, dragging beat—eerie aliens skulls, airport hangers, astronauts in peril, former President Whitmore now a haunted, white-bearded old man. It manages to convert most of my skepticism to curiosity. But it’s not epic enough to cover the glaring absence of Will Smith (his character, Col. Steven Hiller, died in on a test flight after a technical malfunction in 2007, EW.com reports).
In the two decades since the first alien invasion, the world used purloined alien technology to build an “immense defense program to protect the planet,” according to the movie's official description. However, a second invasion finds them to be an “unprecedented force.”
New characters will join stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman and Vivica A. Fox in order to save the world, including Jesse Usher as Will Smith’s Steven Hiller’s grown son, and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2’s” Liam Hemsworth. Hemsworth may be nice on the eyes, but there is no universe where he can match Smith’s charisma and presence.
What do you think of the trailer? Watch below and hit up the comments section.
If you heard a window-rattling screech last night, it was just me fangirling to the new “Captain America: Civil War” trailer that debuted during “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The teaser for the follow-up to the stellar “Captain America: Winter Solder” is more spectacular than even I could have predicted!
In the trailer, Steve (Chris Evans) finally tracks down Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) who has regained some memories, but reality looms in the form of international agencies that want the Winter Soldier—a rogue Hydra experiment used to commit murders— dead. Meanwhile, mysterious entities associated with the Avengers want to reign in Captain America and other Avengers. “You’ve operated with unlimited power and no supervision. That’s something the world can no longer tolerate.” Um, gulp.
Battle lines are drawn, and everyone takes sides. Black Widow (Scarlett Johannson) surprisingly stands with an ever-arrogant Tony Stark, Iron Patriot (Don Cheadle) and Black Panther (Marvel newcomer Chadwick Boseman). Leaving Steve with the Winter Soldier and Falcon (Anthony Mackie), the Scarlet Witch, and Hawkeye. At some point, Steve gets in a fight with a helicopter and a building, and Bucky goes for Iron Man's power core!
If I’m grateful for anything going into Thanksgiving weekend, it’s definitely for this action-packed, explosive trailer! Make use of the pause button to find gasp-worthy shockers and discuss below!
“Captain America: Civil War” hits theaters on May 6, 2016.